Expat Canada News

Latest 10 news items tagged Canada

20 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Singapore scores as favourite UK expat professional destination

The city-state of Singapore is again hitting the headlines as the best destination for relocating expat professionals. Singapore has long been a hub for UK expatriates seeking high salaries, first-world amenities and opportunities to develop their careers, and is a high scorer in related surveys as a result. The latest survey by an international removals specialist company rated the city-state as number one of 18 destinations, triumphing over Canada and Australia in second and third places. Chart-topping reasons for Singapore’s...
17 Feb at 6 PM 2017

UK expat frozen pensions still under fire in Australia

In spite of many legal and political knock-backs, the fight against the British government’s stance on frozen pensions is still alive and kicking in Australia. The disgrace of frozen pensions has continued over many years, with many thousands of elderly UK long-stay expats living overseas being forced into increasing poverty by the rule. Currency fluctuations make matters worse, as a heavy fall in sterling can mean the difference between just getting by and being unable to support even the most basic lifestyle. Often, UK pensioners...
16 Feb at 6 PM 2017

US citizens discover the advantages of moving abroad

With increasing numbers of disenchanted US citizens making the move to overseas locations, it’s no surprise that most find their lifestyles and living costs are far better than in the home country. Media reports of an increase in the number of Americans desperate to emigrate after the Trump inauguration are prompting stories of actual expat experiences across the globe. Canada is a favourite due to ease of access and the fact that English is the local lingo, although those heading for Quebec province will need to prove their ability...
10 Feb at 6 PM 2017

US expats wait on Trump to keep his FATCA repeal promise

Expat members of lobby group Republicans Abroad as well as their Democrat countrymen are waiting to hear whether The Donald will keep his campaign promise to repeal the unpopular FATCA tax reporting laws. The brainchild of former president Barack Obama, FATCA was introduced in its full form in 2014, with the overall result that American expats’ lives have been made far more difficult as regards maintaining overseas bank accounts, mortgages and loans. In addition, many have reported their US bank accounts have also been closed due to...
9 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Cambodia surpassing Thailand as expat Shangri La

Overshadowed for years by its next door neighbour Thailand, Cambodia is coming into its own as the preferred destination for expats looking for friendliness, natural beauty, an inexpensive cost of living and straightforward visas. Famed for decades for its spectacular Angkor Wat temples, Cambodia has drawn tourists to its mostly unspoiled land for several decades, with its attractions as an expat hub now resulting in increased numbers of arrivals looking for a safe, friendly, laid back life. In addition, the country is growing its...
9 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Top expat professionals deserting Abu Dhabi as economy falters and costs rise

Once the holy grail for top expat professionals, Abu Dhabi’s stuttering economy is now the cause of an exodus of the brightest and best. Top-paying jobs in the emirate were the most sought-after employment prizes for top bankers and other expat professionals during the oil boom at the turn of the 21st century, Nowadays it’s a totally different story, caused by the dramatic drop in oil prices and its effects on industry and development. Abu Dhabi is still the region’s top producer of the ‘black gold’ and is also the...
8 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Brexit, austerity and rising taxes likely to increase number of UK expats

Whether Britain faces a hard or soft Brexit, the consequences may drive yet more UK citizens to emigrate overseas. A recent report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies predicts the UK’s tax burden will hit highs not seen for 30 years, causing extended austerity measures, spending cuts and punitive new tax laws. Balancing the nation’s books is likely to take the rest of the present decade and expand into the following ten years with no respite from public hardship. According to the report, balancing the budget deficit will...
7 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Scottish government fights for rights of EU expat workers

A study on the economic benefits of migration undertaken by a Scottish parliamentary cross-party committee has determined young migrants are essential for expanding both Scotland’s work force and its population. The committee’s report has backed Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s stance on immigration, which contrasts with the UK government’s anti-immigration position as part of Brexit. In the referendum, Scots voted overwhelmingly to remain in the European Union, citing the fact that EU membership has been an important...
6 Feb at 6 PM 2017

French expatriate numbers increase as election looms

As the French general election draws near, more and more French nationals are voting with their feet and leaving for foreign climes. Unlike the British, the French are not so well known for emigrating, with even those who do traditionally choosing known quantities in Europe where French is spoken. However, over the last several years, not only have the numbers of French émigrés increased, but more adventurous decisions as regards countries are occasionally being made. Totals of French nationals living overseas and registered with...
6 Feb at 6 PM 2017

New FCA alert focuses on domestic and international investment irregularities

The British Financial Conduct Authority is planning to crack down on both domestic and international investments and pension transfers, in a move which may benefit expats in the UAE as well as in the rest of the world. Information on the long overdue move by the FCA comes in the form of an alert based on the growing number of expat investors being persuaded into unsuitable products or downright scams. Over the last decade, the worldwide Brit expat community, many of whom are retirees unused to investing, has been at risk from...