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“Happy Birthday President Obama #44, America Missed You”

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Strategist

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“America is in the losing end”

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Canada and United States Long Weekend for Labor Day Holiday

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

This coming weekend will be long weekend as the First Monday of September is the so called Labor Day Holiday of the United States and Canada. Both the USA and Canada will be having a grand celebration across borders. For many on either side of the borders – it will be a shopping spree!

For international visitors, please note most offices are closed on Monday, September 7, 2015 – US & Canada Labor Day Holiday! Majority of businesses will re-open on the following day, Tuesday.

As soon as the Labor Day is over the foliage of beautiful trees around the country will show their splendor; the mystique of nature will be upon us because the colors of the leaves will change from lush greens transforming into spectacular beautiful Fall Season colors.

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Mexico’s Global Entry – Viajero Confiable México

By: Juntee Terrenal, GMS, Strategic International Business Leader, Adviser & Coach

Recently, the new global entry at three Mexican Cities have started operating. The participating airports are San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico City and Cancun International Airports.

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Advantages:

When you are a frequent traveler into Mexico and United States, there is no need to wait in line. The convenience of Global Entry will be enjoyed at ease by the traveler. The most essential component in participating is to comply to all regulations and be pre-screened ahead of time. Once you have become an approved Global Entry Member, you can utilize any of the Global Entry Kiosks available at participating international airports. You will avoid the long lines to get through immigration.

Here is how it works on “Viajero Confiable” – please click on either of the images below to learn more of its mechanics and procedure.

Mexican Version – click on the image below:

Mexico Trusted Travel Program

English Version – click on the image below:

Mexico Trusted Travel Program

Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Participants may enter the United States by using automated kiosks located at select airports. Please click on the image below to learn more about the program.

Global Entry Kiosks Sign

Canada also implemented this program for the conveniences of frequent travelers. In a recent travel to Australia, this same program exist there as well. First hand experience; it was a breeze without issues; conveniently in and out of the airport without delays.

For those who are only crossing the border between Canada and USA – the more popular program is called Nexus. This is also an equally great program for business people and individuals who are crossing the borders all the time.  For Americans in the Washington State who would like to get a Nexus card, there is a new office for application that is based in Blaine, WA.

For conversations and inquiries please email to: info@relonavigator.com or call +1 (360) 312-4300

 

About Juntee Terrenal, GMS:

Mr. Terrenal is your partner in becoming the “High Performing Organization” of 2015 and beyond; strategic international business Leader, adviser & coach, competent, human capital and resources management. Creates initiatives combined with business acumen and ROI integrating complex human capital and resources that clients seek, globally. With 20+ years of experience he brings many time and money-saving solutions to your complex business issues and problems particularly when operating internationally. Negotiator, communicator, proven track record in accelerating productivity, organizational effectiveness, talent management, service quality. Quoted to numerous international media outlets.

As an experienced global mobility management specialist, human capital management executive and management consultant, he and his team create solutions, converting client’s needs into actions, resolving their challenges. Mr. Terrenal and his global team have successfully assisted, implemented and accelerated businesses and personal successes of their corporate and individual clients by using their ROI-driven techniques in over 40 countries.

Free In-Transit Visa for Qualifying Chinese & Other AsiaPac Travelers Via Canada to USA

By: Juntee Terrenal, GMS, Strategic International Business Leader, Adviser & Coach

“Our government is committed to facilitating legitimate trade and travel, including supporting Canada’s air industry efforts to attract more transit business to the country.

This expansion of the China Transit Program will help generate more business for our airlines and airports, and could potentially lead to the opening of new routes and destinations, which would benefit all travellers, including Canadians.” said, Chris Alexander, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister

“YVR’s goal is to connect B.C. proudly to the world by becoming a world-class sustainable connecting hub. This is huge step in the right direction for YVR, British Columbia and Canada. The expansion of the China Transit Program will make YVR more attractive to transiting travellers and ultimately increase YVR’s air service and passenger growth.” said, Craig Richmond, President & CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority.

Today, May, 19, 2015, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced at the Vancouver International Airport the expansion of the China Transit Program (CTP). This program allows eligible Chinese travelers to fly to and transit through Canada visa-free when they are en route to and from the United States. (source: NewsGCCanada)

Relative Facts to this Program:

  • The Canada-China Air Transport Agreement, which was recently updated, has increased air traffic between Canada and China by approximately 14 per cent between 2013 and 2014, to reach close to 1.5 million total one-way passenger trips.
  • China continues to be one of the top source countries for immigrants to Canada and is also a leading source country for international students and visitor visas. In 2014, for example, Canada issued a record 360,923 visas to Chinese citizens.
  • Other key ways Canada is facilitating travel for Chinese citizens includes expedited processing for visitors and business people under such programs as CAN+ and the Business Express Program and more broadly, the 10-year multiple entry visa.
  • In 2014, China was Canada’s second-largest export market, with exports valued at nearly $19.3 billion, up 45.7 per cent over the past five years.

In addition to China; effective June 1, 2015 more Asia Pacific countries can participate in this transiting program via Canada. Countries that will benefit with this will be Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Philippines. 

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Opportunities for Canada, China, United States, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Philippines:

  • Qualifying  travelers will get a free in-transit visa when passing through Canada to their destination in the United States or return trip to specific country of origin.
  • Canada will benefit economically as a result of incurred expenses by the transiting passenger at the YVR’s Vancouver International Airport such expenses like foods, beverages, airport shopping, fares or even accommodation.
  • United States will benefit of  Canada’s direct route from Asia Pacific countries identified; arriving at Vancouver International Airport then continue to United States of America.
  • Economically, all parties will benefit of this expansion of the transiting program through Canada.

For questions or additional guidance, please call +1 (360) 312-4300 or send an email to: info@relonavigator.com

About Juntee Terrenal, GMS:

Mr. Terrenal is your partner in becoming the “High Performing Organization” of 2015 and beyond; strategic international business leader, adviser & coach, competent, human capital and resources management. Creates initiatives combined with business acumen and ROI integrating complex human capital and resources that clients seek, globally. With 20+ years of experience he brings many time and money-saving solutions to your complex business issues and problems particularly when operating internationally. Negotiator, communicator, proven track record in accelerating productivity, organizational effectiveness, talent management, service quality. Quoted in numerous international media outlets.

As an experienced global mobility management specialist, human capital management executive and management consultant, he and his team create solutions, converting client’s needs into actions, resolving their challenges. Mr. Terrenal and his global team have successfully assisted, implemented and accelerated businesses and personal successes of their corporate and individual clients by using their ROI-driven techniques in over 40 countries.

 

Internationally Experienced Technical Professional with Working Intent

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

During our recent international travels in the AustralAsiaPacific Region, one frequent question during the conversations with our audience is about the possibility of working in Canada and or in the United States. We just received a similar question from Joel in Riyadh.

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Insightful Canadian Immigration – Plan Ahead

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Internationally, Canada is one of the attractions for employment because of their innovative and practical approaches in providing more efficient vehicles that will benefit employers and candidates for jobs alike. The Canadian government invest on realistic strategies that will facilitate faster opportunities to bring and welcome new immigrants.

“They recognize the value of the immigrant’s contribution to Canadian economy; across industries and enhancing competitiveness among employers. A mutual understanding of worker and employer economics that will impact the nation as a whole.” – said, Juntee Terrenal, GMS, Founder & Principal, ReloNavigatorTM; Chair, IBBAsSM (International Businesses BoardSM)

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Our Vancouver-based teams led by Dr. Alex Titov and our US-based teams led by Juntee Terrenal, GMS; consult with our clients in understanding immigration benefits and options; all options that relate to employment opportunities, business expansion, housing needs, relocation, and the extent of settling which include culture, living amenities, opportunities of spouses, specific needs of family and lifestyles in Canada.

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Options to gain Permanent Residency for those who like to live permanently in Canada is also available. Our strategic team members will guide both employers and their workforce to comply with all regulations required; by doing these there will be no issues that may inflict residency in the future.

Businesses that would like to hire foreign-based, educated and technically qualified are provided with strategic initiatives that will advance their business growth internationally; and by adding international talents that will augment their locally grown talents. They too can expand internationally, and they will get equally beneficial insights, guidance and assistance to become successful.

Every employer however is different. Every candidate is also different. ReloNavigator’s team members make the strategic connection; every team member demonstrates international businesses and cross culture competency.

Cross Culture Competency

For individuals who are based-abroad, who is looking of an opportunity of getting employed in Canada? After researching prospective employers; it will be a wise option to discuss your plans and opportunities beyond your qualifications. Think strategically before your engage with a Canadian-based recruiter. Learn more about many aspects of living that are available. These will make your options become more attractive and will be able to leverage better negotiation with the prospective employer-of-interest.

By investing a little time and effort before hand, you will make better decisions, create better negotiation techniques that will help you become successful in Canada and or internationally.

Spring Tells Us Great Stories! Let Us Create “#capturedmoment” that depicts your moment or story!

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Let us create a “#capturedmoment” that Everyone to enjoy in various social media platform, share it with hashtag capturedmoment.

We encourage you to participate in sharing us something that will depict your captured moment or story; regardless of which season you currently have at your current location – we will share yours to everyone as well. If you have a link, share us your link too.

We are sharing below the glory of Spring Season in Woodside Way, Bellingham, Washington …  please find below that many options in submitting your moments!

You can submit your captured ‘moment’ through either of the following social media platforms:

(1) tweet to us @ReloNavigator or @IntlBusinesses

(2) email to us at info@relonavigator.com

(3) Pin at our Pinterest Board – https://www.pinterest.com/intlbusinesses/

(4) via Tumblr – http://www.relonavigator.tumblr.com

(5) Google+ – https://plus.google.com/+ReloNavigatorBellingham/posts

(6) Yahoo Group – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ReloNavigator

(7) via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/IBBAs/ or https://www.facebook.com/relo.navigator

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International Investing Means Creating Opportunities

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

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As an Australian, Can I Immigrate in the United States?

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Q7 Australian Migration

“In order to obtain success in one’s immigration to another country, it is essential to understand and embrace all facets that impact such action. It is not a matter of applying a visa, packing your bags, get through immigration at international airports, and has arrived at your destination. There are more yet complex information that relate to an immigration at another country, notwithstanding when looking for an employment opportunities.

Strategically approaching your intent will facilitate your long term success and you will not face disruptions due to your failures of not following certain regulations” – said Juntee Terrenal, Founder, Principal & Chair, ReloNavigator & IBBAsSM (International Businesses Board)

ReloNavigator’s team of professionals provide strategic guidance to international businesses, employers and prospective candidates in regards to expansion, hiring, employment, immigration and relocation internationally.

Please share us your questions, insights and comments; will be happy to answer them for the benefit of our readers and audience. You can also email us at info@relonavigator.com

“Treaty of Ghent” 200 Years since Congress Ratified and Signed into Law

By: Juntee Terrenal, GMS, Strategic International Business Leader, Adviser & Coach

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As the preamble of the treaty states, “His Britannic Majesty and the United States of America, desirous of terminating the war  which has unhappily subsisted between the two countries, and of restoring, upon principles of perfect reciprocity, peace, friendship, and good understanding between them,” there shall be a firm and universal peace. The War of 1812 set us on the pathway to a peace  that would lead to the creation and dedication of the Portal of Peace Memorial on the USA Canada Boundary between Washington State  & British Columbia.

The Peace Arch Memorial Centennial will be in the year 2021. It will be another big Milestone of Canada and the United States.

On February 13, 2015, a celebration for the commemoration of the Treaty of Ghent Ratification will be held at the Peace Arch State Park in Blaine, Washington, USA.

Peace Arch Ratification Commemoration

At any time, your teams and organization will be needing guidance in regards to your international or cross border business, call us. Our internationally and cross border experienced teams are available to discuss your issues; we solve your issues and concerns; you will achieve your business objectives with results including return of your investment.

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For conversations and inquiries please email to: info@relonavigator.com or call +1 (360) 312-4300

About Juntee Terrenal, GMS:

Mr. Terrenal is your partner in becoming the “High Performing Organization” of 2015 and beyond; strategic international business Leader, adviser & coach, competent, human capital and resources management. Creates initiatives combined with business acumen and ROI integrating complex human capital and resources that clients seek, globally. With 20+ years of experience he brings many time and money-saving solutions to your complex business issues and problems particularly when operating internationally. Negotiator, communicator, proven track record in accelerating productivity, organizational effectiveness, talent management, service quality. Quoted to numerous international media outlets.

As an experienced global mobility management specialist, human capital management executive and management consultant, he and his team create solutions, converting client’s needs into actions, resolving their challenges. Mr. Terrenal and his global team have successfully assisted, implemented and accelerated businesses and personal successes of their corporate and individual clients by using their ROI-driven techniques in over 40 countries.

2015 Market Players: Rise of India, Indonesia, and the Philippines while China’s Economy is Shrinking

By: Juntee Terrenal, GMS, Strategic International Business Leader, Adviser & Coach

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Other countries in the Asia Pacific Region are gearing up to advance economically, as we witness the shrinking economy of China,

China is being impacted with a generation of workforce that is aging, the continuous decline of younger labor workforce and male-female imbalances; theses factors were results of China’s “one child policy”  that was instituted in 1970’s. In December 2013, China’s top legislature decided of revising the ‘one-child policy’; the new policy allows couples to have two children if one of the parents is an only child.

Reuters reported that China’s factory sector unexpectedly shrank for the first time in nearly 2-1/2 years in January and firms see more gloom ahead, an official survey showed, raising expectations that policymakers will take more action to forestall a sharper slowdown.

The official Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 49.8 in January, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Sunday, a low last seen in September 2012 and a whisker below the 50-point level that separates growth from contraction on a monthly basis. (source: reuters.com)

“Most of the PMI indexes showed a downward trend, indicating that current economic growth is still in a downtrend,” said Zhang Liqun, an economist at the Development Research Center

However, according to Vanity Fair; in 2015 China entered in the top economic position, where it will likely remain for a very long time, if not forever. It overtook United States and the latter has become second to China.

Emerging Asia Pacific Economy in 2015 and beyond: 

On the other hand, Asian Development Bank projected that in 2015, the Philippines have slightly stronger economic growth through the rest of 2015 on expectations that post-typhoon reconstruction accelerates, government fiscal disbursement improves, and exports benefit from brighter prospects in the major industrial economies. Nevertheless, growth forecasts are trimmed since April owing to the unexpectedly low government spending coupled with higher inflation and associated monetary tightening.

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“Indonesia’s resilient private consumption base continues to shore up domestic demand and growth.  Strengthening the other foundations of the economy and strengthening the investment climate will help return Indonesia to a stronger growth trajectory,” said World Bank Country Director for Indonesia, Rodrigo Chaves.

“Better spending, including in the healthcare sector and on social assistance programs, would help re-accelerate the rate of poverty reduction, which has slowed in recent years.  Without a stronger push in poverty alleviation initiatives, however, Indonesia’s poverty rate – now 11.3 percent – is projected to remain above 8 percent even in 2018,” said Ndiame Diop, World Bank Lead Economist for Indonesia.

 “Indian economy is likely to grow at 6.4 per cent in 2015 and accelerate further in the next year on the back of steps being taken by the Narendra Modi-led NDA government.” “We project that India will be a bright spot in an otherwise medium global economic outlook. (The) economy according to our projections is expected to grow 6.4 per cent this year and even faster in 2016,” – said World Bank President Jim Yong Kim

“We think 2015 could be the year that India turns the corner, posting growth of around 7 per cent. In the short term, low oil prices are likely to increase GDP growth, ease the pressures of India’s high current account deficit and help bring down inflation,” – PWC study indicated (source: NDTV)

Significance of Emerging Markets:

  • Each country will increase domestic and international growth that will affect citizens economically in regards to employment opportunities, trades, investments and businesses

  • Growth and advancement will provide an equilibrium where GDPs will rise and opportunities for better economic balance

  • Opportunities in the global landscape of competitiveness

 The various perspectives of organizations provide us insights that may influence economic direction during the year of 2015; however, with the uncertainties of numerous political leaderships around the world, these will create impact of which international societies will also experience. We will remain in monitoring the trending upswings of world economies along with the downturns of others.

When 2015 began, ReloNavigator’s readiness in assisting clients of all sizes of organizations in solving their international challenges or issues have also started. We look forward to continue our endeavors with bright opportunities in the weeks and months ahead.

At any time, your teams and organization will be needing guidance in regards to your international business, please do not hesitate to call us. Our teams are available to discuss your issues and help you in redefining solutions that will achieve your business objectives with results including return of your investment.

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About Juntee Terrenal, GMS:

Mr. Terrenal is your partner in becoming the “High Performing Organization” of 2015 and beyond; strategic international business Leader, adviser & coach, competent, human capital and resources management. Creates initiatives combined with business acumen and ROI integrating complex human capital and resources that clients seek, globally. With 20+ years of experience he brings many time and money-saving solutions to your complex business issues and problems particularly when operating internationally. Negotiator, communicator, proven track record in accelerating productivity, organizational effectiveness, talent management, service quality. Quoted to numerous international media outlets.

As an experienced global mobility management specialist, human capital management executive and management consultant, he and his team create solutions, converting client’s needs into actions, resolving their challenges. Mr. Terrenal and his global team have successfully assisted, implemented and accelerated businesses and personal successes of their corporate and individual clients by using their ROI-driven techniques in over 40 countries.

International Trade Reinforced through Members of World Trade Organization

By: Juntee Terrenal, GMS, Strategic International Business Leader, Adviser & Coach

The WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, is the first multilateral agreement since the inception of World Trade Organization twenty years ago; this was agreed to at the WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia, in December 2013. Many if not most international businesses will benefit tremendously on this new multilateral trade agreement when it will take effect.

The Agreement Provisions:

  • for expediting the movement, release and clearance of goods, including goods in transit
  • promises major reductions in costs and administrative burdens associated with moving goods across borders
  • The developing countries may see reductions in trade costs of up to fifteen percent

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About Juntee Terrenal, MA, GMS:

Mr. Terrenal is your partner in becoming the “High Performing Organization” of 2015 and beyond; strategic international business Leader, adviser & coach, competent, human capital and resources management. Creates initiatives combined with business acumen and ROI integrating complex human capital and resources that clients seek, globally. With 20+ years of experience he brings many time and money-saving solutions to your complex business issues and problems particularly when operating internationally. Negotiator, communicator, proven track record in accelerating productivity, organizational effectiveness, talent management, service quality. Quoted to numerous international media outlets.

As an experienced global mobility management specialist, human capital management executive and management consultant, he and his team create solutions, converting client’s needs into actions, resolving their challenges. Mr. Terrenal and his global team have successfully assisted, implemented and accelerated businesses and personal successes of their corporate and individual clients by using their ROI-driven techniques in over 40 countries.

Fabian Saul, Broker, SRES, International Businesses Board Member and Cross-Border Experienced Professional

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Regardless of your location when you are needing of a multilingual professional, who understands your personal or business needs, experienced cross-border real estate specialist; whether you are selling or buying a home or perhaps needing a commercial building; you will not regret speaking and doing business with Fabian Saul, customers are his priority, returns your call, discuss your needs and then he will present you techniques that will achieve your objectives. Whether you are based in British Columbia or in Washington State.

“Let’s welcome Fabian Saul into the association of International Businesses Board of AdvisorsSM (IBBAs SM); his real estate expertise have fulfilled the objectives of his clients, because of his professionalism, dedication in communicating, cultural adaptability of their cross-border needs; his successes in both sides of Peace Arch Canada / USA Border will guarantee the successes of our future international clients.

Fabian holds SRES designation, multilingual real estate broker; and demonstrates the competency of a true international experience that will make him a great business partner within IBBAs SM – said Juntee Terrenal, Chair, International Businesses BoardSM (IBBAsSM) and Founder / Principal of ReloNavigatorSM

Call 1 (360) 312-4300 and we will arrange an appointment for you to speak with him in person or call him directly via his contact information below. Once you are engaged with him, he can be reached at any time based on your agreed time table.

The entire team of ReloNavigator will be pleased to do business with Fabian.

Fabian Saul’s luxury home listing, based in Elgin appeared at the Center Fold of the January Edition of the Home at Life Magazine.

Credits: Home at Life Magazine, FabianSaul.com

Remembering Their Sacrifices and In Our Hearts Will Live Forever

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Today, November 11, 2014 – the two North American neighbors celebrate and remember the sacrifices of many men and women who served their country unselfishly (Canada, the Remembrance Day and United States of America, the Veterans Day).

“Celebrating the services of our military service veterans, many bear the wounds of the battlefield that stay with them forever in their lifetime. Your services will never be forgotten.”

US Veterans Day

“We Honor your unselfish sacrifices and in our hearts live those remembrance”

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 Nuggets of History:

Veterans Day is a public holiday that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, also known as veterans. It marks the anniversary of the end of World War I (major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 to honor our soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.  Originally called Armistice Day, it commemorates the end of World War 1 which took place on November 11, 1918 at 11:00am or the 11th  hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

Be Smart in Voting America – November 4th 2014

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Voting is one’s democratic right of expression. As an American Citizen, November 4, 2014 is the day to demonstrate one’s right to choose the right individuals who will work hard on behalf of the American population not for the benefit of selected few within the nation.

If you have not voted, please take your time to perform your duty as a Citizen of our beloved America.

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Malala Yousafzai, Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi, India: 2014 Winners of Nobel Peace Prize

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Nobel Peace Prize

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The world’s youngest recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai 17 years old from Pakistan and currently residing in Birmingham, United Kingdom. She shares the 2014 Nobel Prize with Kailash Satyarthi of India, for his work in fighting extremism and child labor at great risk to their own lives.

Malala 2014 NobelPeacePrize Winner

 “I’m proud that I’m the first Pakistani and first the young woman, or the first young person, who is getting this award,” she said. “This is not the end, this is not the end of my campaign, this is the beginning.” – Malala Yousafzai

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“Today’s announcement is a victory for all who strive to uphold the dignity of every human being. In recognizing Malala and Kailash, the Nobel Committee reminds us of the urgency of their work to protect the rights and freedoms of all our young people and to ensure they have the chance to fulfill their God-given potential, regardless of their background, or gender, or station in life.” – President Barack Obama, USA

Malala will be the 7th Recipient of Honorary Citizenship bestowed to her by the Canadian Government. She will receive her Citizenship on October 22, 2014 that will be held in Canada.

“On behalf of all Canadians, I want to congratulate Malala, who was named an honorary Canadian citizen on October 16, 2013, and Mr. Satyarthi for their wonderful work for humanity, for their tireless efforts in favour of children’s rights, and for bringing the causes they cherish to the attention of the whole world. I am also pleased to announce that Malala will be visiting us here in Canada on October 22, 2014. We look forward to pursuing our collaborative efforts on children’s education.” – Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Canada

In May, she received an honorary doctor of civil law at the 225th Encaenia celebrations for Halifax’s University of King’s College. The Halifax university also created the Malala Yousafzai Canada Scholarships which are open to young women from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to afford a post-secondary education. (source: cbc,ca)

Backgrounder:

The now 17-year-old from Pakistan is an outspoken advocate for girls’ education. She was critically injured on Oct. 9, 2012, when a gunman shot her in the head while she was riding home on a school bus in the city of Mingora. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. She spent three months in a British hospital recovering, and now lives in England with her family. Militants still threaten to kill her if she returns home. (source: cbs.ca)

Kailash Satyarthi, Co-Nobel Laureate of 2014 Nobel Peace Prize:

Kailash Satyarthi, has been a leading voice in the fight against child trafficking and forced labor in India. Save the Childhood Movement says it has rescued 83,000 Indian children from servitude in India since 1981. (source: Online.wsj.com)

Please click on the image below to learn more about the advocacy of Mr. Satyarthi.

Kailash Satyarthi, 2014NobelPeaceWinner

Interview with Kailash Satyarthi with Adam Smith of Nobel Peace Prize

Canadian NAFTA Professionals with Optimized Entry to USA

By: Juntee Terrenal, GMS, Strategic International Business Leader, Adviser & Coach

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This is a good news for Employers who are petitioning NAFTA Professionals under TN or L1 Visa for employment in the United States. Per US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), it would be best for the applicant to go at a designated US Point of Entry. ReloNavigator can assist in identifying which Point of Entry is designated and closest to the Applicant’s city of origin.  For anyone coming from British Columbia, the closest designated optimized entry is at the Peace Arch Border in Blaine, Washington.

ReloNavigator guides and assists employers and Canadian candidates in pursuing the appropriate employment visa, whether it is L1 (Intra-company Transfer) or TN (Professional Occupation).

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We like to hear from anyone who has the experience about this Optimized Service with the CBP, to understand whether it is a great initiative with good return on investment of time and money.  You are welcome to append your comments at the space for comments below or email it to us at: info@relonavigator.com We provide confidentiality of the comments per your request.

About Juntee Terrenal, GMS

Mr. Terrenal is your partner in becoming the “High Performing Organization” of 2014 and beyond; strategic international business Leader, adviser & coach, competent, human capital and resources management. Creates initiatives combined with business acumen and ROI integrating complex human capital and resources that clients seek, globally. With 20+ years of experience he brings many time and money-saving solutions to your complex business issues and problems particularly when operating internationally. Negotiator, communicator, proven track record in accelerating productivity, organizational effectiveness, talent management, service quality. Quoted to numerous international media outlets.

As an experienced global mobility management specialist, human capital management executive and management consultant, he and his team create solutions, converting client’s needs into actions, resolving their challenges. Mr. Terrenal and his global team have successfully assisted, implemented and accelerated businesses and personal successes of their corporate and individual clients by using their ROI-driven techniques in over 40 countries.

Just a thought I would ask!

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

In our recent field trip, this building struck me with those things above it. Any idea what they are for? Your insights will be appreciated. Thank you.

What do they mean to you

 

238 Years Later in Celebration of the US Independence Day – Happy 4th of July America

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

July 4th Independence Day

Happy 4th of July