Expat Canada News
Latest 10 news items tagged Canada
18 Jul at 6 PM 2018
Will Brexit see increased numbers of Brit moving overseas for work?
As next March creeps closer and governmental chaos ramps up still further, an increasing number of industries are now planning their exit strategies. Sadly, the ‘green’ sector is one which is convinced leaving the UK is the only way forward in spite of the spectre of massive job losses for its UK workers. Should the worst happen, where in the world will the jobless decide to go?
At the present time, the top three most popular destinations for expat job-seekers...
17 Jul at 6 PM 2018
By 2021, the total number of expatriates scattered across the world is expected to reach over 85 million.
Expatriation in the present day is a far cry from its 19th century origins, when various wealthy empires sent their representatives to keep the natives down whilst plundering the resources of their lands. Huge numbers of present day expats also have money on their minds, whether it’s to send home to their families or to work overseas for a salary they could only dream of back where they came from. However, becoming an expat...
11 Jul at 6 PM 2018
If you’re planning to retire overseas, making sure your financial plans are adequate is essential.
More and more older people are opting for a retirement in a warm, sunny, cheaper destination after having spent their lives working and waiting for an excuse to get up and go. For many, Brexit is that excuse, and increasing numbers of Britons are now heading for popular European expat hubs. Hopefully, the majority have made financial plans for their retirement, as the British state pension isn’t exactly generous. Nowadays, planning...
9 Jul at 6 PM 2018
Africa isn’t the first continent which comes to mind as an expat destination due to its ongoing civil unrest and ever-present dangers.
The vast, untamed continent gives breathtaking contrasts between the first and third worlds but can be a world of opportunity for those adventurous enough to take it on. It seems every time an African state hits the international news, it’s for totally the wrong reasons. Another Ebola virus outbreak, Nigerian terrorists Boko Haram kidnapping more children, regular bombing of Christian churches and...
4 Jul at 6 PM 2018
Another twelve expats living and working in Shanghai have been given permanent residency green cards.
The twelve expatriates awarded permanent residence in China brings the total numbers of green cards given out to outstanding foreign professionals to 85. The scheme began in December 2016 and applies to high-level expat professionals who’ve been nominated by the city’s administrative commission. All 12 are working in the field of semiconductors and comprise seven US citizens along with Australian, Malaysian, German and Canadian
3 Jul at 6 PM 2018
If your idea of expat clubs is a dingy conference room in a mid-priced hotel crammed with doddery old guys who’d rather be in the pub, you’d be wrong – at least in Beijing.
Admittedly, expatriates in China tend more towards adventure, entrepreneurship and the China experience itself, with expat organisations focusing on having fun rather than mimicking the dismal over-organised clubs in several southeast Asian destinations which seem to specialise in topics such as ‘ making your will’, ‘preparing for death’ and the best...
26 Jun at 6 PM 2018
A British expat on his first visit home for ten years was killed when he stepped in front of an express train.
Nicholas Carroll and his wife Rogayah had moved to Canada
from the north of England in 1982, settling in the small town of Cochrane in Alberta. According to his wife, Nicholas suffered homesickness for a while, before adjusting to his new life and making regular trips back to the UK to see family and friends. For many years he worked as a teacher and was a member of the school board, with golf and watching rugby his favourite...
20 Jun at 6 PM 2018
Is now the time for UK expats living and working in the USA to depart in disgust?
British expatriate professionals living and working in the USA are facing a dilemma – staying in their jobs and ignoring the creeping totalitarianism or obeying their consciences and getting out before things get even worse.For decades, Britons have headed for the USA’s massive cities for work opportunities or to start businesses, comfortable with the fact that America and the UK work along the same lines and are long-term allies. Nowadays, it’s...
19 Jun at 6 PM 2018
Expatriate teachers in the UAE are being accused of stealing qualified Emirati teachers’ jobs.
According to the UAE’s Ministry of Education undersecretary, accusations that expatriate teachers are taking jobs from qualified local teachers are false. In response to negative comments during a Federal National Council meeting, Dr Haman Mohammad al Yahyaei told reporters the argument was based on a debate on local teachers’ unemployment rates in which another lawmaker blamed expat teachers for the poor performance of Emirati pupils....
13 Jun at 6 PM 2018
The swathe of English language curriculum international schools across the expat world has helped relocating parents provide a steady stream of quality education for their offspring for decades.
One of the most important aspects of relocation for British parents is the availability of international-standard education from primary to university level. The advent of Brexit isn’t just threatening Britons’ right to stay in their chosen EU country, it’s also threatening the continuation of parental choice as regards a structured...