Movers' Edge, June, 2008

CAM’S COMPENSATION SURVEY

Thanks to everyone who took time to complete the survey. The results of CAM’s compensation survey are now complete and have been emailed to all member participants.

The survey provides a unique view of the wages and salaries that are being paid in our industry.

Useable information was generated for BC, Vancouver, Alberta, Saskatchewan–Manitoba, Ontario, Toronto, Burlington–Mississauga, Ottawa region, Quebec and Montreal as well as statistics for across Canada.

The responses to some survey questions and from some geographic areas were limited. This prevented the publishing of results for those questions and those areas. We were unable to provide benefit/pension information based on the information received.

Respondents indicated that completing the survey was relatively easy and took an average of 16 minutes. Several respondents made very useful suggestions. These will be incorporated into future surveys. The next time the survey is run, we should be able to provide information on more regions and more areas of interest.

THE CANADIAN MOVER — CAM’S MAGAZINE AND DIRECTORY

The Canadian Mover is at the printer now and will be mailed early next week. It contains listings of members, a member profile, Canadian migration information, an overview of the Canadian Professional Movers course, and an article on best practices in insurance.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS ACTIVITY

Our board of directors is currently working on several projects:

  • Updating the Canadian Professional Movers course
  • Developing training courses for basic moving skills
  • Redesigning the website
  • Establishing guidelines as a standard for eco-friendly moving
  • Continuing our press release program advising consumers about the best methods to hire a mover

NEW MEMBER

CAM welcomes Zynpak Packaging Products Inc. of Concord Ontario, a new supplier member that joined this May.

CAM STATISTICS

 

Referrals

Enquiries

Complaints

Web Visitors

Total Web Visits

May 2008

118

204

10

6,147 (+13%)

18,226 (+16%)

May 2007

175

178

14

5,423

15,742

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

CAM’s 13th Annual Conference will be held in Toronto on Monday and Tuesday, November 17 and 18, 2008.

The golf tournament will be held at Granite Ridge Golf Club in Milton, Ontario, on September 15, 2008.

MOVING SOFTWARE FOR SALE

Techmate surveying, listing, operational software – contact Ramiro Quiros at Tippet Richardson – 416-292-4555.

SUPPLIER NEWS

THE MOVER’S CHOICE

Jackie Dean-Rowley announces the opening of The Mover’s Choice’s new Scarborough location at 4500 Sheppard Road (Hwy 401 & McGowan) on June 5th and the opening of the Calgary location at 4911 – 77th Avenue SE on May 5th.

YOUR MOVING DEPOT

Strap Sale – Auto Tie Downs, Logistics & Ratchet straps - 12', 16', 20'. Lowest price of the year! Customized with your name at no extra charge. (One-time print die fee of $100) – contact Your Moving Depot – 1-888-415-8858