Expat Canada News

Latest 10 news items tagged Canada

16 May at 6 PM 2019

Expats in the Netherlands miss the boat for EU election voting

Around 60,000 EU nationals living and working in the Netherlands have registered to vote in the May 23 EU elections, but a good number didn’t know they needed to sign up and have lost the chance. One issue which has always annoyed European expats living in the Netherlands is that, in general, politicians don’t seem to even acknowledge they exist. Long-stayers with their own businesses who intend to make the country their forever home are committed to being active in engaging in Dutch society are now wondering whether they’ve...
15 May at 6 PM 2019

What do UK expats from Yorkshire miss the most?

Depending on their original location in the UK, British expats miss certain home comforts more than most other nationalities seem to. The lure of living overseas in a permanently hot climate is strong for many Brits who’re simply fed up with rain, extended cold winters and parliamentary chaos. Waking up every morning for the rest of their lives to sunshine, birdsong, a gently breeze and a view over the ocean can be had, but once the gloss of new arrival has melted away, missing certain home comforts can become problematic. In...
10 May at 6 PM 2019

Expat owners of UK property warned over inheritance taxes

As property prices in the UK continue to soar, expat Brit who own homes or buy-to-let investments back home are being warned about liability for inheritance taxes. During the last financial year, rising house prices have meant thousands more taxpayers have been dragged in the inheritance tax net, even although a good number had no idea they’d become liable. As a result, the British taxman was richer by a record haul of some £5.2 billion, and this amount is set to go on rising as property becomes ever more expensive. Last month,...
9 May at 6 PM 2019

Oz is all-time favourite for high net worth expats

Australia is migrating millionaires’ number one destination. If there was ever any doubt that the past several years saw more people deserting their countries of birth than ever before, the latest figures on millionaire migration prove it’s all about the money, one way or the other. High net worth individuals can go where they please, as can the top talents in tech and other 21st century sectors, with destination cities all resembling each other in the race to attract mega-wealthy incomers. Over the past year, 12,000 or so...
8 May at 6 PM 2019

Strange tale of Brit expat dispute with Thai landlady to end in deportation

A British expat involved in a rent dispute with his Phuket landlady is now to be deported for overstaying his visa. Briton David Maclean had locked himself in his ninth-floor Phuket condo in January as a result of a rent dispute with his landlady, initiated when he requested receipts for rents paid in order to present them to Thai immigration when he renewed his visa. He’d taken up the tenancy last October and claims he was prevented from paying for two months due to the landlady’s adult children refusing to give receipts for...
29 Apr at 6 PM 2019

90 year old expat leaves Thailand as compatriots deride immigration unfairness

As a result of negative changes in attitude towards Western expats in Thailand over the past decades, as well as the toughening up of visa requirements, a 90-year old invalid expatriate is leaving for an overseas city with a warm climate. Donald Graber chose Thailand as his retirement haven when the Southeast Asian country was the promised’ Land of Smiles’, genuinely welcoming strangers from the West and making them feel they’d found their forever home. Over the years, Donald still saw Thailand as the place he loved, but began...
26 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Expat on Isla Mujeres famed for her work with dog and cat rescue

As with the majority of countries worldwide, Mexico has its share of unwanted stray dogs and puppies, but one determined expatriate has been doing all she can to care for them in her island home for two decades. Alison Sawyer Current and her husband had visited the little fishing village island of Isla Mujeres several times before they decided to make it their forever home, building a beachside property and living their expat dream. The only nightmare for Alison was the number of starving stray dogs roaming the beach until being...
24 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Brit expat loses mementos of dead daughter in supermarket robbery

A British expat too scared to reveal her identity to the media is considering abandoning her Costa del Sol home after being robbed twice in 10 days in the same Mercadona supermarket. The 55-year old British expatriate arrived in Spain after living in the South African capital of Cape Town, taking up residence on the Costa del Sol. Originally from Portsmouth, she settled in her new La Cala de Mijas home and was enjoying her new life. Shopping in her local supermarket was no problem, until she was robbed twice in 10 days within the...
24 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Spanish supermarket chain refuses security upgrade after multiple in-store robberies

Spain’s largest supermarket chain is refusing to update its security procedures following a rash of in-store thefts involving expat victims. In a surprising update to a report that a British expat was robbed twice within ten days by thieves in the store posing as shoppers, a spokesperson for the Mercadona supermarket chain told the media there will be no shopper security upgrades. The initial report describing how one British expat was robbed twice in a ten-day period by thieves posing as shoppers was carried by The Olive Press...
20 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Brit expat earnings overseas attract HMRC attention

British expats with offshore investments and bank accounts need to ensure HMRC is aware of them. All financial advisors who’ve referred clients to offshore advice, offshore services or an overseas financial institution are required to inform HM Revenue and Customs before the end of this month. Also, all IFAs who’ve pointed expat clients towards offshore services or advice since the year 2015 must warn them the UK taxman now has new powers to investigate information concerning overseas investments and cash. According to the...