Expat Canada News

Latest 10 news items tagged Canada

23 Jun at 4 PM 2016

Expat healthcare services in the Philippines

Retiring to a tropical paradise is a favourite dream for older would-be expats, but what if unexpected health issues are the reality? Emigrating overseas outside North America and Europe undoubtedly has its plus points, with the fascination of a totally unfamiliar culture, the challenge of an obscure language and the possibility of a far cheaper cost of living all attractions in themselves. However, one item of concern is true for all less familiar expat destinations – the state of the local heathcare service. For decades the...
20 Jun at 6 PM 2016

Expat first steps for your Spanish dream lifestyle

The dream of a Spanish lifestyle has seduced UK would-be expats for decades, but peace of mind and a lack of hassle depends on getting it right from the moment you arrive. Emigrating overseas is an increasingly attractive option for British citizens approaching retirement. thinking of setting up a small business in a warm, friendly environment or simply searching for a change to a less stressful lifestyle. Spain’s Mediterranean coastline has long been a favourite destination for its combination of great weather, established expat...
20 Jun at 6 PM 2016

Expats buying homes in Vietnam despite legal issues

After decades of semi-closure, Vietnam is opening up to expats and allowing house purchase under certain circumstances. For years, Vietnam’s real estate market has been considered risky for investors and expats due to legal restrictions on long-term stays and house purchases. Recently, it seems that strengthening demand from South Korean and Japanese buyers has resulted in an easing of restrictions for property investment in Vietnam. As the country attracts more expat businesses and expat workers, condo blocks in Hoh Chi Minh...
17 Jun at 6 PM 2016

UAE expats wising up on dodgy investment scams

As with most other expat locations worldwide, the UAE expatriate community is no stranger to the devastating effects of unregulated IFAs and their toxic products. For many years, expat communities have suffered vast financial losses via dodgy purveyors of long-term investment schemes as well as outright fraud and mis-selling. The chief suspects as regards financial products are those offered to expat workers as long-term savings plans. Many UAE expat professionals tell identical stories of loss to those told by retirees and expat...
16 Jun at 6 PM 2016

UK consumer watchdog claims FAs charging exorbitant fees for pension freedom

A report from Britain’s Citizens Advice Bureau is claiming that pension providers and financial firms are demanding up to 10 per cent from clients wishing to draw down from their retirement savings. According to the highly regarded consumer watchdog charity, not only are financial firms being greedy in setting up their charges, they are also failing to offer the best value products to suit clients’ needs. Charges levied by pension providers can be as high as 10 per cent of the amount taken in what is a relatively simple process....
16 Jun at 6 PM 2016

UK citizens at home and abroad let down by both Brexit campaigns

Given that the Brexit referendum is the most important issue to hit the UK in many decades, the total chaos of both the Remain and Leave campaigns may be disastrous for the millions ultimately affected by the result. As it’s generally now understood that a Brexit win would unleash political and financial repercussions extending far beyond the UK and the EU itself, making sure the British public had the information necessary to make objective decisions should have been a priority. Instead, UK citizens, wherever they live, are faced...
15 Jun at 6 PM 2016

Spanish lawyer gives hope to thousands over lost dream home deposits

Knowing your legal rights as an expat in Spain, it seems, is the first step in winning back your life savings form property scammers. Adolfo Martos, a long-standing lawyer with offices in Malaga and Marbella as well as a dedication to help scammed expats, has the core advice of how to beat the snails-paced Spanish courts. Hanging on in there and insisting on your rights, no matter how long it takes, he says, will win every time. Now the chair of the international legal group ‘TEN, The European Network’, has started a new...
14 Jun at 6 PM 2016

Costa Rica expat retirement havens have it all

For several decades, Costa Rica has been high on the list of retirement havens from US citizens, with developments in one beachside resort likely to attract expats from other continents as well. The North Pacific coastline of Costa Rica is known as the Gold Coast for many good reasons, including wide, sandy beaches, glorious sunsets, palm trees, quaint local eateries, cosy accommodations and friendly local watering holes. Everything necessary for a heavenly retirement after decades of work up north in the USA is here. The small...
13 Jun at 6 PM 2016

Expat demand for international school places soars

Searching for an international school for your children is one of the most daunting tasks for expat parents on long-term assignments overseas. Packing up and moving to a strange land to take up a new job is tough enough for singles – for parents with children of school age it can be a nightmare. Successfully identifying an international school to suit the needs of your youngsters can depend on where in the world you’re located, although most popular expat destinations now have several such schools to choose between. The...
13 Jun at 6 PM 2016

Cyprus president upsets UK expats during London Greek Radio interview

During his visit to the UK, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades managed to alienate UK expats living in Cyprus with his lack of concern for their plight should Brexit become a reality. The interview on London Greek Radio was set up to encourage the high number of Cypriot expats living and working in the UK to vote ‘Remain’ in order to strengthen their positions as UK residents. Due to Cyprus’s history as part of the Commonwealth, Cypriot expats are allowed to vote in all UK elections including the Brexit referendum, unlike...