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Data Security Session at CERC – good start, but not enough time. We need to do more work.

Data Security Session at CERC – good start, but not enough time. We need to do more work in relocation. I was fortunate enough to be part of a panel at the recent Canadian Employee Relocation Council’s annual conference: Protecting Assignee Data Through the Supply Chain.  I had the pleasure of speaking with Mirela Marin…

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temporary accommodation

Extreme Shortage of Temporary Housing in Toronto causing immediate Troubles for Corporations

Extreme Shortage of Temporary Housing in Toronto causing immediate Troubles for Corporations This is an important relo-lert to our clients and anyone relocating transferees or assignees to Toronto at this time.  All Points Relocation Services Canada is experiencing an extreme shortage of temporary housing options in Toronto. All Points Relocation Canada wants to keep all…

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montreal relocation

Grand Prix wreaking havoc on Montreal temporary accommodation; rental market hot.

Grand Prix wreaking havoc on Montreal temporary accommodation; rental market hot. It is that time of year again where the Grand Prix is wreaking havoc on Montreal temporary accommodation.  Availability is at an extreme low. All Points Relocation Canada recommends that clients delay assignee and transferee arrivals until after the Grand Prix is over.  Hotel…

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eTA

Beware eTA Assistance Providers – they aren’t required.

Beware eTA Assistance Providers – they aren’t required. For many Visa-exempt foreign nationals, traveling to or transiting through Canada by air means having to apply (before actually travelling) for and receive an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).  In August of 2015, the Canadian government softly launched this travel mandate and, by March of 2016, it became…

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GDPR and Relocation

The EuRA Conference wrap-up: Acquisitions, Technology and Annihilation, oh my!

The EuRA Conference wrap-up: Acquisitions, Technology and Annihilation, oh my! This year’s EuRA Conference, held in Dubrovnik, was jam packed with discussions about the future of the industry. Acquisitions During the EuRA Conference I learned of two major acquisitions. Both were sizable. What does this mean for the industry? It means less choice, would be…

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GDPR and relocation

GDPR – what are you doing to the relocation industry and to Human Resources? And how is Mike going to help you? And…stuff. (I am competing for the longest relo-lert title-award).

GDPR – what are you doing to the relocation industry and to Human Resources? And how is Mike going to help you? And…stuff. General Data Protection Regulation What is GDPR? On April 27, 2016 (enforcement date is May 25!), the European Parliament passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR’s goal is to strengthen…

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duty of care

Duty of care meets the age of austerity. It doesn’t mix with lump sums.

What does it mean when the concept of duty of care meets the age of austerity? All Points Relocation Services Canada has seen the growth of the duty of care concept, but feels that it may clash with moves towards austerity and particularly with the advent of the lump sum. The concept of duty of…

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US Moving Rates going up!

So a US mover came up to me and told me my rates were going up by 10%. Is he out of touch or am I?

So a US mover came up to me and told me my rates were going up by 10%. And the trick is – it wasn’t just directed at All Points Relocation Canada. It was everyone. Across the board. Yes, I have never even spoken with a Van Line directly (All Points works with agents), but…

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Increase in rental values and multiple offers on Toronto apartments

Greater Toronto Area experiences large annual increase in rental values and multiple offers

The Globe and Mail has recently reported that Toronto is seeing multiple offers on condominium rentals. Kind of Old News This is actually not news to All Points Relocation Canada, as we have seen problems with rentals for some time now, but it does bear mentioning to those that relocate employees into the Greater Golden…

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Being in relocation in the midst of the #MeToo movement and the #Timesup movement.

I was thinking about how it feels to work in the relocation industry in the midst of the #MeToo and #Timesup movements.  I have been in relocation for over 20 years, and the thing that is a truism about the relocation industry is that, by the numbers, it is dominated by women. Certainly, from my…

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