Expat Canada News

Latest 10 news items tagged Canada

21 May at 6 PM 2020

Confusion for Brit expats aiming to use Gibraltar’s border crossing

Yet more chaos is on the cards for British expats attempting to get back to their Spanish homes, as they’re now forbidden from using the Gibraltar border crossing. From midnight on May 18, the Spanish immigration authorities stopped British expat citizens from entering Spain at the Gibraltar border crossing after leaving the UK via Heathrow Airport. The reason for the sudden change seems to have been the introduction of new sanitation and hygiene ruling at Malaga Airport and four other air arrivals points. Strangely, it’s OK to...
18 May at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Estonia praise government reaction to the pandemic

Expats in Estonia are coping the best they can with the country’s coronavirus situation. For almost a decade, Estonia and its capital Tallinn have been a mecca for expat professionals from many countries, especially for those in the tech sector. Obviously, the pandemic has affected their lives, but the majority are more than happy with the way the government has reacted to the emergency situation. One expat from the Philippines told local media she’s coping well, especially as her employer is fully transparent and supportive....
7 May at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Prague love the city’s varied international food stores

Expats living and working in Prague may be forbidden to travel but can still buy food favourites from across the world. Travel bans and lockdowns have become the norm for expat professionals living and working in Prague, but the city’s international food stores can provide the ingredients for a truly international taste thrill. The Czech Republic is now lifting its quarantine regulations, causing expats as well as locals to venture out to favourite food stores and either stock up on supplies or arrange home deliveries. Being...
22 Apr at 6 PM 2020

Embassies advising expats to go home rather than risk infection

Now that the coronavirus has reached the Gulf States and Indonesia, governments are having a more difficult time getting expats to follow emergency laws. Oman’s huge expat community comprises Western expat professionals and Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi blue collar workers in the private sector. Whilst expat professionals are either working from home or have returned to their home countries for the duration of the pandemic, those from the Indian sub-continent are living in shared houses being used as dormitories, putting them at...
21 Apr at 6 PM 2020

Oak National Academy now available online for expat kids

Expat parents worried about their children’s schooling can take advantage of Southern Spain’s free online lessons. One of the present day major concerns for all parents is the lack of organised education now that schools are closed for an indefinite period. For those in Spain, a lifeline has now been thrown via the UK-supported online Oak National Academy. The online service is free and will stay open at least until schools return to normal. The programme is being sponsored by the British Department for Education and offers...
20 Apr at 6 PM 2020

Expats use traditional methods to reverse desertification in Andalusia

Whilst the world battles against the coronavirus, expats in Andalusia are fighting the region’s desertification. For a decade, Western Andalusia’s agricultural heartland has been under threat from rising temperatures, low rainfall and over-farming. Already, large areas are now deserted and arid, but a dedicated group of expats are determined to rescue the land using a system which reverses desertification and returns the precious acres to their full beauty and usefulness. Some 20 hectares of formerly arid land are now a...
17 Apr at 6 PM 2020

Is it time to reconsider the expat dream?

Expats who’re living through the consequences of the worst threat to humans and the world economy for many decades may now have time to evaluate their choice of destination and even their careers as a whole. Without a doubt, the 21st century’s two decades to date have witnessed a rush by would-be expatriates across the world to uproot from their home countries and settle in largely unknown destinations. Some were in it for the money, others for the adventure and older Westerners saw the move as a chance to explore the exotic...
15 Apr at 6 PM 2020

Expats and citizens urged to help Phuket’s famous Soi Dog Foundation

Phuket’s Soi Dog Foundation is hoping to avoid the devastating effects of the holiday island’s coronavirus lockdown by bringing in huge quantities of dog and cat food. Dog and cat lovers both in Thailand and in many other world countries including the USA all admire the dedicated efforts of the Soi Dog Foundation to rescue, care for and re-home as many as possible of the country’s stray and abandoned dogs and cats. As with the many other pet rescue charities across the country, its much-needed revenues mostly come from the...
18 Mar at 6 PM 2020

Expat students fear for their degrees as international unis shut down

As coronavirus lockdowns and closures spread across the world, international students at foreign universities are facing challenges which may mean the end of their degree education. Universities in the UK, the USA and Europe are now shutting their doors due to the pandemic, leaving expat students all over the first world afraid for their futures should they not be able to finish their courses and sit for their degrees. At best, online learning is expected to be set up all across international academia, but exams are uncertain as...
16 Mar at 6 PM 2020

Fight to end Brit expat frozen pensions gets tougher as campaign ramps up

Brit expat retirees in Commonwealth countries to remain on frozen pensions whilst those in the EU will get uprates. As British retirees living in EU member states post-Brexit sigh with relief at the news their state pensions will be uprated, their equivalents in Commonwealth countries are being denied parity yet again. The British government’s press release on last Monday’s Commonwealth Day hit a sour note with its hollow message of a ‘common future’ coupled with its ignoring of the financial plight of retired Britons in...