Expat Canada News
Latest 10 news items tagged Canada
26 Jun at 6 PM 2019
Whilst British expat retirees are counting the pennies, multinationals relocating staff to London are cashing in on the weak pound.
By now, it’s a well-known fact that British retirees in popular EU retirement destination are having a hard time making ends meet due to the falling pound, but many don’t realise that companies sending expat staff to the UK are saving money for the same reason. In the 2018 annual surveys, London was the 19th most expensive world city for relocating expats, but this year’s rating for the capital is...
25 Jun at 6 PM 2019
It’s sad but true that relocations with trailing spouses can lead to divorce, but getting relationship advice in a strange land with an even stranger language isn’t easy.
Cultural differences aren’t easy to adjust to, especially for trailing spouses who’ve given up on their own careers to follow their partners half way across the world. It’s especially tough if the destination is one of the Gulf States, as the status of women is dramatically different than its equivalent in Western countries, thus making it harder for new...
25 Jun at 6 PM 2019
An expat project in Seoul is aiming to help asylum seekers achieve their potential according to their professional skills.
In 2018, the numbers of refugees across the world peaked at 70 million, according to statistics released by the UN Refugee Agency. Many have much-needed skills, professional qualifications and years of experience, but are being confined to manual labour due to their stateless status. One expat start-up entrepreneur living and working in Seoul, South Korea, is determined to stop the waste of human talent by finding...
20 Jun at 6 PM 2019
Britons looking to retire overseas using their state pension are forced to choose their destinations carefully.
Since the failure in government of a good number of attempts to deal with the scandal of frozen UK state pensions in major retirement hubs worldwide, would-be British expatriate retirees are having to continue choosing their destinations carefully. For many, the decision to retire overseas on the state pension is based on the ever-rising costs of staying in the home country, but those who take the chance of losing their...
20 Jun at 6 PM 2019
Official monthly reports show Cyprus real estate is booming.
The housing market in Cyprus would seem to be enjoying a spurt in the right direction after a drop in sales earlier this year. Cyprus has been a favourite British expat destination for several decades, with its long-established foreign community living, working and retiring on the historic Mediterranean island. This year, it seems to be more popular than ever, with property sales across the entire region up by 60 per cent on last year’s figures.
Of all the purchase...
17 Jun at 6 PM 2019
In August last year, US navy veteran Derrick Keller was arrested just after he and his wife had arrived in Bangkok as tourists.
He was accused of running a Ponzi scheme which caused investors to lose millions of dollars, but has strenuously denied the charge. Originally from Texas, Derrick, his wife and their two children moved to China in 2015 after his wife was offered a position as lead dance instructor at the Shenzhen Dance Academy. Whilst his wife continued with her career, Derrick took a few odd jobs, coached a baseball team and...
14 Jun at 6 PM 2019
Kuwaiti lawmakers are upgrading their attack on the expatriate community with a proposal for a dedicated national committee to regulate expat numbers.
Four members of the Kuwaiti parliament have put together a proposal to form a national committee with the brief of administrating and regulating the demography of the emirate. Unsurprisingly entitled the ‘National Committee to Regulate and Administer Kuwait’s Demography’, the committee’s brief would be to prevent an ‘excessive number of expatriates’ from threatening the...
13 Jun at 6 PM 2019
As the Hong Kong protests against China’s extradition bill continue, China watchers in Canada
are predicting an expat exodus.
At the present time, some 300,000 Canadian
expats are living and working in Hong Kong and are becoming increasingly worried about China’s long-term intent for the colony. The extradition bill would seem to have been a step too far for Hong Kong’s population in general, bringing a million onto the streets in protest. It’s being assumed that orders from Beijing provoked the Hong Kong government’s...
12 Jun at 6 PM 2019
A recent survey has revealed over 70 per cent of male expat respondents are concerned over the quality of healthcare in their present countries of residence.
The survey, unsurprisingly undertaken by an international private health insurance company, also showed some 65 per cent of men would rather return to their home country for medical procedures than risk something going wrong in their present locations. Major worries were the quality of medical care in overseas facilities and the high cost, with being away from their families in...
7 Jun at 6 PM 2019
British expats in Spain will face the threat of further sterling devaluation should Boris Johnson become the UK’s next PM.
The possibility of the controversial politician’s triumph in the race to become Britain’s Prime Minister has raised alarms amongst Spain’s British expatriate community, with many already forced to tighten their belts due to the fall in the pound’s value since June 2016. In an advertorial poorly camouflaged as an article, the head of one of the UK’s financial groups well known for its often unwelcome...