Expat Canada News

Latest 10 news items tagged Canada

3 May at 6 PM 2016

Is corruption a disincentive to potential expats

Adjusting to a new culture is one of the trickiest tasks facing newly arrived expats although, in the long term, corruption may be the hardest issue to tackle. The vast majority of expats from the West are aware of corruption in the public sector but tolerate it as it doesn’t affect them directly. However, their opinions may change once they’ve settled overseas, dependent on the country they’ve chosen. It might take a while, but eventually the real world emerges from the dream of great weather, friendly locals and a more...
2 May at 6 PM 2016

British Ambassador visits Malaga with urgent Brexit message

During a hastily arranged visit to Malaga, British Ambassador Simon Manley urged UK expats to register to vote in June’s Brexit referendum. The visit was the result of the UK High Court’s refusal to grant expats who’ve lived overseas for more than 15 years the right to vote in the crucial referendum. During a press conference, Manley stressed that every expat vote would count, adding that the official deadline for postal vote registration is June 7. At the present time, over one thousand expat voters are registering every...
27 Apr at 6 PM 2016

Canadian expat family torn apart by Ecuador earthquake

A Canadian family living in Ecuador lost mother and son to the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake when their apartment collapsed. Pascal Laflamme. his wife Jennifer and their two children Laurie-Ann and Arthur had emigrated from Montréal to Ecuador’s coastal city of Bahia de Caraquez after travelling to Reunion Island and Mauritius to visit friends. Their globe-trotting lifestyle, a long-held dream of discovering the world, tragically turned into their worst nightmare when the earthquake struck. The family's rented apartment,...
27 Apr at 9 AM 2016

USA expats start international girls only soccer team in South Korea

Two American expats living in South Korea have initiated a girls’ only soccer programme in the hope it will encourage participation in team sports by young Koreans. John Starling and Donovan Loomis both have experience of forming and leading youth programmes for underprivileged children in their home country. Their latest and hopefully very welcome idea is to start an international girls’ only soccer programme in South Korea, as they feel strongly that most Korean public schools don’t provide enough organised team sports for...
22 Apr at 6 PM 2016

Is Switzerland still tops for high end jobs

Is Switzerland’s position as a favourite destination for expat professionals now in decline? For decades, Switzerland’s unbeatable reputation for quality of life and career potential has attracted the brightest and the best to its carefully-tended cities, spectacular scenery and top-class amenities. Foreign workers have come, seen and conquered, helping the country maintain its high levels of prosperity. However, resulting from the 2014 referendum on the subject of mass immigration, a new law controlling the number of expats...
21 Apr at 6 PM 2016

US expat voters could decide result of US Presidential election

With eight million or more US citizens living overseas and the campaign for presidential candidates the most controversial for decades, could overseas votes change the outcome of the presidential election? A report issued by Oxford University’s Rothermere American Institute and authored by Jay Sexton and Patrick Andelic is suggesting that overseas voters are often ignored as to their effect on the outcome of US presidential elections. It states that, in the past, expatriate votes have made critical differences and could in this...
19 Apr at 6 PM 2016

Panama Papers fallout may hit expat offshore accounts

Although only a few UK expats are likely to be caught up in the Panama Papers scandal, many more could be badly affected by the knock-on effect of offshore banks’ reactions. Many offshore branches of high street banking names operate from financial centres such as the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, serving UK expats now disallowed from using onshore banking facilities. Offshore centres also offer insurance and investments specifically targeted at expat needs. Over the last few years, the numbers of expat-friendly offshore...
18 Apr at 6 PM 2016

Expat business in Spain fear results of Brexit yes vote

Brexit is fast becoming the topic of the decade for UK expats living in Eurozone countries. Rumours, speculation, whispers, reports, blogs and more, but no real information as to the effect on the British people and British expats living in Europe. This is <a target="_blank" href="http://www.exchangerates.org.uk/news/tag/brexit.html">Brexit</a> 2016, and the furore is expected to increase the closer it comes to June 23. As well as causing controversy within Europe’s widespread UK expat community,...
15 Apr at 6 PM 2016

Cypriot government ignoring UK expats Brexit concerns

Brexit-related concerns of British expats living and working in Cyprus are being ignored by the island’s government. For many decades Cyprus has been a favourite with British expats, whether for retirement or for business, with an estimated 60,000 former UK residents living a life enhanced by sunshine, lower taxes and stunning surroundings. At least 12,000 are pensioners, with many more drawing nearer to pensionable age. Having survived the banking chaos and temporary freezing of their funds caused by the financial meltdown, Brit...
14 Apr at 6 PM 2016

Sexism alive and kicking in expat destinations

Female expats unprepared for this negative aspect of culture shock are experiencing sexism in a number of countries. Nowadays, single women are as likely to emigrate either to further their careers or to retire as are men. However clued up they are to cultural differences and diversities in their new country, they’re often unprepared for the politically incorrect male chauvinism they’ve hardly ever experienced at home. Photographer and writer Sheila Taylor left the UK for a two-year stint in Rio de Janeiro, expecting a fresh,...