Expat Emigration News
Latest 10 news items tagged Emigration
6 Dec at 6 PM 2013
Migrants leaving the UK for overseas jobs many never intend to return, but the final decision to stay or go may depend on whether they have a pension in their host country.
It seems that deciding to make a permanent commitment to your host county at the end of a career is easier if you have opted into a pension scheme in your overseas home. Taking this step tends to indicate that there’s enough which is good to encourage staying for the rest of your life.
The latest HSBC Expat Explorer survey indicated that, for UK citizens,...
2 Dec at 6 PM 2013
The health sector in Ireland is in a poor state, having lost many of its professionals to the lure of emigration
, and those who have left are unlikely to want to return.
A recent study by researchers at University College Cork has revealed that almost half of those who have emigrated since the economic crisis hit home were in full-time employment. The results suggest that the tough budgets put in place since the crash have been as responsible as has high unemployment for the present Diaspora.
Severe cutbacks in funding have made...
3 Oct at 6 PM 2013
A new study has revealed that the gap between the higher salaries traditionally paid to Western expats and the pay scale of similarly qualified Asian expats is shrinking fast.
The survey, by Cost of Living Middle East, notes that long-standing rumours that expat professionals in the emirate are paid by skin colour rather than professional expertise has some basis in fact. The good news for Asian expats is that the pay gap is narrowing.
Head analyst at the company Rebecca Wilson also notes that more Asians are being seen in the...
3 Oct at 6 PM 2013
The Platnauer family, formerly from the UK, are still working with friends, supporters and local politicians in a last-ditch attempt to prevent their deportation back to Britain.
Sean, his wife Becky and their daughter Angelica emigrated to Canada over four years ago, and quickly became popular figures in their local community. Angelica is doing well at her school, Cobequid Educational Centre in Truro, Nova Scotia, and all three were happy in their new life.
Having decided to apply for permanent residency after their temporary visa...
23 Sep at 6 PM 2013
The May 2013 Canadian immigration list of occupations in demand in the country took overseas nurses and doctors by surprise, as it excluded medical professionals and concentrated on engineers.
However, the Quebec government’s recent revamp of their list now includes nurses, giving those shut out earlier this year another chance to emigrate
to Canada. Graduate nurses are now in high demand in the province, with the Canadian Nurses Association predicting some 60,000 vacancies over the next nine years.
As a result, overseas nurses...
20 Sep at 6 PM 2013
After the initial buzz of finally making the decision to emigrate
has subsided, reality sets in as the list of things to do gets ever longer and more confusing.
Relocating all your worldly possessions, often including children and much-loved pets, can become a nightmare in a very short time, causing migrants to forget less urgent tasks in favour of just getting on that plane in one piece. Putting financial tasks, however burdensome, on the back burner is one sure way to increase your stress levels once you arrive in your new home....
16 Sep at 6 PM 2013
Thousands of Brits emigrate
to warmer, more laid-back climes every year, but might just be better off staying in their home country, according to a recent survey.
The study, commissioned by the Post Office’s Expats Payment Index, revealed that the cost of living in a number of popular expat destinations has risen by up to 10 per cent in the last year. Meals out, the cost of motoring and household bills saw the largest increases.
Almost 40 per cent of those surveyed estimated their total living costs had spiked at over 10 per cent...
10 Sep at 6 PM 2013
The world’s largest survey of everything to do with expats and their experiences has finally been launched online, and is aimed at expatriates across the world, whatever their nationality.
Whether respondents decided to make the biggest move of their lives for reasons of work, for retirement, for quality of life or simply out of a change of scenery, the Expats Survey wants to hear all about it. The topics are wider than in most studies, and the presentation of the questions isn’t just a box-ticking exercise, as respondents are...
6 Sep at 6 PM 2013
Residents in the Nova Scotia town of Bass River are fighting against a deportation order served on a popular British family whose dream is to become Canadian citizens.
Sean and Becky Platneur and their daughter emigrated to Canada four years ago under immigration’s provincial nominee programme, but are still attempting to complete the federal component. As the process still has a while to run, they applied to stay on a temporary visa in order to allow their daughter to finish high school.
This week, their application was turned...
4 Sep at 6 PM 2013
may be one of the most exciting experiences in your life, but it brings its own dilemmas if you’ve family, friends, business interests or investments in your home country.
Everyone who leaves their country of origin, either temporarily for reasons of work, for retirement, or a better, perhaps warmer, lifestyle, leaves aspects of their lives they know they’re going to miss. There’s always the temptation to pop back for a visit to family or friends, or to see places you never had time to visit, but the dilemma arrives...