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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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temporary accommodation

You think temporary accommodation costs are expensive in Toronto? Just wait – things are going to get worse!

After last summer you might think that temporary accommodation costs have gotten out of control in Toronto.  But, just wait. Higher pricing is coming your way quickly. Everyone knows that Toronto rental pricing had seen serious increases with the general cost of housing increasing rapidly up until last April and with a vacancy rate less…

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Social Insurance Application Rejections

All Points Relocation Canada experiences transferees getting rejected for Social Insurance Number at Service Canada

Recently, All Points Relocation Canada has experienced transferees getting rejected in their applications for Social Insurance Numbers at Service Canada. Before these recent experiences, getting turned away for a Social Insurance Number, when presented with the correct documentation, simply did not happen Not one reason And, unfortunately there is not just one reason for the…

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TREB hides behind privacy

Toronto Real Estate Board hides behind privacy while Court does the right thing.

The Toronto Real Estate board hides behind “privacy” while The Federal Court of Appeals has ruled that  it cannot prevent members from publishing how much properties sold for. All Points Relocation Canada has written about big effects on the real estate market before.  However, this is a big step in the right direction for consumer…

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Social Insurance Application Rejections

Understanding The Global Talent Stream (GTS)

Understanding the Global Talent Stream (GTS) All Points Relocation Canada thought it was time to bring greater awareness to Canada’s Global Talent Stream. We have written about our advantage over the American immigration landscape in the past, but we thought that this program brought such an edge to Canada, people should understand it. On June…

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OHIP is creating problems for some expatriates

OHIP is creating problems for some expatriates

OHIP is creating problems for some expatriates, based on our observations at All Points Relocation Canada. For eligible expatriates with a work permit, coverage becomes effective 90 days from receipt of the work permit (some conditions apply).  Coverage for qualified dependents also starts 90 days from the issuance of the work permit in most instances, but…

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Trump's America First Policy and Immigration to Canada

Trump’s America First policy and Amazon’s recent rental space in Vancouver and Toronto. Not a coincidence.

Trump’s America First policy is creating a distinct advantage for Canada to attract tech-talent. Recently Amazon took out 76,000 square feet of commercial space in Vancouver and 112,000 square feet in Toronto’s Scotia Plaza.  This is not related to the current HQ2 contest for which there are a number of competing Canadian cities. Is it…

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