Expat Canada News

Latest 10 news items tagged Canada

5 Dec at 6 PM 2017

Panama cashes in on wealthy retirees and expat investors

Over the past decade, the expat world has expanded to include far-flung destinations in every corner of the world. The latest haven for expats with a view to investment as well as the good life is Panama, home to the iconic Canal as well as a host of new updates and improvements aimed at attracting wealthier tourists, retirees and potential residents. Set in Latin America, it’s a safe country with up-to-the-minute medical services, a high standard of living and great nightlife. Its government is pro-investment and pro-business,...
5 Dec at 6 PM 2017

Amsterdam locals angry over influx of expat professionals

Amsterdam media outlets are reporting local residents' anger over the influx of expat professionals arriving as a result of Brexit. Dutch lawmakers were over the moon last month when Amsterdam became the destination of choice for the relocation from the UK of the European Medicines Agency, Amsterdam residents, however, were far less than pleased with the reality of yet another influx of foreign professionals into their already crowded city. Dutch media and Dutch citizens are sick to death of expats arriving, forcing up already soaring...
30 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Plunging pound angers Brit retirees on frozen pensions

More than half a million UK expat pensioners are suffering from the effect of the plunging pound on their frozen state pensions. UK expats living in EU member states were told in September their state pensions would still be upgraded annually as per the ‘triple lock’ rule. The agreement covers British pensioners remaining in the EU post–Brexit a well as those in the European Economic Area and Switzerland, but no mention was made and no reprieve was given to the half a million and more pensioners living overseas. For several...
29 Nov at 6 PM 2017

UK expats still taking advantage of sinking sterling to purchase UK property

Expats on assignments in the UAE are still taking advantage of the shrinking pound by investing in UK property. New research indicates both foreign nationals and UK expats working in the UAE are snapping up British real estate whilst sterling is at a low point. Outside London, its suburbs and its fashionable outer rim, property prices are falling due to low demand by British residents, leaving bargains to be had in the buy-to-let and second home markets. During 2017, the majority of buyers concentrated on properties in the...
23 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Spot the difference between Brits and Americans in France

France may well be crammed with British expats, but their American counterparts are more easily recognisable. For decades, France has been known as a favourite for Britons looking for a safe, inexpensive retirement haven with a far friendlier climate and easy access to family in the UK. Brits still tend to congregate in communities, just as they did during the days of the British Empire’s hold over what seemed like half the world. However, it may come as a shock to some to find our American ‘cousins’ are equally fond of the...
21 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Younger expatriates are looking to reshape the world

It’s possible the early decades of the 21st century will be recognised as the restart button for the human race’s subliminal desire to roam. Some 60 years or more ago, the term ‘expat’ was set alongside ‘gypsy’ and ‘traveller’ for many Brits who simply couldn’t imagine why anyone would want to leave their country of origin for an unknown fate in a country where English wasn’t spoken. The exceptions who proved this rule mostly headed out on diplomatic missions to lands where no decent Englishman would want to settle...
20 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Climate change scientists predict Spain as desert hotspot

Although the results of current scientific research into the worldwide effects of global warming may not affect the majority of British retirees now spread across Spain, it’s still set to be a disaster. Climate change experts now believe the ‘point of no return’ is being approached at an alarming rate, with the results combined with the heat generated in large conurbations adding to the risks of disaster for humanity. Spain is expected to become a twin with the Middle East as regards desert conditions, with exceedingly high...
20 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Expats put their lives at risk working in Delhi

For decades, India was regarded as a must-have posting for senior executives at multinational companies in the West, but health risks due to pollution are killing its attraction. Nowadays, India is regarded as a proving ground for major talent as well as an important international market, but its rise as an expatriate hub has been all but halted by the grim conditions in its major cities. Seen from space, the region round New Delhi shows a thick blanket of smog far more dangerous than the infamous smog in London after the end of WWII....
17 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Oz coastline popular with Brit expats may be hit by massive tsunami

Brit expats warned global warming could trigger a massive tsunami along the east coast of Australia. The east coast of the continent of Australia has always been a major destination for expats, with a good percentage of the hundreds of thousands of Britons in Oz happily settled in Sydney, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. A recent study of the effects of global warming on sea levels and weather has revealed the entire region is at risk of a massive tsunami capable of wiping out the coastal communities and killing some...
16 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Soaring cost of living matches soaring number of Brits leaving the UK

As the cost of a comfortable life in the UK rises, it’s being matched by the number of Britons opting to live and work overseas. A combination of Brexit uncertainty, the ever-rising cost of living and potential job insecurity has led to increasing numbers of UK citizens making the decision of their lives in order to secure their futures. At the present time, Brits desperate to desert the sinking ship before it falls apart are spoilt for choice as to where to go and what to do when they get there. Whether they’re budding...