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Relocating during an emergency stay-at-home order or a curfew. You’re right. Relocation wasn’t stressful enough!

It is hard to keep up with the flurry of changes, but here is our best to keep clients informed. It is important to note that in both the provinces of Quebec and Ontario, Real Estate and Moving services are still considered essential and can continue through the recent changes, but with restrictions and guidelines…

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Assignees must receive negative Covid test 72 hours prior to flight to Canada.

Subscribe to our Newsletter here. As of January 7, all flyers coming to Canada from the ages of 5 and older will need to prove a negative result from a COVID-19 test, before they are allowed to board their flight. The test must have been taken within 72 hours before their flight’s scheduled departure. Human…

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Canada to offer more immigration pathways to temporary residents. What should companies do?

Subscribe to our Newsletter here. One thing that a lot of Canadians may not know is that Canada’s federal government is actually quite worried as to how COVID-19 has not only derailed its current economy, but also one of the pillars of its longer-term economic plan:  immigration. Both permanent and temporary residents are important aspects of…

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relocation during covid

Here we go again – acquiring toilet paper and Canadian Onboardings Just Got Harder. Change is the constant.

Subscribe to our Newsletter here. Once upon a pre-COVID time … a good destination service provided assignees to Canada (or any country) with an efficient and predictable onboarding experience. Well, with the rising numbers in most Canadian provinces, predictability has been thrown out the window.  As the rising COVID-19 numbers have us grabbing for bulk toilet…

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Your assignees need to get the ArriveCAN app as of November 21.

Assignees and expatriates (hereafter assignees) relocating to Canada will soon be required to use the ArriveCAN app in order to be allowed entry into Canada.  This is as part of efforts to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. This free app was introduced in April, 2020, but it has not been mandatory, and TBSA…

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5 Things to Consider when Shopping for a Relocation Management Company

Subscribe to our Newsletter here. So, before you even begin looking for a supplier, Human Resources or Mobility Teams need to define what they are looking for most in an RMC. HR’s would be wise to make a list of your top needs and then your top wants (what are the current pain points, and do…

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I once had X relocations. Now I have X-Y relocations. My Relocation Management Company may not fit me anymore

Subscribe to our Newsletter here. I once had X relocations. Now I have X-Y relocations. My Relocation Management Company may not fit me anymore I speak to a lot of people in my job (like a lot). A lot of HR professionals. And before the pandemic a number of these HR professionals were confiding in me. …

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Rental Vacancy Rates at critically low levels in Greater Vancouver and Toronto Areas

Just recently Vancouver’s rental vacancy rate was measured at being the lowest in the world at 0.6%. CMHC has not released its figures, so Toronto’s rate is not currently known (last year’s published rate was 1.6%), but it is expected to be low, although not as low as that of Vancouver. Single Family Detached Homes…

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Fort McMurray Evacuation Effects Temporary Accommodation availability far and wide

The tragedy in Fort McMurray has displaced thousands of families. Many of these have travelled south to Edmonton. As a result, it should come as no surprise that Edmonton temporary accommodation facilities are now full with no foreseeable vacancies. However, while many employees have fled to Edmonton, many have also gone back to other cities…

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Calgary homes can sell this spring, but they must be priced aggressively.

Recently, Ann-Marie Lurie, chief economist at the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB), noted that Calgary detached home sale prices are expected to drop 3.2% in 2016 on an annualized basis. All Points has spoken with appraisers who believe that in some pockets, housing prices may drop as much as a 0.5% per month. We are…

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