How international relocations are changing in a COVID world

Christine & Tony Coe

Tony & Christine Coe started this relocation firm in the 1980s in response to a need from American and Canadian corporations.  That need was brought to their attention by a successful executive search firm, which had a mandate from a corporate client to recruit highly talented candidates from overseas.

The executive search firm had identified many suitable candidates, but they were facing resistance.  The candidates were worried about how they could successfully move their families to a foreign location.  Various relocation challenges needed solving to get these talented candidates to sign on the dotted line and commit to the employment contracts they were being offered.

The corporate clients had relocation providers, but they recognized that for a special project like this, they needed a bespoke support service that was personalized for each family.

Saunders 1865 built a program to deliver everything that was needed to support every candidate's concerns.  And we made sure that they all arrived ready to start work for their employer's business without any concerns about any aspect of their international move.

Tony and Christine surprised themselves.  They were so glad that the executive search firm had so much confidence in them to deliver what was needed.  Of course, the executive search firm had a lot riding on a successful outcome.  Tony and Christine were determined to make a success of it, for them, their corporate client and the candidates.

It's that project which led to Saunders 1865 specializing in providing tailored VIP-level support for international, executive moves.

Now, at this unprecedented time, when we're all contending with the COVID pandemic, we have re-tailored our relocation support services to respond to the different requirements of relocating executives. Contact us today for more info and advice.



We had a caring, supportive team every step of the way from Northern California to Toronto and we moved countries in only 2 months. Saunders1865 was efficient, responsive, knowledgeable and helped us found a wonderful house & school for our family. Whenever we had a question, big or small they were there and because of them we feel settled & ready to start our new job and life. We would use their company again and recommend them highly. Thank you Saunders1865


Laura & Shashi  Rajagopal, California, USA

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