Interprovincial travel considerations

Employees face tough decisions around cost of living, taxes, housing costs
By Lisa Hulet
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/28/2018
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The Wonderland sculpture, often referred to as "the big head," is pictured in Calgary. Jay Yuan/Shutterstock

Canadian employees evaluate a variety of factors when considering an interprovincial relocation, and rightly so — moving from one province to another can have significant financial impacts, primarily relating to housing, cost of living and personal tax liabilities.

Housing at destination and cost of living were among the top four challenges to managing domestic relocations, according to a 2017 Canadian Employee Relocation Council survey of 56 organizations. And high housing costs were one of the top three reasons employees declined a domestic relocation.

Concerns like these can deter transferees from accepting a relocation, which can hinder the ability of a company to grow and succeed in a particular market.