Expat Canada News

Latest 10 news items tagged Canada

19 Oct at 6 PM 2017

Decline in disposable incomes causing expat concern

Relocation is often seen as the answer to stagnant wages and stalled career opportunities, but expat professionals nowadays are often struggling to make ends meet. For several decades, accepting relocation overseas was synonymous with a vast increase in salary, a luxury lifestyle and a boost in career prospects. Nowadays, worldwide economic instability and fewer opportunities in desirable locations are causing concerns about diminishing salaries, fewer benefits and the rising costs of living in the majority of expat hubs. Expat...
19 Oct at 6 PM 2017

How to make the most of your relocation

Relocating to a new job overseas can be a lonely experience at first, but there are many ways to find a comfortable place in an already established expat community. Most expats who relocate overseas for work will find themselves in the midst of a fairly large expat community, all of whom probably felt isolated as new arrivals. It’s far easier in the internet age to connect with like-minded souls than it was several decades ago, and building friendships is far less complicated as those you’ll meet up with understand exactly how you...
17 Oct at 6 PM 2017

Kuwait Human Rights Society urges revocation of expat health service fees

Kuwait’s Society for Human Rights, (KHRS), is calling for the controversial new expat health service fee to be revoked due to patients quitting necessary medication. Kuwait’s human rights organisation is urging the government to reverse the new law forcing expats to pay for heathcare services, citing new reports that a large number of patients are giving up on necessary medical treatment as they can’t afford the costs. Recent Kuwait Ministry of Health statistics show a 30 per cent reduction in the number of expat patients...
5 Oct at 6 PM 2017

Good news for expats as Spanish property market stabilises

After a wild ride down, up and down again during the past decade, the Spanish property market is now stable. Over the past five years, the real estate market in Spain has undergone a remarkable transformation resulting in its becoming attractive to a far wider range of buyers. Whether purchases are made by newly arrived expats, Brits fleeing Brexit, second home buyers or investors, the rush to buy has seen prices increase substantially, especially in the country’s most popular tourism and expatriate destinations. Marbella,...
5 Oct at 6 PM 2017

Israel based US expats clamour for citizen based taxation reform

Regardless of whether they voted for Trump or not, the majority of US expats resident in Israel are hoping and praying the upcoming tax reform bill will end their unfair tax burdens. American Israelis, including the ‘Accidental Americans’ who inherited US citizenship, are full on in the fight to repeal Citizenship-Based Taxation and bring in Territory Based Taxation for Individuals. It’s the one ‘repeal and replace’ issue involving the Trump presidency they’d love to see come true. Overseas global advocate Keith...
4 Oct at 6 PM 2017

Singapore beats Norway as best world destination for expats.

For the third year running, the city state of Singapore has taken the crown as the best expat destination on the planet. The 2017 HSBC Expat Explorer survey is one of the most reliable and respected of the annual ‘best place’ expatriate studies. Singapore’s top rating isn’t a surprise, as it’s been at the head of the pack for the past two years, but Norway’s second place is an indication of how much the world expat environment is changing. Singapore’s top score was helped along by a majority of respondents’ voting...
3 Oct at 6 PM 2017

Police violence in Catalonian referendum condemned by locals and expats alike

Expats living in Catalonia are as shocked and unhappy as are locals over the violent police reaction to the independence referendum. Last weekend’s turbulent events during the referendum for Catalonia’s independence weren’t exactly unexpected, but the shock caused by police violence is reverberating across both expat and local communities. For decades, Catalonians and their politicians have been demanding independence form the rest of Spain, with the referendum seen as a chance to express their feelings in an unmissable manner....
30 Sep at 12 PM 2017

Expats in Amsterdam blamed for problems and rising rents

<h2>New arrivals in Amsterdam blamed for affordable housing shortage</h2> Noise, rubbish and affordable housing shortages blamed on expats in Amsterdam An Amsterdam local radio station has hit hard on expats in the city, accusing them of of being the cause of rising rents as well as dropping piles of rubbish on the pavements and screaming in parks and gardens.Initially, Airbnb tourists were blamed, but the radio station is now focusing on the city’s large expat communitym saying expats have more money than locals and...
30 Sep at 10 AM 2017

Female applicants for Saudi jobs could soar after driving ban reversed

Following the announcement that women in Saudi Arabia will soon be allowed to drive, the local male-dominated jobs market might be in for a shock as more women professionals apply and are accepted. Female workforce participation in Saudi Arabia is far lower than in other GCC countries due to the nation’s stricter form of Islam as well as centuries of cultural traditions. The reversal and consequences of the no-driving law as applied to women is being seen as the beginning of a serious attempt to modernise the Kingdom via its Crown...
30 Sep at 9 AM 2017

Saudi Arabia reverses ban on women driving

In a dramatic about-turn, Saudi Arabia is to allow women to drive cars, with the first licenses due to be issued next June. Saudi is the only country in the world which bans women from driving, with the law based on the Kingdom’s austere version of Islam. In the past, the ban has attracted interest from human rights activists as well as fierce criticism from both Saudi and expat women. The move seems to be part of the Crown Prince’s 10-year plan to upgrade and modernise the country and its societal norms, and is being...