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All Points’ COVID-19 Update and Business Continuity

Updated – May 6, 2020 General Updates All Provinces require self-isolation for newly arrived individuals into the country. Some Provinces require self-isolation even for travel between Provinces. Rental Prices ARE coming down for 1 bedroom rentals, anywhere from 1% – 35% year over last across the country. The larger markets that have experienced the biggest…

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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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Did you know some relocating assignees are not having to quarantine? However, they may not be able to do much anyway.

Subscribe to our Newsletter here. Did you know some relocating assignees are not having to quarantine? However, they may not be able to do much anyway. It hasn’t happened too much, but All Points has seen a small number of international assignees on work permits, not only be deemed essential workers, but essential workers that do…

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5 Things To Do With Your Relocation Program Now! Duty of Care takes on greater Significance During Covid.

Subscribe to our Newsletter here. There have always been relocation considerations related to an employer’s “duty of care.” However, duty of care has become super-sized during COVID, and it behooves HR’s to look at 5 key aspects of their relocation practices Interview your relocation management company – Pssst. It is different if you are a low…

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COVID changes the information game: DSP’s around the world are really busy – with a far lower caseload!

Subscribe to our Newsletter here. The age of COVID = the age of more information! The relocation industry has done a great job informing their clients about relocation changes that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. This would include relocation management companies, immigration partners and movers, but there is one supplier in the relocation ecosystem that…

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rental rates decreasing

Is your Cost of Living Provider keeping up with the falling rental prices across Canada? I couldn’t keep-up just writing this article!!

Subscribe to our Newsletter here. All Points is recommending a second conversation with your cost of living provider to ensure that they have updated their cost of living data for Canadian cities.  I will be honest. You have to read this article with two thoughts in your head at once. Most of it was written in…

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Tiering Relocation Policies

Should Low Mobility Corporations Tier their Relocation Policy?

This is a question I often get asked. Common wisdom has suggested that what works for high mobility corporations does not necessarily work for low mobility corporations.  This is a truism for sure.  This adage rears its head for a lot of mobility factors: can we get by without having relocation assistance?  Do we have…

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Provincial registration offices opening – but confusing

Subscribe to our Newsletter here. As provinces begin to open, so do their registration offices.  However, with a near complete shut down of the vast majority of these offices since mid-March, there is significant pent-up demand for registrations, address changes, etc. In addition there is some confusion or challenges in some of these offices, so All…

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Bank Lending Tightening Up – Affecting Relocating Homeowners -PS Relocation is the Solution to any possible decline in house prices.

Subscribe to our Newsletter here. All Points is starting to see signs of lenders tightening up their guidelines when assessing new mortgage applicants. This is affecting both those sellers (either through a Guarantee or directly to a buyer) and buyers. We have spoken to our mortgage broker partners and there have been two main changes…

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Are you bringing a work permit holder into Canada during the Quarantine Act? The government may inspect your company.

Subscribe to our Newsletter here. As anyone who brings in foreign nationals on work permits knows, employer compliance inspections are possible from time to time under the rules of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR). An inspection may be initiated from the first day of employment for which a work permit is issued up…

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Permanent Residence

Possible historic opportunity for skilled assignees to obtain Permanent Residence

Subscribe to our Newsletter here. This may be a historic opportunity for skilled assignees to obtain Permanent Residence in Canada if they would normally have low CRS scores. Express Entry is an online system that IRCC uses to manage applications for permanent residence from skilled workers. The government selects the highest-ranking candidates from the pool and…

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