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How will Vancouver’s 15% tax on foreign buyers affect relocation?

In its ongoing attempt to rein in the runaway price increases in Vancouver’s hot real estate market, the BC government has introduced legislation that taxes foreign nationals an extra 15 per cent when buying real estate there. The legislation became effective on August 2. Effects: It should be said that this is a punitive tax. …

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Immigration filing fees go up in the UK

On March 18, companies will be paying more for immigration fees for their global assignees and permanent relocations to the UK. There is a small increase of 2% work visas: Tier 2 visa route application up to three years (outside the UK): £564 to £575 (Increase of £11) Tier 2 visa route application up to…

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Flying through Canada is about to get harder. Are you prepared for your business travellers and current work permit holders?

Starting March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa issued by a Canadian embassy, consulate, or high commission outside of Canada. eTA is a new entry requirement for all visa-exempt foreign nationals…

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Prevailing Wage Increase – How could you be affected?

On November 16, 2015, the prevailing wage was adjusted for selected National Occupation Classification (NOC) codes. These changes take effect immediately. Certain work permit applications in both the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TWFP) and the International Mobility Program (IMP) are affected. Employers will have to identify foreign nationals that are impacted and take necessary action.…

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