Expat Canada News
Latest 10 news items tagged Canada
6 Mar at 6 PM 2014
With emigration for work purposes becoming even more common, it’s important for expats to ensure their company provides adequate healthcare packages.
Most international companies include quality healthcare insurance as an incentive to lure the best of the rest to offshore positions across the world. Would-be expat workers need to make certain the insurance package offered covers healthcare for themselves and their families relevant to their new location.
Company-based private health cover should take care of long-term treatments...
4 Mar at 6 PM 2014
The expat community in Kiev is outraged at Russia’s military push into the Crimea region, with many joining in the protests against the Russian army's presence in the country.
The majority of foreigners living in the Ukrainian capital are fully supportive of the new government and its intention to take the country into the EU. Many took part in the protests which resulted in the pro-Russian president’s fleeing the country and are still on the streets in defence of the new government.
The ongoing pro-democracy demonstrations...
3 Mar at 6 PM 2014
British pensioners who emigrated to be with grandchildren or for health reasons are being forced to return to the UK because their pensions are frozen in their host countries.
An example of the desperate decisions being taken by many elderly Brits who moved abroad to be with loved ones or to take advantage of warmer weather for their healths’ sake is a 90-year old grandmother who moved to Canada
in 2001. An IT lecturer during her working life, she made the move to be close to her daughter and grandchildren who’d emigrated a few...
25 Feb at 6 PM 2014
The surge in the £ sterling over the last few months has seen the currency bounce upwards by more than 10 per cent, in contrast to a good number of other currencies seen to have moved in the opposite direction.
The gloomy outlook at the beginning of 2013 has slammed into reverse, with the pound faring better by far than the dollar and the euro. Reasons include an overall expectation that rates will rise in the near future, the booming housing market and improving retail sales figures.
On the negative side, employment data is...
25 Feb at 6 PM 2014
With more than a million UK citizens choosing to live abroad and potentially a million more dreaming of following, New Zealand rates highly in a poll of the most desirable destinations.
Recent research revealed that Britain exports as many expats as it imports immigrants, with over a million UK ex-residents celebrating global mobility by gracing migration hubs all over the world. The figure is expected to rise by over 20 per cent the next two years, with many hoping to be able to choose the traditional antipodean exit route and end up...
24 Feb at 6 PM 2014
A recent league table rating 223 global cities for their expat quality of life has placed Dublin at no. 34, with European cities continuing to dominate the ratings.
Unsurprisingly, the result of the survey, carried out by international consultancy firm Mercers, showed European world cities at the top of the list, with Vienna coming in at first place. Zurich, Munich, Frankfurt and Dusseldorf all made it into the top ten.
The report was the result of an analysis of 39 factors deemed essential by expats, ranking the cities based on the...
17 Feb at 6 PM 2014
Kuwait and Saudi Arabia’s u-turn on the proposed expat stay restrictions may indicate that the Arab world’s crackdown on foreigners is easing.
The Gulf States’ recent attempts to reduce their numbers of foreign workers in order to provide jobs for nationals has been seen by many as prejudicial and ultimately dangerous for their economies. Saudi Arabia’s draft Saudization plans to limit expat workers’ stay to eight years and forbid their families from joining them was the most controversial in a raft of proposals across the...
11 Feb at 6 PM 2014
Expats living in countries where their UK state pensions are frozen are reacting furiously to the latest discriminatory statement by the British government.
News that the state pension paid to retirees living in the UK will rise by around £1,000 by the year 2020 has reignited the debate in expat destinations from Australia to Canada
via Southeast Asia and over 100 other countries which do not have a reciprocal agreement with the UK. Fresh hope is being given to UK pensioners, leaving many thousands abroad to manage as best they can....
6 Feb at 6 PM 2014
The British love affair with Spain is still as hot as ever, in spite of the infamous property scandals, demolitions and scamming developers.
As in decades past, the main attractions are the laid-back lifestyle and welcoming, warm weather, although the huge drop in property prices over the last several years also has its attractions. A new study has revealed that at least half of property bargain-hunters are looking for a holiday villa, a third can’t wait to leave the UK for ever and only 13 per cent are looking for a good...
6 Feb at 3 PM 2014
A devastating announcement by the Saudi government that all expat public contracts are to be frozen has sent shock waves across the kingdom’s foreign communities.
Abdul Rahman al-Barrak, the Saudi Minister for Civil Services, has announced a freeze on all expat posts until qualified Saudi staff can be found. Last year, almost 12,000 expat public sector employees either lost their contracts or had job applications refused.
Al-Barrak confirmed that the move was aimed at the Saudization of the workforce, saying that every...