Expat Canada News
Latest 10 news items tagged Canada
15 Jul at 6 PM 2020
As if things weren’t bad enough already, Bangkok embassies are now refusing their trapped expats the necessary visa extension letters.
For those expats trapped for months in Thailand and now under threat of fines and deportation as the visa amnesty ends, the last hope of an embassy letter supporting another extension of stay has now been snatched away by their own people. Both the British and USA embassies have now dumped their troubled citizens in the mire, as the letter is a mandatory requirement for trapped foreigners needing a...
6 Jul at 6 PM 2020
British expats living in Spain are at risk from scamming cold-callers originating in Indian call centres.
Yet another internet scam is targeting British expats living, retiring or working in Spain’s Costa del Sol region. The cold-calling crooks pretend they’re from Microsoft as regards fixing a non-existent computer issue. Many thousands of expatriates are receiving the calls, which either claim the recipient’s Windows programme is an illegal copy or it’s infected with a computer virus. The expat recipients, mostly elderly...
26 Jun at 6 PM 2020
Expats in Prague are improving their health as well as conforming to the country’s coronavirus rules.
Both expats and citizens in Prague are now looking after their health in two ways, firstly by taking the new coronavirus rules seriously and, secondly, by taking to cycling as a self-distancing, healthy way to get to work. According to the city’s government, the increase in cyclists on the roads is considerable enough to consider improving biking facilities.
After March’s state of emergency took effect and regular transport...
25 Jun at 6 PM 2020
Is this the end of the Dubai dream for expat professionals?
Prior to the pandemic, Dubai was the dream destination for expat professionals looking to earn big money and enjoy the glittering city’s luxury lifestyle without financial worries. Nowadays, it’s a totally different story as the same expats, now unemployed, are holding fire sales of their possessions and planning a fast repatriation to the home country.
Due to the lockdown, everything’s for sale including cars, subscriptions to gyms, furniture, electrical goods and...
25 Jun at 6 PM 2020
If you’re planning to live your working life as an expat, making financial provision for retirement is the sensible option.
Given the huge number of horror storied about dodgy IFAs leaving their unfortunate clients with worthless investments or, even worse, scamming them into losing the lot, it’s a surprise that potential expats are even thinking about retirement income! If you’ve not yet won the lottery, thinking a about the long-distant future may sound strange, but much can go wrong if this aspect of emigration is ignored....
24 Jun at 6 PM 2020
As almost every Brit looking to retire outside the home country knows, Spain is an all-time favourite.
The Andalusian region of the Costa del Sol is the preferred option for those looking to enjoy sun-baked days, great food, a friendly welcome and a far less expensive cost of living than in the UK. Overall, Spain is now home to over 195,000 refugees from the UK who’re over the age of 50 and are living their retirement dream. It’s not just Andalusia which is a popular choice for Brit expats, as those looking to experience Spanish...
9 Jun at 6 PM 2020
British expats in Fuengirola are celebrating the 35th anniversary of their unique theatre.
Fuengirola’s famous Salon Varieties Theatre was built 95 years ago and served the local population with plays and events until 1956 when it was converted to a cinema. The popular entertainment provider showed mostly Spanish films, but once a week it gave the small local expat community a real treat by featuring movies in the English language.
Some decades later, a hard-working, determined group of theatrical expats negotiated a lease on...
9 Jun at 6 PM 2020
Expat jobs in the Czech Republic to be the first to go due to the pandemic.
As increasing numbers of Czech companies cut their workforce, expatriate workers are likely to be the first to lose their jobs due to the economic effect of the coronavirus pandemic. Workers in the tourism sector and low-skilled workers in industry are at the highest risk of being let go, with non-contract factory workers also expected to face mass redundancies. In addition, agency jobs as well as jobs in the transport sector are also at risk, and expat...
29 May at 6 PM 2020
Expats and locals in Venice are hoping the city doesn’t revert to wall-to-wall tourism.
Along with other world favourite tourism destinations, the historic Italian city of Venice is almost deserted as the pandemic runs its deadly course. Tourists are banned and the streets are almost empty, showing the glorious, ancient buildings in all their magnificence. As in so many other cities all across the world, life in a dedicated tourism hub has caused many expats and residents to flee to either the outskirts or other nearby small towns....
21 May at 6 PM 2020
Yet more chaos is on the cards for British expats attempting to get back to their Spanish homes, as they’re now forbidden from using the Gibraltar border crossing.
From midnight on May 18, the Spanish immigration authorities stopped British expat citizens from entering Spain at the Gibraltar border crossing after leaving the UK via Heathrow Airport. The reason for the sudden change seems to have been the introduction of new sanitation and hygiene ruling at Malaga Airport and four other air arrivals points. Strangely, it’s OK to...