Expatriate News

The Characterization Of Canadian Expats

By researchers such as Don DeVoretz, who recently released a report for the Asia-Pacific Foundation, the massive numbers of Canadians currently living abroad could constitute a province unto itself, or a "missing province." According to figures contained in the report, 2.8 million Canadian citizens live on a semi-permanent to permanent basis. It is ... Read more The Characterization Of Canadian Expats

Enjoying the Expat Life

Anyone looking to add real challenge to his or her life should opt for a stint living abroad. No matter if you are teaching the natives in Korea how to speak English, learning about Spanish culture in Ecuador, in Gabon with the Peace Corps or on a tour of Croatia, the joys of living as ... Read more Enjoying the Expat Life

Can Cultural Differences Affect Work Performance When Living Abroad

A recent news report uncovers the fact that the lives of many expats living abroad is noticeably influenced by the cultural factors of the county where they've chosen to reside. The details of the examination were actually obtained as part of larger research operation conducted by Bayt.com known as "Culture and Working Abroad." The firm's ... Read more Can Cultural Differences Affect Work Performance When Living Abroad

Canadian Government Tightens Restrictions On Expats Convicted Of Crimes

According to media outlets Global National and Canwest New Service, the Canada's federal Conservative government plans to propose a new bill that would impose tighter restrictions on expat Canadians and travelling citizens who are convicted of crimes abroad. The legislation would require convicts would not be easily extradited back to Canada to serve their ... Read more Canadian Government Tightens Restrictions On Expats Convicted Of Crimes

Most Popular Tips For Expat Money Transfers

If you are an expat already living abroad in another country or you are thinking about becoming an expatriate, then you probably have concerns about how you will be able to receive money from home. You want a satisfying answer to this question. When you are receiving cash from Canada from your base of operations ... Read more Most Popular Tips For Expat Money Transfers

Looking Again At Changes to Canada’s Citizenship Act

An announcement that was first made a few months ago is beginning to have a ripple affect in the lives of many Canadian expatriates (and their children). The news that the Conservative Government revised the Citizenship Act were met with concern and outright anger in some cases. The core changes are those of citizenship status ... Read more Looking Again At Changes to Canada's Citizenship Act

Overcoming Homesickness When Living Abroad

Almost all expats at some point while living abroad will experience some degree of homesickness. No matter if it is the first time that you have been away from your home country, or you have been living abroad for a number of years, it is only normal that you will eventually begin to miss home. ... Read more Overcoming Homesickness When Living Abroad

The Top 4 Reasons to Live As an Expat

Are you considering living abroad, but wondering if it is the right decision to make? If so, you should find these reasons to live as an expatriate helpful in your decision. 1.    Expatriates Make More Money It depends on to which country you relocate ultimately, but evidence indicates that professional expats make significantly more money than their ... Read more The Top 4 Reasons to Live As an Expat

Ideas to Keep You Busy In an Expat Town

Some people have the advantage of relocating to an expat location that is full of life and never sees a dull moment. However, others are not as fortunate and end up in sleep little towns that do not have a whole lot going on to keep you busy. Coming up with ideas to keep busy ... Read more Ideas to Keep You Busy In an Expat Town

Fake Canadian Visa Dealers Brought Down By Indian Authorities

Indiana authorities have finally broken what may be well the largest fake visa scam in recent years to involve Canada. The criminal ring ran a profitable underground operation almost on the doorsteps of the Canadian diplomatic mission in New Delhi, often from the streets themselves. Additionally, the group established a false travel ... Read more Fake Canadian Visa Dealers Brought Down By Indian Authorities

An Expat Education

Not everyone waits until they are ready to retire to move abroad, some people want to experience the world right now and take their children with them. However, becoming an expat family in a new country posing several new challenges all its own. Expatriating parents face unchartered territory when they first begin weighing the options ... Read more An Expat Education

Where to Live Abroad to Earn More Money

Everyone who thinks about living abroad has his or her own plan for deciding to live as an expat. Some people want to move to a foreign country when they retire so they can enjoy lots of sunshine and free-flowing mojitos. Other people are looking to advance in their careers or improve their way of ... Read more Where to Live Abroad to Earn More Money

Does Living Abroad Make You Smarter?

An article was recently published that claimed that living the life of an expatriate actually has the power to increase intelligence. At first, you may think this is nothing more than a humorous bunch of dribble. However, in some ways living abroad may actually broaden your mind. When you are planning to move to a foreign ... Read more Does Living Abroad Make You Smarter?

Expats Favor South Africa

South Africa is favored by a great number of expatriates as one of the greatest countries for living abroad. Expatriates, or people from other countries who have moved to another for work or relocation, ranked South Africa as the best country for settling down, taking up a hobby or pursuing a passion. According to expats ... Read more Expats Favor South Africa

An Expat Christmas

With everyone using iPod Touch, Blackberries and other mobile devices in addition to instant delivery, online shopping, Skype and webcams, it is easy to succumb to the belief that the world is one great global village that is accessible to everyone. However, this delusion is lost for those celebrating Christmas in a small town overseas ... Read more An Expat Christmas

Expats Wanted in GCC

In the Gulf, the demand for expat workers is continuously on the rise. According to a study conducted by the Center for Development Studies, a think tank based in India, the demand comes particularly as a result of the construction activity that is taking place in Saudi Arabia. S Irudaya Rajan spoke recently to Emirates Business ... Read more Expats Wanted in GCC

Canadian Expats’ Christmas Plans

The clock counting down to Christmas in Dubai is ticking like crazy with Christmas morning only a couple of days away. All of the shopping malls in Dubai are exquisitely decorated in celebration of the festival season, and the children simply love Santa Claus. A local newspaper interviewed shoppers about their thoughts on the holiday season ... Read more Canadian Expats' Christmas Plans

Expats Anticipate Northland for the 2011 Rugby World Cup

Expatriate Canadians and expatriate Tongans are unfolding the flags of their home countries as news that these countries are headed to Northland for the Rugby World Cup in 2011. Canada, Tonga and most likely Japan, are going to be based in the Bay of Islands and Whangarei for the cup, it was recently announced. Just minutes ... Read more Expats Anticipate Northland for the 2011 Rugby World Cup

Driving in Dubai

As an expatriate living in the emirate of Dubai, there are a few essential things that you need to know about driving in the region. First of all, everyone in the United Arab Emirates always drives on the right-hand side of the road. The roads in Dubai are remarkable first-rate roads that connect all of the ... Read more Driving in Dubai

Expats Living in Dubai Relocate

Back in 2004, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Emir of Dubai, got on board with determined plans to turn the emirate of Dubai into a booming tourism and business hub. Fueled by growth in the double digits, building boomed and thousands of expatriates from all around the world began arriving, more and more ... Read more Expats Living in Dubai Relocate

Expats Love Hong Kong

Hong Kong comes in at number five on the list of the most expensive Asian cities for expats. However, the aromatic harbor continues to attract expatriates to its beautiful shores. According to a report on the cost of living made by ECA International, a human resources company, the cost of living in Hong Kong has ... Read more Expats Love Hong Kong

Expats in Dubai May Lose Jobs

The recently dropped bombshell related to Dubai's debt will most likely extend to the expatriate community in the emirate and may lead to a huge wave of restructuring for many companies. An analyst for the regional investment bank EFG-Hermes, Raj Madha, told Zawya Dow Jones, "it's clear there will be job cuts but it's too early ... Read more Expats in Dubai May Lose Jobs

Expats Love to Walk the Walk in Thailand, but Can They Talk the Talk

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India Holds An Untapped Resource For Canadian Expats

According to a new report, it looks like many Canadian expatriate entrepreneurs attempting to establish profitable venture in the United States and Canada might have more luck setting up shop in India. The Economic Times has reported that a number of workers have taken advantage of the opportunity to reap the benefits of relocating ... Read more India Holds An Untapped Resource For Canadian Expats

Aviva Offers New Health Insurance Option For Expats

The market for health insurance products targeted at expats just receive a recent boost with the announcement that Aviva has created a new program called the International Solutions “pick’n’mix” insurance plan. The policy provides a great new option for expatriates who know that health insurance is important. This new plan is in step with the ... Read more Aviva Offers New Health Insurance Option For Expats

NPD Seeking Better Protections For Canadians Abroad

With the case of Suaad Hagi Mohamud unfolding before the public eye, members of opposition parties are urging the passage of new legislation that would force the Canadian government to take a more active role and provide better protection to Canadians facing problems abroad. Even before a schedules parliamentary hearing later this afternoon, NDP foreign affairs ... Read more NPD Seeking Better Protections For Canadians Abroad

Can Cultural Differences Affect Work Performance When Living Abroad

A recent news report uncovers the fact that the lives of many expats living abroad is noticeably influenced by the cultural factors of the county where they've chosen to reside. The details of the examination were actually obtained as part of larger research operation conducted by Bayt.com known as "Culture and Working Abroad." The firm's ... Read more Can Cultural Differences Affect Work Performance When Living Abroad

Can Cultural Differences Affect Work Performance When Living Abroad

A recent news report uncovers the fact that the lives of many expats living abroad is noticeably influenced by the cultural factors of the county where they've chosen to reside. The details of the examination were actually obtained as part of larger research operation conducted by Bayt.com known as "Culture and Working Abroad." The firm's ... Read more Can Cultural Differences Affect Work Performance When Living Abroad

Issues With Canadian Visa Rejections Prompt Varied Responses

There have been a number of issues regarding Canadian visa rejections cropping up in the news lately. It could be a grieving son in China rejected for a visitor's visa to Canada for his mother's funeral. Or perhaps, travellers from the Philippines who were turned away at the border on their way to a ... Read more Issues With Canadian Visa Rejections Prompt Varied Responses

Flood From ‘Ondoy’ Prompts Canadian Gov To Issue Advisory

The Canadian government has issued a travel advisory for the Rizal province and other affected place in the Philippines in the wake of flooding caused by tropical storm "Ondoy" (Ketsana). Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada suggested that Canadian expats living in these regions take extra precautions to stay safe if they lived or traveled in ... Read more Flood From 'Ondoy' Prompts Canadian Gov To Issue Advisory

New Immigration Tracking Could Become A Global Trend

A news report out of Britain highlights a new move to monitor and limit immigration. The bigger question is what this new tracking strategy will mean for other countries including Canada and the expatriates that live abroad. The particulars were summarized, but the plan is not without its critics. In a recent move, it ... Read more New Immigration Tracking Could Become A Global Trend

Expatriate Health Care Insurer Received Good Rating

Recently, a prominent medical insurance provider that is geared specifically towards expatriates received a decent rating from Health Insurance Magazine for their Accident and Illness Income Replacement Plan. The company, Expatriate Healthcare, garnered seven out of ten. Expatriate Healthcare received such favorable marks from the magazine's technical editor, Andy Couchman. The entire focus of ... Read more Expatriate Health Care Insurer Received Good Rating

EU May Require Canadian Diplomats To Obtain Visas

According to the EU justice commissioner, the European Union may require that Canadian diplomats apply for visa if Canada does not reestablish its visa-free travel policy for Czech visitors by the end of 2009. Jacques Barrot said he explained to EU interior ministers in a recent meeting in Brussels that this was but one ... Read more EU May Require Canadian Diplomats To Obtain Visas

Expatriate Blogs Help New Expats Prepare For The Move To Paris

If you are a Canadian who has considered a move to Paris, you might want to take some time to read different resources to explain what the expatriate life is all about. In fact, one great way to research the subject before making any final decisions is to read any one of the various ... Read more Expatriate Blogs Help New Expats Prepare For The Move To Paris

The Lives Of Expat Children

With travel and trade happening on a global level, it makes sense that more people are relocating from one country to another than ever before. No longer does it take weeks or months to sail across the ocean or traverse the countryside. All of this can be done in hours. Expatriate families ... Read more The Lives Of Expat Children

Reviewing Travel Precautions For Expats And Tourists

When expats choose to travel to or even settle in unstable countries such as India and Thailand, (Those particular examples have travel advisories posted by Foreign Affairs for certain regions.) many are taking some big risks. If you are new expat, there are some obvious precautions that you can take to help you make ... Read more Reviewing Travel Precautions For Expats And Tourists

Canadian Expats Encouraged To Experience “I Am Not A Tourist” Fair

Canadian expats among many others living in Belgium have been issued an invitation to attention that country's "i am not a tourist" Fair. The event gathers together a diverse collection of companies and agencies that cater specifically to the expatriate community at large. If you are a Canadian expat living in Belgium, you ... Read more Canadian Expats Encouraged To Experience "I Am Not A Tourist" Fair

Canadian Expats Garnering International Recognition

Numbering among those that were submitted for the title of most influential Canadian expats are names like Kim Campbell, Celine Dion, Wayne Gretzky, and others that have significantly influenced world. This event, orchestrated by the Canadian Expat Association, is scheduled for release as a public vote in October. Others that may be lesser known to ... Read more Canadian Expats Garnering International Recognition

Distance Education Option For Canadian Expats

When you choose to travel extensively or live abroad with a family, you may not immediately know how this lifestyle can affect the quality of your child's education. In fact, such issues are at their more difficult when children are between one and twelve-years old. Yet, distance learning is changing this for many Canadian expats. ... Read more Distance Education Option For Canadian Expats

Introducing The Redesigned Canadian Permanent Resident Card

Jason Kenney, the Canadian Citizenship, Immigration, and Multicultural Minister has just announced that the government is now activating the program using the recently redesigned permanent resident cards that were introduced back on August 24, 2009. Minister Kenney extolled the virtues of the new system saying, "Thanks to state-of-the-art security features, this redesigned permanent resident card will ... Read more Introducing The Redesigned Canadian Permanent Resident Card

Reasons Canadians Are Retiring To Mexico

With more people reaching retirement age, many of the so-called "baby boomer" generation are looking south for their retirement homes. More and more Canadians (and U.S) retirees are seriously considering a move to Mexico. In fact, it is a big topic right now. A number of locations like Ajijic, San Miguel de ... Read more Reasons Canadians Are Retiring To Mexico

Some Statistics On Expatriate Canadians

In a recent report, it was estimated that 2.8 million Canadians currently live abroad. The rate of naturalized citizens leaving the country was three time higher than those born in the country. In fact, the emigration rate of the population between 1996 and 2006 was 4.5%, according the Canadians Abroad Project report. Additional data ... Read more Some Statistics On Expatriate Canadians

Canada Establishes New Visa Requirements

Just a couple of months ago now, Canada took a new stance on its visa policy, particularly in regards to Mexican tourists and students wishing to stay in the country for extended periods. Prior to July 13, Mexicans could travel to Canada with no visa restrictions. The changes in policy have been received ... Read more Canada Establishes New Visa Requirements

Fewer Canadians Are Traveling Abroad

In recent months, it has become clear that more Canadians are expressing concerns about travelling abroad, a fact, which has led to a decline of about 2% in the numbers of international trips. This is compared to the increases in the number of those tourists who chose to travel in September when compared to ... Read more Fewer Canadians Are Traveling Abroad