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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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trump tax reform threatens relocation benefits

Trump Tax Reform Threatens to Make U.S. (and cross-border) Relocation more Dysfunctional

The Trump Tax Reform threatens relocation benefits in the U.S. Is U.S. Relocation Dysfunctional? Well, compared to its Canadian counterpart, the answer is yes. In the United States, just about every relocation benefit that could appear in a relocation policy is considered taxable by the IRS, whereas most are considered non-taxable in Canada. In the…

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CETA immigration

Thanks for nothing CETA! You have let Canadians down on the immigration front.

CETA immigration definitely disappoints. All Points Relocation Services has made it clear that one of the most mishandled and least discussed files of the Harper government was immigration. Reacting to political pressure, the government of the day made life a lot more difficult for Canadian corporations to attract talent from other countries to perform important…

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airbnb

Is first condo agreement to regulate Airbnb rentals a threat to the Temporary Accommodation Industry?

Airbnb has reported that a Toronto condo building is the first in Canada to come to agreement with the short-term rental company. The company in question is called Neptune condominiums. Other buildings within the United States have signed similar agreements. In short, the condo board on the one hand agrees to Airbnb rentals, but it also…

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