Moving to another country can seem like an overwhelming task especially if one does not take the time to prepare properly. One of the most important tasks you can do to prepare for any type of relocation is keep track of all the paperwork involved with the transition.
Checklists are a great tool to have especially when moving overseas because they remind you of all the items or tasks you need to complete before the move, during the transition overseas and after the relocation is complete. One checklist that Starline Overseas highly recommends utilizing is the Remember to Notify Checklist.
Click on the following link to download our free Remember to Notify Checklist compliments of Starline Overseas. The checklist is great for reminding you of all the people and service providers who might need to know you are moving. Even our staff has utilized these types of checklists with their moves in the past.
When should I start informing companies and individuals of my upcoming move? Most businesses typically need two weeks to one month of advance notice of your upcoming relocation. If you are unsure, it is best to check with the service providers.
Canadian Government Considering Reopening Temporary Worker Program
The Canadian government announced last week that they are looking into possibly reopening the controversial fast-tracked temporary foreign workers program. Former Immigration Minister and current Employment Minister Jason Kenney, indicated he is re-examining how to reopen the program with minimal controversy. He suggested that maybe access would only be granted to employers who are looking to fill high-skilled positions.
To read the full article click on the following link, Canadian Temporary Worker Program.
Top 20 Cities for Trick-or-Treating
Many families are celebrating Halloween this week on October 31st. Check out the following link to learn more about the Top 20 cities in America for trick-or-treating according to four separate metrics that were utilized.
For those celebrating Halloween for the first time after their move to a new city or country, trick-or-treating is a customary practice for children in many countries. Children dress up in various costumes and travel from house to house in their neighborhood in order to collect treats. Neighbors wanting to participate in the Halloween festivities typically decorate the outside of their home with decorations such as jack-o-lanterns.
Happy Halloween from the Starline Team
Congratulations - FIDI Canada Board Update
Congratulations to our Vice President, Mr. Nate Edwards for being appointed on October 6th, 2013 to the FIDI Canada Board at the FIDI Canada Annual General Meeting in Vancouver, Canada. The FIDI Canada Board works together in association with moving companies across the country to represent the views and interests of FIDI companies.
In addition, congratulations to the following individuals who were also appointed to the FIDI Canada Board:
- Brian Jones, Brytor International Moving - President
- Derek Duffy, Armstrong International - Vice President
- Nate Edwards, Starline Overseas Moving - Secretary
- Arthur Drewry, Taylor International - Treasurer
- Bob Johnson, The MI Group - Director at Large
- Russ Taylor, Taylor International - Past President