Expat Canada News
Latest 10 news items tagged Canada
23 Jul at 6 PM 2015
Canadians who have been residing overseas for over five years will not be permitted to vote in their country’s general elections in October.
The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled on Monday after a 2-1 split decision that any Canadian
who has lived abroad for at least five years will be barred from voting on the grounds that they are no longer linked to the taxation and laws of their votes in Canada
There are roughly 2.8 million Canadians living abroad, of whom 1.4 million are likely to be affected by the ruling.
22 Jul at 6 PM 2015
Despite greater efforts to ensure more university teachers in Saudi Arabia are from the Gulf state, around a third of all lecturers at government institutions are expats.
A recent government report showed that out of 52,617 professors and teaching assistants in colleges nationwide, 15,977 are from outside Saudi Arabia, and just 4,555 are women.
The institutions with the highest percentage of teachers from outside the country are King Saud University, Umm Al-Qura University, King Abdulaziz University and Imam Mohammed bin Saud...
23 Jun at 6 PM 2015
A British woman has been killed in a tragic paragliding accident in Spain’s southern Cadiz province.
The 48-year-old expat, who lived in the town of La Linea de la Concepcion, died when her canopy folded in midair shortly after taking off on Sunday.
Sources said that the Brit, who has so far only been identified by her initials L.P., said that she was an experienced paraglider who got into unexpected trouble just 30 metres after take-off when her chute became entangled.
Witnesses explained that she fell straight to the ground,...
22 Jun at 2 PM 2015
The high demand for Filipino workers in a number of Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia and UAE, has increased the remittance value during the opening months of 2015.
Philippines’ central bank governor Amando Tetangco said that a total of US$8.6bn was sent home by Filipinos across the globe between January and April – 5.1 per cent higher than the same period in 2015.
The majority of the funds were sent from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, the UK, the US, Hong Kong, Canada
, Singapore and Japan, according to the bank.
12 Jun at 9 AM 2015
A British expat in the Spanish town of Nerja had her purse stolen in a Mercadona supermarket scam.
Sixty-four-year-old Marion Talbot had her purse, which contained €600, nabbed in a lift in the supermarket after a thief spotted her typing in her pin number when paying for her groceries.
Two smartly dressed men entered the lift alongside her, and on leaving she was halted when one of them bent down to pick up some coins. Talbot believes this was when the other was able to grab her purse.
The expat had no idea she had been...
9 Jun at 9 AM 2015
The Philippines capital Manila is the 136th most livable city in the world for expats, according to the 2015 Quality of Living Rankings, which featured a total of 230 cities.
The rankings, compiled by US global human resource consulting company Mercer, listed the Austrian capital Vienna as number one, with Switzerland’s Zurich and New Zealand’s Auckland taking up the nest two spots respectively.
Meanwhile, most cities in the same region as Manila came above it, with Singapore in 26th place, Tokyo in 44th, Hong Kong in 70th and...
8 Jun at 6 PM 2015
Irish retiree Catherine Guy quit her homeland last year and headed for the Spanish town of Vera and, having previously been committed to her role as a music teacher, found herself with plenty of time on her hands and a desire to travel.
However, there was one slight problem that prevented her doing so: her dogs had moved with her. Despite loving life in Spain, a country she regularly visited on holidays before retiring, Catherine, with her new found freedom, wanted to travel around and see family and friends across Europe and Canada
25 Apr at 9 AM 2015
Spain’s most popular holiday destination Benidorm is vying to be granted Unesco world heritage status.
After you’ve checked the date and realised it’s not 1 April and it is actually Benidorm, yes Benidorm, frequented by hordes of drunken Brits year-round, you can read on and see just why the sunny haven, well, fun-in-the-sun-type place, believes it is worthy of a status that places such as the Great Wall of China and Stonehenge already boast.
Sociology professor Mario Gaviria, who is driving the bid, claimed that the popular...
25 Mar at 3 PM 2015
A minister from the government said that, from Monday 23rd March, expatriate Sri Lankans would be able gain dual citizenship due to a new administrative procedure. Those able to take advantage of the new procedure will be those who have emigrated to Canada
, the UK, the USA, New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, France and Switzerland.
On Monday, John Amaratunga , the Minister of Public Order, Disaster Management and Christian Affairs, said there would be a Rs. 50,000 – 250,000 fee for the application procedure.
Those wanting to be...
18 Mar at 6 PM 2015
According to a recent survey, two thirds of pensioners are now less financially well off compared to ten years ago.
Equiniti, a pension payments firm, have looked into how pensions being paid in Sterling compare to other currencies.
With the majority of the firm’s 60,000 clients living in the Eurozone, this is bad news although the growing pound enables people to enjoy a higher exchange rate in other countries.
Over the past year, the pound has increased 10 per cent in value against the euro, yet the pensioners are worse off...