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Atlas Canada Wins their 5th 2023 Canadian HR Reporter Readers’ Choice Award for Relocation Services

Oakville, ON. June 15, 2023


The Canadian HR Reporter magazine has announced that leading transportation company Atlas Canada, a subsidiary of Atlas World Group Inc., has won the 2023 Canadian HR Reporter Readers’ Choice Award in the Relocation Services category. This prestigious award has been earned by Atlas Canada for the fourth consecutive year. Atlas is extremely proud to have achieved the top honour in Relocation Services, and to be recognized as one of only four Canadian companies in the industry.


The Canadian HR Reporter is a printed and online magazine serving as Canada’s guide to human resources (HR) management since 1987. Subscribers are sent weekly updates on the latest HR developments including trends, issues, and expert advice from HR professionals. Over 30,000 readers voted for their preferred HR suppliers in different categories including Leadership, Diversity, Health/Wellness, and Relocation Services. The Readers’ Choice Awards constitutes an annual event currently in its seventh year. Please find the full Canadian HR Reporter Reader’s Choice Awards Announcement as well as our Atlas Canada Leadership Profile.


“We are thrilled to be recognized by the Canadian HR Reporter as the top service company in the Relocation Services category for the fifth year in a row. We are incredibly grateful for everyone who made this possible, from our customers, to our Agency Network, to our Atlas Canada employees, we could not have done it without you!” says Fred Haladay, President & COO Atlas Canada, of Atlas Canada.


The relocation industry has evolved over the last few years with the emergence of many new trends in real estate, interest rates, cross-border traffic and corporate relocations. Atlas Canada’s diverse network of qualified moving agents has allowed the organization to pivot and continue to lead the way as the top van line in Canada. Providing our customer with the highest level of service is our utmost priority, and our network of agents are committed to exceeding service expectations and customer satisfaction standards every day.


Since the van line’s Canadian market entry in 1963, Atlas Canada has become the nation’s largest long distance residential and corporate mover. With more than 100 agents across Canada you can be sure that Atlas will be there for all your relocation needs. Atlas pioneered the first national Quality Assurance Certificate guarantee in the Canadian moving industry, providing safe, reliable service for all local, long distance, international and cross-border moving in Canada. Atlas Canada and its network of agents take pride in establishing long-lasting relationships with customers demonstrating the highest standard of relocation.


Visit for more information on Atlas Van Lines (Canada) Ltd., or to get your free quote today.

Fall Landscaping & Outdoor Reminders

Fall landscaping and exterior home maintenance are essential to the curb appeal of your home. By planning ahead and keeping up with the outdoor chores, this fall season will become simple and enjoyable, rather than stressful. Here are 5 landscaping and outdoor maintenance tips to keep in mind as we head into September.


1. Plant Spring Flowering Bulbs

Make sure to plant your Spring bulbs such as tulips & daffodils six weeks before the first frost. This will allow the bulbs to get settled in before colder temperatures start to creep up. Choose a spot that has at least 6 hours of sunlight and add manure or compost to help enrich the soil. The tulip and daffodil bulbs also love well-drained soil so avoid overwatering. Don’t forget, the rule of thumb when planting spring bulbs is to plant 3x as deep as the bulb is tall. This will help hide the bulbs as much as possible to avoid critters digging them up.


2. Drain & Cover Water Features (fountains, bird baths, hoses etc.)

Don’t forget to drain any water features you may have in your yard. By draining the features, it will ensure the pipes and pump don’t freeze or crack when the temperature drops. Covering the features with tarps or netting will protect them from upcoming weather elements and will collect any autumn leaves that may fall on the feature.


3. Clean Up Exterior of House (siding, porch, eavestrough etc.)

Before the ice, snow and below zero temperatures arrive be sure to clean the exterior elements of your home. Pressure washing is a quick and effective way to clean your siding, brick, and the front/back porch. Empty out your eavestrough before the leaves and twigs freeze, making it harder to tackle this job come the following Spring. Start and finish any outdoor painting you need to get done. September is the perfect time to get any exterior painting complete because it has the best temperatures for the paint to dry, it is not too cold or too hot.


4. Pull Any Visible Weeds

Be sure to pull any weeds you may see before they become seeds. To reduce the number of weeds that appear in your yard next year. Make sure to grab the weed by the lower stem, pull the weed straight up and out of the ground rather than on an angle, this will avoid leaving any roots behind. If you cannot get the entire root out, taking off the head of the weed is best.


5. Grow Fall/Winter Vegetables & Herbs

Even though the temperatures may get cooler as fall approaches, there are still plenty of vegetables and herbs that you can grow and harvest in September. The following are just some that will thrive during fall in Canada; Pumpkin, eggplant, onion, swiss chard, broccoli, lettuce, radish, flat Italian or curled parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. Many root vegetables such as squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes and beets will also survive in our cooler temperatures across Canada. These vegetables and herbs play a huge role in autumn cooking. Comfort meals such as; soups, pies, thanksgiving dishes, and pastas are just some examples.




Cottage Living in Canada


It is no secret that cottage living in Canada is beautiful. Canada has some of the most spectacular lakes, forests, and mountains in the world making it very desirable for vacation homes. If you’re looking to buy a cottage, a great view isn’t the only thing you should consider. We’ve compiled a list of the most popular places, real estate trends, and pros and cons of cottage living to help you decide if investing in a cottage is right for you.



Top 3 Most Popular Places to Cottage in Canada


Sunshine Coast, British Columbia: Just north of Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast feels like a remote cluster of islands. These islands include waterside communities, ancient forests, inlets, and mountains. Just under a four-hour drive from Whistler, BC, the Sunshine Coast makes you feel secluded and yet still close to home.


Muskoka, Ontario: The heart of Ontario cottage country is Muskoka, Ontario. With 30 public beaches and over 1,600 lakes, there are many fun activities to do including boating, fishing, kayaking, swimming, waterskiing, cycling, ziplining, and golfing. Only about a three-hour drive from Toronto, Muskoka makes for a perfect spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.


Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia: Located in Northern Nova Scotia, the Bay of Fundy is home to some of the highest recorded tides in the world. There are tons of excursions and beautiful sites to see such as whale watching, fossil hunting, sampling fresh seafood, and touring the grounds of the award-winning Annapolis Valley wine vineyard.



Real Estate Market in Cottage Country


Real estate in Canada is shifting as the Bank of Canada interest rates climb and inflation is at an all-time high. Cottage prices in Canada are expected to reach an average high of $640,710 by the end of 2022, according to Royal LePage. Even though supply doesn’t match demand, there are many great options to consider across Canada to help satisfy your cottage craving. Instead of purchasing a cottage in the current market, there are always options to rent short term or for an extended period of time. By renting on sites such as; Airbnb and Vrbo, you will not have the major responsibilities and added expenses that come with owning your own cottage. Maintenance and bills are left up to the Host of the property. You, as the guest are only responsible to pay a nightly fee and take care of the property for as long as you’re there.



Pros and Cons of Cottage Country Living


  • Quick getaway from the city
  • Quiet living compared to city life, more relaxed and peaceful
  • Stunning views
  • More spacious property
  • Close to nature, wildlife, lake/swimming, boating opportunities


  • Fewer amenities nearby
  • Will need a car or boat to go to majority of places
  • Maintenance can be costly on both the cottage and property
  • Any extras desires such as a boat, jet skis, canoes are an added expense


Over the past few years cottage living has certainly changed, but the beautiful views and relaxation have stayed the same. As you can see there are many advantages to living the cottage lifestyle, but it’s important to always do your own research before making the move.