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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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Preparing your transferees for Peak Household Goods Shipment Season can be the difference between a make or break relocation.

Why does Peak Season matter? Peak Season is also the season where a transferee is more statistically likely to experience delays, poor service, damage or all three. Think about it this way. During the non-peak months, your transferee will get a team of three professionals helping them with their relocation. During peak season, teams get…

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What do you mean my global assignee’s car seat is illegal in Canada?

Yes it is true, if a global assignee has brought their car seat from overseas, it may be illegal to use in Canada, and he or she may also be hit with fines and demerit points on their driving record if convicted. Transport Canada and Health Canada are concerned that parents and caregivers may not…

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UK Government announces changes to the Tier 2 skilled visa category

All Points originally reported that the UK Government’s Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) had met and made recommendations to immigration changes that would affect the Tier 2 visa category in 2016. The changes are in and they do make things harder for those with global mobility of intra-company transfers, although are not as bad as they…

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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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Increased Migrant Populations start to affect Relocations to the UK

UK concerns over increased migrant populations have had two recent effects on relocations to the UK, one which has been proposed and will likely be forthcoming in 2016, the other of which has already been implemented. Immigration: After being commissioned by the UK Government to address concerns about increased non-EU migrants using the Tier 2…

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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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