Expat Canada News

Latest 10 news items tagged Canada

12 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Prague warned over deceptive currency exchange offices

Recent reports are warning expats in Prague that local currency exchange offices are not complying with new consumer protection laws. Despite the recent introduction of harsh new consumer protection laws, it seems a number of currency exchange firms are continuing with their deceptive practices in spite of being caught and fined by the Czech National Bank. The new laws were brought in on April 1 following a series of videos uploaded to YouTube by an online reporter exposing the exchange offices’ deceptive practices. The reporter,...
8 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Is Vietnam the answer for fans of Southeast Asia?

As the rush to discover a new, expat-friendly paradise on earth ratchets up, Vietnam’s position in the latest survey has soared to 10th place. During the past decade, Vietnam’s popularity as an expat destination has been steadily growing, especially with those already living outside their countries of origin. On offer is stunning scenery, friendly locals, a lively culture and a delicious, healthy cuisine. Affordability is good, and a positive work/life balance creates the perfect ambience for expats sick of ever-changing visa...
2 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Spain wins out as top destination for expat Brits

It’s survey time again, with Spain now voted the top dream destination for British expats. According to a new poll carried out in the UK, Spain is still the all-time favourite destination for Britons looking to improve their quality of life at less cost than in the UK. The study’s question was straightforward, asking respondents where they’d move if they could choose one country anywhere on the planet. Spain was one option, pitted against Dubai, Canada, New Zealand and Australia as well as other British expat hideaways, but...
2 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Survey takes on male expats’ concerns over local healthcare

It’s unusual to have a survey created just for men, but the results of this study are somewhat of a surprise. In expat-aimed media nowadays, there’s a huge focus on private health insurance, its high cost and the possibility of the small print preventing a payout. Healthcare for expats has always been a controversial subject, as premiums tend to be massaged upwards and care given can be less than expected or needed. Interestingly, the results of a recent study of male expats living overseas revealed a majority of respondents...
28 Jun at 6 PM 2019

US expats in France win court case on unlawful IRS tax bills

The USA taxman has finally admitted US expats in France were ripped off to the tune of $100 million over a period of eleven years. It’s a rare day when any country’s tax authority admits it made a mistake, but after a seven-year court battle the IRS had no option. The overcharged US expats were living in France, and are now considering reclaiming their lost cash from the authority. The French court’s ruling was that the IRS’s interpretation in its favour of a double tax treaty between the two countries was wrongly held to be...
26 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats counting the pennies as sterling sinks

Whilst British expat retirees are counting the pennies, multinationals relocating staff to London are cashing in on the weak pound. By now, it’s a well-known fact that British retirees in popular EU retirement destination are having a hard time making ends meet due to the falling pound, but many don’t realise that companies sending expat staff to the UK are saving money for the same reason. In the 2018 annual surveys, London was the 19th most expensive world city for relocating expats, but this year’s rating for the capital is...
25 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Oman sets up counselling service for troubled expat marriages

It’s sad but true that relocations with trailing spouses can lead to divorce, but getting relationship advice in a strange land with an even stranger language isn’t easy. Cultural differences aren’t easy to adjust to, especially for trailing spouses who’ve given up on their own careers to follow their partners half way across the world. It’s especially tough if the destination is one of the Gulf States, as the status of women is dramatically different than its equivalent in Western countries, thus making it harder for new...
25 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Expat startup project in South Korea helps Yemeni asylum seekers realise potential

An expat project in Seoul is aiming to help asylum seekers achieve their potential according to their professional skills. In 2018, the numbers of refugees across the world peaked at 70 million, according to statistics released by the UN Refugee Agency. Many have much-needed skills, professional qualifications and years of experience, but are being confined to manual labour due to their stateless status. One expat start-up entrepreneur living and working in Seoul, South Korea, is determined to stop the waste of human talent by finding...
20 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Brit expat retirees advised to choose countries with UK state pension uprates

Britons looking to retire overseas using their state pension are forced to choose their destinations carefully. Since the failure in government of a good number of attempts to deal with the scandal of frozen UK state pensions in major retirement hubs worldwide, would-be British expatriate retirees are having to continue choosing their destinations carefully. For many, the decision to retire overseas on the state pension is based on the ever-rising costs of staying in the home country, but those who take the chance of losing their...
20 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Cyprus property market now exclusively for ultra-rich expats buying into citizenship

Official monthly reports show Cyprus real estate is booming. The housing market in Cyprus would seem to be enjoying a spurt in the right direction after a drop in sales earlier this year. Cyprus has been a favourite British expat destination for several decades, with its long-established foreign community living, working and retiring on the historic Mediterranean island. This year, it seems to be more popular than ever, with property sales across the entire region up by 60 per cent on last year’s figures. Of all the purchase...