Expat Canada News
Latest 10 news items tagged Canada
17 Jan at 6 PM 2020
China is still a favourite destination for expats from across the world, but some of the more adventurous are ignoring the lure of the massive cities and starting up businesses in smaller towns.
For almost a decade, China’s mystery, amazingly long history and unique culture has drawn expats from the West to its capital and other major cities. Would-be entrepreneurs in the tech sector, English teachers and digital nomads have flocked to the formerly closed land and, in the main, have found themselves more than welcome. However, for...
15 Jan at 6 PM 2020
A further 100,000 pension savers are expected to have lost around £10 billion due to scams, with few realising they’re bereft of all or most of their retirement cash until it’s too late.
At the present time, it’s believed over 100,000 pension savers have lost all or most of their investments after falling for smooth-talking IFAs, and it’s not just those resident in the UK who’re suffering. For several decades, British expats either working or in retirement in destinations ranging from European member states to as far away...
13 Jan at 6 PM 2020
UK expats in Spain are calling for a referendum vote on the British monarchy.
Even although they’re no longer living in the UK, British expats all along the Spanish coastline are dismayed and angry about the current state of the British monarchy. Headline, online and TV media news items have captured expats’ attention ever since the recent sex scandal involving Prince Andrew’s connection with convicted paedophile Geoffrey Epstein.
Both supporters of the monarchy and those who deride the institution well remember the bad...
10 Jan at 6 PM 2020
If you’re Welsh, lonely, a fan of rugby and an expat anywhere on the planet, Global Welsh is the answer.
For Welsh expatriates, it’s crucial to be able to keep their connection to the western corner of the UK that is Wales, a land of song, rugby and unique history with even its own, much-loved Welsh language – at least in the region’s north. Those who’ve become expats in a strange land inevitably feel a longing to keep in touch with their origins, with one devoted expatriate Welshman now supporting a way which makes this...
7 Jan at 6 PM 2020
Expats and tourists in Egypt are being warned they’re now soft targets for terrorists demonstrating their loyalty to Iran.
Although it stopped short of placing a travel warning for 14 states in the Gulf region, the British Foreign Office is telling it like it is as regards the risks to both expats and visitors. Dubai and Turkey are also included in the warnings, and Iraq is now considered a no-go area for Westerners, especially American and British citizens. Embassies and Foreign Offices are now reminding expatriates and tourists of...
6 Jan at 6 PM 2020
If you’re working as an expat in Japan, you may be stressing out your Japanese manager.
Over the past several decades, the numbers of Western expat professionals working in Japan for local companies have seen a significant increase.Japan’s relaxation of its formerly strict visa rules for skilled foreign professionals was originally aimed at combating the country’s falling birth rate and resulting shortages of labour. However, it seems encouraging Western immigration is having a less than positive effect on the Asian tiger’s...
2 Jan at 6 PM 2020
As if the huge increase in drug-related gun violence in many popular Spanish retirement havens wasn’t enough, the region is now experiencing a sudden rise in knife-related violence.
Along with the threat of Brexit and the huge increase in mob-related violence, British expats living in Spain are now seeing increasing reports of knife attacks taking place all across the country. According to media reports, incidents of knife crime have seen a significant rise over the past three years and are especially related to gangs of youths....
30 Dec at 6 PM 2019
If you’re considering buying property in Belgium, perhaps now is not the time!
Belgium is a popular choice for expats who’ve saved for a generous pension once retirement kicks in, but the development of its property market over the past decade doesn’t bode well for incomers. As this decade ends and another begins, Belgian property is expensive enough to spur media claims of overvaluation and house price inflation of up to 56 per cent. For Brits for whom Belgian beer, mayonnaise on chips and Belgian chocolates are a must-have in...
30 Dec at 6 PM 2019
Making the initial decision to emigrate depends on a number of personal choices.
Given that emigration is a major and often life-changing decision, it pays to evaluate the reasons behind your dissatisfaction with your present circumstances. The same applies if you’re already an expat but are increasingly unhappy with your job and present location. Trying something new has been the human response to discontent for millennia, but evaluating your reasons for relocation has never been more important.
The last several decades have...
27 Dec at 6 PM 2019
Gibraltar’s chief minister has stated unequivocally the Rock won’t sign any EU trade deal giving Spain control.
Adopting the same stance as is Scotland, Gibraltar will not be trapped into conceding control to Spain by signing a post-Brexit trade deal. Chief Minister Fabian Picardo is now making it very clear he’s prepared to walk away from any deal signed by the UK which might finally give control over the Rock to Spain. In the 2016 Brexit referendum, some 96 per cent of Gibraltarians voted to stay in the EU.