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Adjusting to expat life in Canada

Posted on May 2, 2019 in Canada
STORY LINK Adjusting to expat life in Canada
Adjusting to expat life in Canada
Adjusting to Canada’s cultural norms can be tricky for expats arriving from horizontally laid-back countries. For some strange reason, Canadians aren’t seen to be as pushy and self-promoting as their southern neighbours in the USA, but newly arrived expats unused to ‘selling themselves’ soon realise it’s necessary in order to...

The fight to repeal expat frozen pensions isn't over yet

The fight to repeal expat frozen pensions isn't over yet
As the British government attempts to manipulate lawmakers by tying in vital carers’ allowances with frozen pensions, expats and lawmakers’ fight to get full pensions is heating up. The frozen pension scandal isn’t just confined to countries where there’s no reciprocal agreement between the two governments, as it’s totally...

Choosing Canada for a new career in tech

Choosing Canada for a new career in tech
One of Canada’s main advantages over a good number of other expatriate locations is that English is the official language. Right now, Canada’s economy is booming, even although a slight setback may be on the cards in the near future. Unemployment is at a 40-year low, and expat professionals are still in demand across a variety of...

New arrivals and established expats in China fear arrest

New arrivals and established expats in China fear arrest
With three Canadian expats now arrested by the Chinese authorities, concern is heightening amongst the entire expat community. The expatriate community in China is accustomed to a level of uncertainty and occasionally fear, but the arrest of a third Canadian expat is causing increased concerns as to whether more will be detained on what...

Spain still number one for British expat retirees

Spain still number one for British expat retirees
Although the number of Brit expats in Spain is falling fast, the country is still Britons’ number one favourite for retirement. Statistics compiled by a leading international removals company placed the long-term expat favourite at number one in its data on UK emigrants’ European destinations. Some 13 per cent of their clients were...

Expat career progression in an ever-changing world

Expat career progression in an ever-changing world
With the present-day global economy in flux, are expat professionals changing their relocation choices? High earnings and the opportunity to accelerate career progression are the driving forces of many expat professionals’ lives, but other factors are now influencing decisions in this fast-changing world. Formerly, long-term...

Life in Canada for expat professionals

Life in Canada for expat professionals
Canada is favoured for its cost of living and its stunning natural beauty. Canada has long been a destination for British expatriates, but nowadays its appeal is growing amongst other countries’ expat professionals. With the world’s 10th largest economy and diverse sectors of employment, Canada is becoming a destination of choice for...

Three top cities in Canada for skilled expats

Three top cities in Canada for skilled expats
Canada has always been a favourite location for Britons, with Toronto now considered one of the most popular hubs for relocating expat professionals. A recent survey put Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto in the prestigious group of best five world expat destinations for liveability. Moving overseas is a big deal for expats, with or without...

Comparative private healthcare costs in expat destinations

Comparative private healthcare costs in expat destinations
For those not on corporate reassignments, the availability, quality and cost of overseas healthcare plays a major part in decisions as regards expat destinations. The total number of international migrants has soared over the past decade, with the increase showing no signs of slowing down. More businesses than ever before are cultivating...

Canada a solid contender for expat professionals and retirees

Canada a solid contender for expat professionals and retirees
As the UK and USA plunge to the bottom of the lists of best countries for expats, Canada emerges as a good, solid all-rounder. The latest Expat Insider survey came as a huge shock for expats considering the US and USA, but Canada’s 16th place in the ratings gives a solid alternative. If Bahrain, which topped this year’s list, isn’t...