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A reflection on last year?s conference season – plus ca change, plus c?est la meme chose.

February 2, 2012 In addition to the regular learning sessions I went to last year, I also took the GMS (successfully obtained with one cranium tied behind my back ? don?t get me started on the ease of the GMS), so, I even attended more educational content than usual last year. So what did I…

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Putting Together the Right International Compensation Package

January 17, 2012: The development of your global mobility policy will build on the information you gleaned when you conducted your environmental assessment and what our compensation, immigration and tax experts have shared about compliance for shorter-term and longer-term global mobility options. Developing the compensation package or packages should be done prior to considering which…

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New Mortgaging Rules

January 17, 2012: The Canadian government announced changes to the rules for government backed insured mortgages or “CMHC” insured mortgages. The three changes are designed to slow the pace at which Canadians are borrowing money, specifically, to refinance their homes. These changes are in addition to the changes adopted earlier this year which introduced a…

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Canada’s Housing Market

January 12, 2012: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has released its Housing Market Outlook. CMHC notes that employment levels will be pushed higher this year and next, which in conjunction with relatively low mortgage rates, will continue to support demand for new homes. As a result, growth in the average MLS price is expected…

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Real Relo-Voice

January 11, 2012 Relocation Services should have a real voice.  Are we saying anything worthwhile? So, here is my first ever blog. Full disclosure #1: I am a self-professed relocation-geek.  I love this stuff, and my partner, Audrey Adams and I have crafted a corporate culture of relocation geeks. Full (and more psychologically relevant) disclosure…

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Trend Spotting Pre-decision Services

May 1, 2011: An increasing number of employees are declining relocations. This reality is driving a recent trend in relocation; more companies are providing employees with pre-decision services. While this has been an accepted practice for global assignments for some time, a growing number of companies are offering these services for all employee relocation, whether…

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Global Mobility – Longer Term Options

May 1, 2011: Our last issue looked at short-term global mobility options including business travel, cross border commuters, and short term assignments. As we turn our focus to longer-term options we have, once again, sought the advice of our panel of experts, who are: Compensation Steve White, President and Founder, Thought 2 Finish Consulting Ltd.([email protected])…

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Global Mobility – Shorter Term Options

January 1, 2011: In our last issue we examined the environmental assessment which sets the foundation for global mobility policy development. Now we turn to the different types of mobility or combination of types of mobility that your company can use to achieve your business objectives. Given the breadth of this subject we are covering…

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I can take my car across the border into Canada and keep my licence, right?

January 1, 2011 You’ve probably been asked this question at least once from one of your cross-border transferees. The short answers are: 1) yes the car can be imported if it clears customs and meets Canadian regulations; and 2) no, the licence can only be kept for a maximum period of time before it must…

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Global Mobility Policy – The Environmental Assessment

October 1, 2010: If you’ve ever tried to solve the Rubik’s Cube you have a good appreciation of how difficult it is to establish a global mobility program. It is a mammoth task with an equally large number of policy and compensation options. Adding further complexity are the country to country combinations within which these…

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