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|CERC Through The Years|
The Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC) was established on October 22, 1982 as a not for profit association supporting the relocation industry.In 1984 CERC submitted a brief to the Minister of Finance outlining the Council’s concerns with the “harsh and inequitable treatment of housing loans”. This work resulted in the re-instatement of a $25,000 exemption for low interest or interest free housing loans in the 1985 Federal Budget.
In 1985 CERC launched its official logo, which embraced the human side of the relocation industry (as noted by the four people to the left of the CERC name). The logo remains in place to this day.
2000 – Present
The Council adopted a strong mandate to work with government to improve regulations and policies that impact workforce mobility, and in particular tax and economic immigration.
In 2004, CERC selected Doctors Without Border Canada /MSF as its charity of choice. Volunteers in the organization have raised well over $150,000 since that time.
CERC launched Perspectives Magazine in 2004, in partnership with MediaEdge publishing.
In 2011 CERC takes an active role in representing the business community on the Beyond The Border Action Plan, a joint initiative between the Canadian and U.S. governments to improve cross border mobility.
CERC partnered with Ipsos Public Research in 2011 to conduct a Global Mobility Survey about the attitudes of employees towards relocating for employment purposes. The Survey was repeated again in the summer of 2012.
In 2014 CERC and Ipsos teamed up to survey Canadians about their attitudes towards moving for employment purposes. Just 1 in 10 workers say they would move immediately, while 34% could be convinced. In March CERC posts its 1,000th tweet on the social media site Twitter.