Expat Canada News

Latest 10 news items tagged Canada

10 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Beijing fearing pneumonic plague outbreak

For ambitious expat techies, the past few years have resulted in sizeable communities being established in all China’s major cities, with Beijing the most popular. China’s image over the past decade has changed from that of a Communist threat to the rest of the world to a safe, welcoming haven for expat professionals in many fields. The tech sector in particular has benefited by the vast land’s opening of opportunities and seemingly genuine welcomes for those with specific talents and a sense of adventure. As a result, Chinese...
9 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Why VPNs are essential for expat digital nomads

For those who never leave their home country, using a VPN may not be a priority, but for expats it’s a necessity, no matter where they’re located. Nowadays, living and working overseas is a fairly straightforward procedure once the correct visa is obtained, but internet access can be less than straightforward, dependent on your location. Even if you’re not dependent on personal internet access to stay in touch with those at home or use social media, unhindered surfing can be tricky – even more so if you’re enjoying online...
9 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats in Portugal at risk from deteriorating healthcare services

Expats in Portugal are worried about risks now evident in the country’s healthcare services. Crises, deaths and delays in private as well as public hospitals are being reported, not just in the Portuguese capital Faro but also in medical care centres across the country. The situation first came to light when the capital’s major public hospital’s rundown A&E department was heavily criticised by surgeons, who’ve since boycotted extra working hours and overtime and are now planning a walkout starting on January 1. ...
6 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Global warming now threatening expat lives in Spain

Expats in Spain are now being warned severe weather events due to global warming will become the norm. Floods, severe droughts, heatwaves and mega-storms are set to become the norm in Spain due to the looming climate crisis. This decade is due to go down as the hottest on record, with Spain’s popular expats' and visitor regions hard hit by soaring temperatures, gota fria storms and deadly floods. Worse still, desertification is spreading across Southern Spain, threatening agriculture and creeping closer to many favourite expat...
3 Dec at 6 PM 2019

New studies show Switzerland as world’s safest expat destination

As the political world becomes more and more unstable, expats considering relocation are concentrating on countries regarded as safe, secure and likely to stay that way. It’s not just political instability which threatens expat prospects and even their lives, as worldwide crime rates are on the upswing, terrorism is affecting countries worldwide and infectious diseases are running rampant in many areas of the planet. The risks of travel, both in the home country and overseas, are higher now than ever before, and are affecting expat...
27 Nov at 6 PM 2019

UK expats in EU now at risk due to British mishandling of EU residents.

A recently-released report on Britain’s poor handing of the EU Settlement Scheme risks leaving UK expats living and working in EU member states in an even worse position. If just one important issue has been made brutally clear by EU member states as regards UK expats living in Europe, it’s that of reciprocity – meaning that if EU citizens get shafted, so will their UK equivalents living in Europe. The survey undertaken by Migrant Voice has revealed a significant minority of EU citizens resident in the UK are having serious...
19 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Where to now for thousands of devastated British retirees in Europe?

Will Brexit finally wreck British dreams of a retirement in the sun? By now, it’s common knowledge that the least important aspect of Brexit is the future for Britons who decided some years ago to leave the UK for a better, less pricey lifestyle. The loss of freedom of movement isn’t just bad news for holidaymakers and digital nomads, it’s mostly about the wrecking of dreams for hundreds of thousands of everyday British emigrants who made the choice based on their needs as retirement drew near. Unless a miracle happens and...
15 Nov at 6 PM 2019

British expats in France worried over declining healthcare standards

Expats in France are worried about the state of the once-famed French healthcare system. One essential for all expats considering a move overseas is an up-to-date, efficient, affordable healthcare system. Over the past decades, the French healthcare service was regarded as one of the best in the world, but nowadays its reputation is shot and the lives of patients are at risk. Staff are overworked, underpaid and at risk as regards their mental as well as physical health. The result was seen yesterday, as a nationwide strike action by...
30 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Kuwait co-op pharmacies to close and expats forced to authenticate qualifications

Kuwait’s new pharmacies law hasn’t been well-received by the sector, with all co-op outlets now closed in protest. According to chair of Kuwait’s Union for Consumer Cooperative Societies Meshaal al Sayyar, all the union’s pharmacies have now closed down in protest against the effects on their businesses of the new legislation. The law, he said, is marginalising the important role played in the sector by the co-ops. The new law forbids expatriate–owned pharmacies from operating near co-op societies unless they are owned...
28 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Hong Kong face losing strong ties to the city

Expats in Hong Kong are privileged immigrants, many of whom have put down extended roots just as they did in their home countries. Some have worked in the city for decades and others are relatively new arrivals, but all consider Hong Kong as their home in a way that’s different from expats in other unfamiliar lands. All have the choice to leave should the situation deteriorate further but, should this happen, they’ll all be forced to lose their strong ties to this unique destination. There’s no such thing as an ‘expat...