Expat Canada News

Latest 10 news items tagged Canada

23 Mar at 6 PM 2017

UK expats in America devastated by London terror attack

British expatriates living in the USA are devastated by yesterday’s terrorist attack in Westminster. British expats across the USA reported shock and horror as the as–it-happens details of the fatal terrorist attack were broadcast on CNN and the BBC. The USA is no stranger to terror, but British citizens living across the pond were especially hard hit by the fact the attack took place at the site of the world’s oldest parliament in spite of the heavy security in the area. One couple who used to run a restaurant in London and...
23 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Expats arriving in the UK now being advised to take out private health insurance

In spite of the looming effects of Brexit, the UK is still a popular destination for expat professionals from outside the European Union. Although the number of EU nationals headingto the UK to further their careers may soon reverse itself as most are forced to pack up and leave post-Brexit, the country is expected to still be open to workers from across the world, provided they qualify for visas. However, one common misconception about Britain is that heathcare is free and amongst the best in the world, thus voiding the need for...
17 Mar at 6 PM 2017

UK expats choose Spanish citizenship as Brit interest in Spanish property crashes

A new study, released at the same time as news of a fall in British enquiries on Spanish property, has revealed Brits are now reluctant to choose Spain as their retirement. destination. For many would-be expats, Spain is no longer the favoured choice for a comfortable retirement due to fears over Brexit’s effects. According to a new study, the number of British citizens at or over the age of 55 enquiring about purchasing homes in the former favourite retirement destination has fallen to zero as potential buyers are scared off by...
15 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Perth wins out for Brits over other OZ cities

Australia’s welcoming reputation as an expat hub goes back decades, but most relocation-aimed websites concentrate on Sydney and the continent’s larger conurbations. The British have traditionally favoured Australia as a retirement or relocation hub for the contrast between its balmy weather and superb outdoor lifestyle with the UK’s rainy, cold winters. Perth has been an expat favourite for some time, with 30 per cent of its population having arrived from overseas. The bulk of expats here are from the UK, giving a ready-made...
14 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Favourite expat hubs for nursing professionals

Nursing is a specialisation always in demand, as qualified nursing professionals can work anywhere in the world they wish provided they’ve obtained the relevant certifications in their chosen country. Mobility as a qualified, experienced nurse is normally far more straightforward than in many other professions, meaning the world is wide open for heathcare professionals seeking a change of lifestyle. Five countries stand out as best for salary levels, ease of finding a suitable position and comparative ease of obtaining permission...
14 Mar at 6 PM 2017

EU expats in UK aghast at MPs rejection of Upper House amendment

A wave of resentment and anger swept across the UK’s EU expat community after MPs voted against the House of Lords’ amendment to May’s Brexit paper. EU expats flooded social media with their fears and fury after hearing the House of Commons had rejected the Upper House’s amendment unilaterally guaranteeing their post-Brexit rights to remain. Following the Commons vote, hundreds expressed their disgust online in no uncertain terms, saying the government had left them in limbo by continuing to treat them as bargaining chips in...
13 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Expat compound lives compared to luxury prison with perks

Expats living and working in Saudi Arabia mostly live in walled compounds where the kingdom’s strict regulations are eased, but what’s it like for families existing in a parallel society? For decades, Saudi Arabia has been a popular destination for expat professionals working in the oil and gas industry as well as in other economic sectors. Many on long-stay contracts bring their families with them and live in walled compounds isolating them from local traditions and contacts with everyday Saudi life. The compounds give safety and...
7 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Making a successful move to Australia

Australia has been a favourite expat destination for many decades, especially for Brits, but getting used to its laidback lifestyle can be confusing. Major draws attracting expats to Australia include its English language, its unique natural beauty, the plethora of outdoor activities and the thousands of miles of glorious beaches. The weather is one of the most important considerations for refugees from the UK’s grey skies and depressing downpours, and the continent’s friendly people are famous across the world. Given the above,...
24 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Saudization and poor economic growth spells disaster for Western expats

Slowing economic growth and increasing Saudization are hitting hard on expats in the Kingdom. For several decades, a white-collar expatriate job in Saudi Arabia has been seen as a path to wealth and a luxurious lifestyle as well as a sure way for career advancement. Since the dramatic fall in oil prices and the upswing in Saudization, it’s becoming clear the Kingdom’s golden days as an expat haven will soon be long gone. The present day noticeable diminution of expatriate employees began as crude prices continued to fall, and...
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...