Vancouver Mayor’s proposal could affect Domestic Secondments and Global Assignments

Vancouver’s mayor has announced that the city is looking at imposing a tax on vacant homes. Depending on how the proposed law is written this could increase the cost of domestic secondments and global assignments. However, we first have to remind ourselves of CRA guidelines for such assignments. What are the CRA Guidelines regarding assignments?   […]

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 […]

The possible effects of Vancouver House Flipping for relocation

On Saturday February 6, the Globe and Mail published an extensive article on the issue of home flipping in the Vancouver market. In it, the Globe investigation further casts suspicion on irregular market forces creating a bubble in the Vancouver housing market. Just as importantly, the article has caught the attention of a Vancouver MLA who is […]