Expat Canada News

Latest 10 news items tagged Canada

18 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Surge in young professionals looking to emigrate

Relocation companies are seeing a surge in the numbers of younger professionals looking to leave their countries of birth. For several decades, demographics related to expats have shown older professionals and retirees as the two main groups looking to emigrate, but a recent survey seems to have overturned the balance. The study, undertaken by a leading relocation company, indicates it’s those between the ages of 18 and 35 years who are desperate to try a new life overseas. Inquiries by young creatives and other professionals have...
18 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Long term expats still nostalgic about British aspects of life

However long Britons have lived overseas, there are few who won’t admit to missing certain aspects of their former lives. Emigrating can be exciting, scary and challenging as well as slightly saddening, especially if the move was planned as a permanent departure from the country of birth. However well they’ve adjusted to their new, often totally different lifestyles, for the majority of Britons there will be still things they will miss. Family and friends top the list, followed by typical British food favourites, the British sense...
16 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Seoul expats on fears of nuclear war

Whilst the increasing instability of tensions between the USA and North Korea is causing concern across the planet, what are the feeling of expats in South Korea who’re in the direct firing line? Expats living in Seoul’s international Itaewon district have everything to lose should even a non-nuclear conflict be the result of Trump’s and Kim’s threatening rhetoric. As has been made very clear in numerous press reports, North Korea’s conventional weapons on its border with the south could flatten the city in short order....
16 Aug at 6 PM 2017

The Saudi take on the expected expat exodus

Will Saudi Arabia’s commanding position as a hub for highly-paid expat professionals end due to oil price falls and wars? As with the rest of the Gulf States, expat workers at all levels make up the majority of Saudi Arabia’s total population. Increasing financial pressures and restrictive laws are expected to eventually cause the exodus of the expat community to more welcoming destinations, but will Saudization be the cause of a negative change in the untried national society? Right now, economic experts are warning the decline...
14 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Brit retirees gearing up to emigrate before Brexit

In spite of the uncertainty of expat rights post-Brexit, UK retirees are queuing up to emigrate, with Spain, France and Portugal all favourite destinations. Financial advisers whose businesses serve would-be expats relocating to destinations within the European Union have seen a doubling of enquiries from British retirees over the past year and the number of those who went ahead with their emigration plans has increased by 25 per cent. The motivation behind the rush to leave would seem to be that, whatever the final Brexit deal contains,...
9 Aug at 6 PM 2017

UK expat retirees urged to do homework before emigrating

Spain’s position as an all-time favourite retirement haven for older Brits seeking sunshine and sangria is still unrivalled, but France, Italy, Portugal and Far East destinations such as the Philippines and Thailand are still getting attention. A recent survey of Britons approaching retirement has revealed the main attractions of quitting the UK are better weather, a cheaper cost of living and a more relaxed lifestyle. In the initial excitement of planning a new life in an unfamiliar new country, it’s easy to forget realties such...
8 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Pension scams still a major concern for elderly expats

A new report reveals some five million older Britons have been approached by pension scammers, with one in every six handing over money. The shocking report, based on a survey issued by AgeUK, refers to UK-resident victims of fraudulent IFAs and so-called pension advisors, but its findings are equally relevant for UK expats living outside Britain. For almost two decades, stories of huge losses caused by mis-selling or deliberate financial fraud have surfaced wherever there’s a sizeable UK expat community. The culprits use the same...
4 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Dubai residential skyscraper becomes towering inferno again

In a chilling reminder of London’s Grenfell Tower disaster, Dubai’s Torch Tower residential skyscraper burst into flames for the second time, sending expats and tourists running for their lives. The 86 storey, over 330 metre-tall residential tower’s first conflagration was in 2015, with its flammable cladding blamed for the fast spread of the fire over its external surfaces. In the same manner, the somewhat inappropriately-named Torch Tower burst into flames again last Thursday night. The skyscraper, set in Dubai’s upscale...
31 Jul at 6 PM 2017

Brexit can be cancelled if enough Brits and expats agree

As the Brexit negotiations stumble from pillar to post, France and Germany offer to cancel Britain’s EU divorce if it’s a majority decision. The two leading EU nations stressed recently the historic relationship between the UK and the EU is in everyone’s best interest, hinting Brexit could become null and void if enough Britons desired such an outcome. At present, any progress seems to be dependent on Britain’s acceptance of a massive divorce payment calculated as more than the originally quoted £50 billion, with leaked...
27 Jul at 6 PM 2017

Expat retirees should head for Dumaguete

Would-be expat retirees looking for something different have been heading to Southeast Asia for several decades, but the Philippines has remained a well-kept secret, attracting mostly Americans to its beachside towns. The college city of Dumaguete, nestling on Negros Oriental island between the nearby islands of Siquijor and Cebu, was recently outed by Forbes as the ideal destination for a peaceful retirement. Known as a city of gentle people, it’s a small provincial capital set alongside the ocean and is managing the transition...