Expat Canada News

Latest 10 news items tagged Canada

22 Jun at 6 PM 2017

Shifting global economy good news for expat living

The oil price crash combined with increasing global nationalism over the past year has caused the global economy to shift, thus decreasing the cost of living in London and other expensive expat destinations. As a result of the global changes, the latest survey of the world’s most expensive cities has produced some surprising results indicating dramatic cuts to the cost of living in London and other major world cities. In the majority of cases, the values of local currencies have tanked against foreign currency rates, with expats...
21 Jun at 6 PM 2017

Kuwaiti doctor speaks out on blaming expats

Expats tired of being blamed for the emirate’s demographic imbalances will appreciate a recent statement protesting their innocence by a prominent Kuwaiti doctor. Honesty seems to have been the best policy for Dr Adel al Ibrahim, whose hard-hitting statement in today’s Kuwait Times tells it like it is regarding attacks on the expat community by a number of Kuwaiti politicians. The worst offender has been MP Safa al Hashem, a recently elected female member of the government who has repeatedly called for the removal of expats and,...
20 Jun at 6 PM 2017

Hong Kong expat exodus opens doors for Chinese investment bankers

Two decades after the Hong Kong archipelago was given back to China, investment bankers and financiers from the mainland are taking over as Western expats leave. Following an exodus of Western expat bankers, Hong Kong’s elite financial ranks are now being swollen by an influx of professionals from the Chinese mainland. Western banks’ lay-offs of expensive professionals in the sector has created opportunities for equally talented incomers from mainland China eager to create their own brand of financial prowess. The influx is...
15 Jun at 6 PM 2017

Low living costs in the Algarve attract expat retirees

Portugal’s Algarve region has been popular with British expats for decades, but few nowadays realise it’s also a great place for retirement due to its low cost of living. Retirees searching for a cost of living which won’t break the bank could well be forgiven for not considering the Algarve as they assume an EU member state boasting decent weather and amenities wouldn’t suit their financial needs. For the majority of European destinations, this might well be true, but the Algarve is the exception which proves the rule as it...
14 Jun at 6 PM 2017

Expat brain drain robbing British universities of top talent

Theresa May’s refusal to guarantee the right to remain for EU citizens has sparked an expat exodus from the field of education, including Britain’s top universities. Now being referred to as the ‘expat brain drain’, top talent reaction to the threat of compulsory post-Brexit rehabilitation to the home country is to leave on its own terms rather than wait for the seemingly inevitable. Whilst experts are predicting the IT, engineering and financial services sectors will be worst affected, a number of the UK’s premier education...
5 Jun at 6 PM 2017

Brain drain feared as EU academics quit British universities

Academics at leading British universities are fearing a Brexit brain drain as EU expats leave their jobs to return home. Academics are voicing their concerns that Brexit will result in a top talent decline due to the British government’s failure to guarantee the rights to remain for foreign students and staff alike. According to Cambridge University, the brain drain is already happening, with 184 EU citizen staff leaving during the past year. In total, some 1,300 academics from EU member states have already left, showing a 30 per...
31 May at 6 PM 2017

Expat jobseekers dump UK and USA for less politically uncertain locations

Expats looking to find the perfect job are now shunning the UK and USA in favour of less politically uncertain destinations. Asia, Canada and Australia are now the preferred locations for job-seeking expats looking for a new place to hang their hats. The UK is out of favour due to the massive uncertainty surrounding Brexit, and the threat to the USA’s economy from the Trump presidency is causing many expat minds to change, helped along by the White House’s new immigrant policies. Data shows a first-quarter 30 per cent increase...
30 May at 6 PM 2017

VPNs essential for expat internet access

Regardless of their reasons for leaving the home country, the majority of expats rely on the internet to keep in touch with friends and family as well as to further their business interests and plans to explore their new country of residence. Decades ago, the world’s expat population looked a great deal different than it does nowadays. In the 21st century, career opportunities are just on of the reasons to leave the country of birth and settle in the unfamiliar ‘elsewhere’. Even so, whether they’re students, retirees,...
30 May at 6 PM 2017

Germany to offer UK expats dual nationality

As UK expats rush to claim overseas citizenship, Germany looks likely to offer dual nationality to its younger British expat community. Younger UK expats living and working in Germany and other EU states may be able to claim the lifeline of dual nationality, according to a statement by German vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel. The vast majority of UK expats working within the EU voted Remain in last June’s referendum, influencing the German government’s decision to find a way to help them to stay., with the country’s economic...
26 May at 6 PM 2017

UK and USA uncertainties spur expat interest in Australian job market

Aspiring expat jobseekers are turning their attention to Australia due to Brexit uncertainty and the political and economic effects of the Trump presidency. A 30 per cent surge in the numbers of job seekers from overseas hit Australia’s recruiters at the beginning of April and shows no signs of slowing down. The biggest increases in applications came from India, up by 55 per cent on last year’s totals, with Japan at 49 per cent, Ireland at 11 per cent, the UAE at 26 per cent and South Africa at 22 per cent. The rise came in spite...