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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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rental rates decreasing

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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All Points reviews OFSI's new rules

Is OFSI solving a problem that doesn’t need solving, while sacrificing Calgary?

Last week, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OFSI) introduced new rules on mortgage lending to take effect next year. OSFI will set a new minimum qualifying rate, or “stress test,” for uninsured mortgages. These are mortgage customers with down payments 20% or greater than their home price. The rules will now require…

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Canadian destination service

A one day Canadian destination service doesn’t work psychologically.

Picture yourself receiving a seven day house hunting trip to your new location and a Canadian destination service.  You are offered the rental home finding services of a Canadian destination services company… for one day. Yes, that is for 1/7th of your time in the new city. There are a few things going against your…

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relocation security breach

Disappointing Data Security Session at ERC

I just recently wrote an article about relocation security breach potential.  As it happens I also went to the Data Security Session at this year’s ERC in Chicago and was very disappointed in the quality of the content.  All Points Relocation Canada felt that this should have been the session to learn about any given…

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relocation security breach

Disappointing Data Security Session at ERC

I just recently wrote an article about relocation security breach potential.  As it happens I also went to the Data Security Session at this year’s ERC in Chicago and was very disappointed in the quality of the content.  In the audience there were Human Resources, Relocation Service providers and Destination Service providers. There were great…

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Data Breach at Equifax

Data Breach at Equifax and Canadian Relocation – more of a connection than you think!

All Points Relocation Canada wants to bring the issue of data security and privacy to the attention of our readers. A few weeks ago it was reported that there was a huge data breach at credit reporting company Equifax. This exposed sensitive information, such as Social Security numbers and addresses, of up to 143 million…

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Don’t take your lumps!

All Points Relocation Canada This domestic relocation information is brought to you by All Points Relocation. Canada can seem like an easy place to relocate employees, but it may be tougher than you think if you are using lump sums. It can help to obtain the services of a company like All Points Relocation. Canada…

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