Expat Canada News

Latest 10 news items tagged Canada

30 Nov at 6 PM 2016

Frozen pensions force repatriation on UK expats overseas

Over the past year, over two thousand retired British expats have been forced to repatriate to the UK due to their state pensions being frozen. Official figures from Britain’s Department for Work and Pensions show several thousand British citizens who’d chosen to live overseas In retirement were forced to return to the UK due to their state pensions being frozen. Many of the returnees had lived abroad long-term and were no longer able to support themselves on the original amounts paid at the time they left the UK. The data was...
29 Nov at 6 PM 2016

Thailand woos elderly, sick and wealthy foreigners with new visa

Thailand’s ruling military government last week approved the issuing of a new 10-year visa aimed at wealthy expats with heathcare needs. The requirements for the new 10-year visa have created controversy amongst Thailand’s large expat community, many of whom are retirees from Europe and the USA at present on the so-called annual ‘retirement visa’ extension. The new visa is to be offered to foreigners over 50 years of age, and requires either monthly earnings of 100,000 baht (£2,261, $2,810) or a deposit in a Thai bank account...
28 Nov at 6 PM 2016

Expat investors warned against Uber boiler room fraud

The latest investment fraud warning to expats in New Zealand, Australia and South East Asia involves two fake companies with misleading websites. Expatriates retiring, living and working in Asia Pacific countries are the latest to be targeted by British boiler room fraudsters located in Bangkok, Manila and Cebu. According to an online investigative journalist, two websites pretending to be based in Oregon and New York are, in fact, no more than fronts for the boiler room scams. The scammers are reported as promoting the online...
25 Nov at 6 PM 2016

The joys of expat life in Ireland

Ireland has been a safe haven for foreign direct investments for decades, along with thousands of expat professionals and managers who find it the preferred place to live and work. In spite of its troubled past, the cool, green Republic of Ireland has become a popular refuge for expats from across the Western world. Since the financial crash and subsequent recession, a new wave of immigrants has arrived and settled into the laid-back life of the country. The expat community in Ireland is truly international, with Americans, Asians,...
16 Nov at 6 PM 2016

American expats waiting on Trump promise to repeal FATCA

Whatever US expats overseas feel about a Trump presidency, all are in unison about a rumour that the Republican is planning to get rid of the dreaded FATCA. Of all the unrealistic and mostly unpresidential comments supposedly made during Trump’s extraordinary campaign, just one hit home for hundreds of thousands of US expats living across the world – the possible repealing of FATCA. Obama’s brainchild has caused chaos and not a little fear in the hearts of Americans overseas, as well as resulting in banks rejecting overseas...
15 Nov at 4 PM 2016

Spain may be US expat answer to Trump haters

As the reality of the Trump dump hits in amongst disgruntled Americans, expat media worldwide is rushing to provide info on the best ways to escape. Canada and New Zealand were the first countries to see a massive increase in hits on their immigration sites, but Spain’s expat publications weren’t far behind in giving all-you-need-to-know articles on how to become Spanish. It’s not just the Brits who’ve already discovered the charms of Spanish life, as many Americans are already settled in the Costas and Spain’s larger...
11 Nov at 6 PM 2016

New Zealand second choice for US citizens fleeing Trumpland

It’s not just Canada which is seeing a huge jump in interest as regards emigrating from the US, it’s New Zealand as well. The New Zealand Immigration website may not have actually crashed due to huge demand after Trump’s victory was announced, but its hits increased dramatically to 56,300 in the first 24 hours. The site’s daily average before last Tuesday was 2,300 visits. A second Kiwi web page, New Zealand Now, saw 70,500 hits originating from the USA over the same 24 hours. The site offers information on investing,...
11 Nov at 6 PM 2016

US expats in UK cool about returning home

Although the Trump presidency came as a shock to most US expats in Britain, it’s not expected to affect their plans to return home. Post-election reactions from the US expat community in London seem to be less extreme than was expected before the actual vote took place. Even those who’ve lived in the UK for decades are saying they have no plans to become Canadian citizens or discount the possibility of an eventual return to the USA. London estate agents are reporting no change in the demand for prime London properties, although...
11 Nov at 6 PM 2016

Canadian immigration site crashes after Trump victory declared

Immediately following the shocking announcement that Hillary Clinton had conceded the election to Trump, the Canadian immigration web pages crashed. Late on Tuesday night, the official Citizenship and Immigration Canada website crashed due to the sheer number of enquiries from American citizens looking to leave the home country and settle north of the border. Instead of offering a menu leading to immigration pages, the site was reduced to a long-loading home page with no access to the website itself. According to CBC, Canada has...
10 Nov at 6 PM 2016

Trump win scares US expats in Mexico

US citizens living in Mexico are already fearing for their lifestyles after Trump’s victory in the presidential election. For decades, Mexico has been popular with American expats looking for a retirement haven or as another option when considering starting a business. Many have lived on the opposite side of the US/Mexico border for years, and most are now expressing fears over the effect of the shocking election result. During his campaign, Trump regularly targeted Mexicans, accusing them of being criminals, rapists and...