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Will you be Denied entry to Canada? What You Need to Know

If you have been denied entry to Canada or think you might, there are some things you must know before you attempt to enter or re-enter . Here are  5 factors that will help you in deciding what to do next. 5 tips for Entry to Canada 1. Don't panic: A lot of people are refused admission ... Read more Will you be Denied entry to Canada? What You Need to Know

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Tips for Finding an Immigration Lawyer

For those moving to a new country permanently or to work or study, you may need to get help with the visa process. An immigration lawyer may be just the solution you need to ensure you get the proper paper work so you can make your move. Here are some tips to find the right immigration ... Read more Tips for Finding an Immigration Lawyer

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20 Best Kept Secrets of New York City

A trip to New York City often includes checking out all the interesting tourist locales, catching up with good food and wine at the recommended eateries and bars, admiring the city's skyline, and reveling in its entertainment and nightlife. For all of the famous locations across Gotham, the growing city can spring up quite a few ... Read more 20 Best Kept Secrets of New York City

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Top Five Ways to Deal with Expat Culture Shock

Regardless of how ready you might think you are when you move abroad, one way or the other, you will still get some form of expat culture shock. Anyone that has moved abroad has gone through the experience. It can be quite confusing, exhilarating and distressing when you move to a new country. Because all that ... Read more Top Five Ways to Deal with Expat Culture Shock

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Resources for Canadian Expatriates in Britain

While Canadian expatriates in Britain don't need to learn a new language altogether, there's a need to assimilate with how certain words are used. They may also have to get used to the non-availability of free parking, how to use the bus, among other things. The information below will help Canadians planning to move to ... Read more Resources for Canadian Expatriates in Britain

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Top 5 Apps for Canadian Expats

Looking for the best apps for expats? There are several apps that can make your life easier when you are in a foreign land. Technology has made things simpler for us. Information is easily accessible and you don't have to struggle to communicate with people who don't speak your language. With the right apps, you ... Read more Top 5 Apps for Canadian Expats

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The Most Common Jobs for Expatriates in Paris

One of the fastest growing trends for Canadians these days seems to be making the ultimate decision of becoming expatriates in Paris, or in any of the other numerous potential expat communities worldwide. The desire and determination to travel or relocate to an area elsewhere in the world simply isn't enough; Canucks are urged to ... Read more The Most Common Jobs for Expatriates in Paris

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Restaurants in England to Help Canadian Expats Feel at Home

Many Canadian expats living in Britain would tell you that Britain is a home away from home. They share a strong affinity with England because of the rich historical heritage between the two. However, if you've been in England long enough, you might come to a point where you would sorely miss the Canuck life. ... Read more Restaurants in England to Help Canadian Expats Feel at Home

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What Canadians Should Know About Expat Life in Brazil

Planning on living in Brazil can give one an image of the popular festivals in the Latin American country, but before you pack your bags, you must learn more about expat life in Brazil. Health Care and Health Risks There is no universal access to health care in Brazil so be sure that you have medical insurance ... Read more What Canadians Should Know About Expat Life in Brazil

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Top 5 Expatriate Relocation Tips

Not everyone looks forward to an expatriate relocation, especially if it means moving to an unfamiliar area in an unfamiliar country. Relocations, however, can be exciting and rewarding, providing you with an experience that is unique and unforgettable. In fact, many Canadians who have gone through an expat relocation experience say that the move changed ... Read more Top 5 Expatriate Relocation Tips

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Learning French as an Expatriate

Learning the language of your new country the best way to get connected and acclimated to your new home. By learning the language, you can expand your circle, meeting and socializing with local residents as well as other expatriates. Canadian expats find learning French a simple process. Canadians who have moved from Quebecois provinces find the ... Read more Learning French as an Expatriate

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The Benefits of Expatriate Health Insurance for Canadians

Going to another country is a stimulating experience, but aside from all that excitement of living in a new place and in a land you are likely not so familiar with, it is important to get things ready i.e. your expatriate health insurance, your banking arrangements, and your vaccinations, among other things. Even though there ... Read more The Benefits of Expatriate Health Insurance for Canadians

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Little Known Benefits of Canadian Expatriate Communities

Many expatriate communities exist to aid in the settling portion while keeping one proudly connected to Canada. Involvement in a Canadian Expat Network is one of the most valuable tools to stay informed on expat challenges and Canadian news while globally on the go. Expatriate Communities Around the Globe Estimated in 2012, there were roughly two million ... Read more Little Known Benefits of Canadian Expatriate Communities

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What You Ought to Know About Expatriate Adoption in China

You have decided to move to China, and now that you are settled in, you're looking into expatriate adoption in China. While this is a great idea since there are just so many orphans in this Asian nation, you'd have to deal with a lot of paperwork before you get your little bundle of joy. ... Read more What You Ought to Know About Expatriate Adoption in China

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How Expat Forums can Make Your Move Abroad Easier

Every year, millions of potential immigrants visit expat forums to seek advice and information about their potential destinations. Figures published by the United Nations (UN) show that there are more than 215 million expatriates all over the world today. In addition, a study carried out by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) found ... Read more How Expat Forums can Make Your Move Abroad Easier

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The Most Famous Canadian Expatriates

Millions of people including famous Canadian expatriates have left Canada to live in other countries such as the United States. Figures from the American Community Survey show that the United States is home to more than 822,000 Canadians. While the majority lead quiet lives, a few have become notable public figures and celebrities. Here are ... Read more The Most Famous Canadian Expatriates

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What Every Canadian Ought To Know About Expat Health Insurance

Getting an expat health insurance policy is one of the most important things that you should secure if you're planning to live abroad. Such a policy protects you from financial losses in case you get sick while abroad, but apart from this, there are other reasons why you should get this type of coverage. Worldwide Expat ... Read more What Every Canadian Ought To Know About Expat Health Insurance

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Tips for Canadian Expats Buying Houses in South Africa

Canadian expats in South Africa looking into purchasing a home in the African country should do their homework. While it is a good idea to buy a home in South Africa especially if you don't want to rent, there are a few considerations that you should take a look at. Below are a few tips ... Read more Tips for Canadian Expats Buying Houses in South Africa

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How Canadian Expats in Dubai can Cope With the Intense Heat

There are many things that Canadian expats in Dubai enjoy about the city - its modern facilities, affordable goods and services, job opportunities and world-class shopping. The weather, however, is another matter. Dubai has what is known as a desert climate due to its location. Weather is generally warm and temperatures during the short winters ... Read more How Canadian Expats in Dubai can Cope With the Intense Heat

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Top 5 Retirement Destinations for Canadian Expats

Looking for a beautiful country for your expat retirement? While there are a lot of places to choose from whether you're looking into retiring in Asia, South America, or anywhere else in the world, there are a few considerations you should think about. This includes the cost of living, the general safety of the place, ... Read more Top 5 Retirement Destinations for Canadian Expats

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Why You Should Seek Expatriate Financial Planning Advice

Canadians who are considering job postings abroad should make it a priority to get expatriate financial planning advice. It is a major move which entails plenty of considerations, complicated by the different laws which govern each country. The Benefits of Having Sound Financial Planning Advice If you are relocating to a new country, a bit of guidance ... Read more Why You Should Seek Expatriate Financial Planning Advice

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The Common Challenges Faced by Expatriate Employees

Expatriate employees are often people who have to move because the company they work for has relocated. Anyone who has had to move to another country for this reason will tell you that relocating can be very stressful. Initially the idea of working abroad may sound very appealing. But a high percentage of expatriates find ... Read more The Common Challenges Faced by Expatriate Employees

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The Current Political Situation in Turkey for Canadian Expats

Canadian expats in Turkey are advised to not travel to parts of Turkey bordering Syria. Because of the current political climate in the region, going anywhere near the border is a security risk. Travel Advisory Canadian expats in Turkey and those who are planning to fly to the country are advised to exercise caution while in ... Read more The Current Political Situation in Turkey for Canadian Expats

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How Do Canadian Expats Vote?

Expatriate Canadian citizens are allowed to vote in Canadian elections, but only within certain parameters and by fulfilling certain requirements. How do Canadian Expatriates Vote? To be eligible to vote, an expatriate citizen must be at least eighteen years of age and cannot have been living away from the country for less than five years. Voting Requirements Residency ... Read more How Do Canadian Expats Vote?

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Canadian Expats in Hong Kong: What not to Take With You

It is a common tendency for people to bring too much baggage when traveling to another place, but many Canadian expats in Hong Kong would tell you that most of it is unnecessary. Hong Kong is a highly-developed region of China which has consistently ranked in the top 15% of all countries in the world ... Read more Canadian Expats in Hong Kong: What not to Take With You

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How Expats Can Find the Right Property

Expat housing is a key question for anyone moving abroad. Finding a suitable home can be challenging given limited funds, unfamiliarity with the location, and various other issues. Fortunately, there are a couple of resources that you can consult to create a list of good options. Sources of Information on Expat Housing 1. Employer -- If the ... Read more How Expats Can Find the Right Property

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Top 10 Expat Employers in Dubai

Thanks to the number and quality of expat employers in Dubai, many Canadians have considered it as one of the best cities to relocate to in the Middle East. Dubai's economy has grown and expanded in very impressive ways and although it suffered from a recent downturn, it is now picking up, making it more ... Read more Top 10 Expat Employers in Dubai

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Top 5 Cheap and Exotic Cities for Canadian Expats

Millions of Canadians of all age groups are spending a significant amount of time in different parts of the world outside of Canada. While those over the age of 55 do so to enjoy their retired years on beaches and other hot spots in the best cities for expats, others make these cities their home ... Read more Top 5 Cheap and Exotic Cities for Canadian Expats

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Best UK Banks for Canadian Expats

Finding the right banks for Canadian expats is important for ensuring the safety and security of one's finances while living and working overseas, particularly the UK. Banks perform a number of roles and functions on one's behalf, often providing critical support for savings and credit. If you are moving to the UK, you'll be glad ... Read more Best UK Banks for Canadian Expats

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How to Find Canadian Expat Communities in London

Being in London and away from home can make expats homesick, but thankfully there are Canadian expat communities in London that you can interact with so you don't feel alone. It's easy to just look for Canadian communities in London through the internet if you have the time to do some research. While there are a ... Read more How to Find Canadian Expat Communities in London

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Tips for Connecting with Other Canadian Expats in China

Moving to a country as different from Canada as China can be both challenging and exciting, but having a way to connect with other Canadian expats in China could be an invaluable part of the experience.  With its rich culture and myriad world industries, China is appealing to expats from all over the world, and ... Read more Tips for Connecting with Other Canadian Expats in China

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The Most Desirable Neighborhoods for Canadian Expats Living in Sydney

As the largest city in Australia, and one of the largest cities in the entire southern hemisphere, Canadian expats in Sydney have many options available to them for finding a great neighborhood.  With low crime rates, high employment, and relatively low property rates, there is no shortage of quality neighborhoods in the city.  Several stand ... Read more The Most Desirable Neighborhoods for Canadian Expats Living in Sydney

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Houston Relocation Guide for Canadians

If you are a Canadian planning to move to another place, you should definitely have a way of carrying out research regarding the place you are about to move to. The following Houston relocation guide has been designed to help you get an in depth look at the City just so you can have an ... Read more Houston Relocation Guide for Canadians

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The Best Hostels in DC for Travelling Canadians

What should you consider when you are looking for the best hostels in DC?  If you are looking to stay in a hostel, chances are cost is one of your primary concerns.  However, you should also consider other factors as a Canadian traveling outside the country. It is important to have resources available that can help ... Read more The Best Hostels in DC for Travelling Canadians

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Visit the UAE For An Unforgettable Holiday

Canadians looking for an unforgettable holiday experience will surely find it in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a small Arabian Peninsula country of around 8 million people. You want day-long uninterrupted sunshine and beautiful empty beaches? You got them. You want first class hotels, restaurants and fabulous shopping? They're all there for you, too. If ... Read more Visit the UAE For An Unforgettable Holiday

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6 Tips To Keep Your Money Safe On Vacation

A lot of planning goes into a vacation. You choose the destination, the mode of travel, and the best deals. While all of this is well and good, you should also plan on how to keep your money safe. Here are a few tips you can follow. 1. Organize your wallet Everyone keeps few things in their wallets ... Read more 6 Tips To Keep Your Money Safe On Vacation

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The secret to relaxing abroad

Sun, sea, sand and cheap villa holidays are something which we all aspire to find. For many, these features are what make a trip abroad a relaxing experience – but how can you make sure you find them all in the right place? Use the Internet Thanks to the rise of the Internet, finding holiday deals and ... Read more The secret to relaxing abroad

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Not Your Average Roadtrip

Well, it's official. I've started a road trip blog over at http://www.notyouraverageroadtrip.com/ - We're doing a gigantic East Coast drive from New Orleans to Labrador and back - and everything in between. Driving from Cajun country to Acadia, St Pierre & Miquelon, Quebec, Ontario etc. You can follow our adventures and we're love to hear your ... Read more Not Your Average Roadtrip

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Europe’s top 3 destinations for active adventure

When it comes to choosing a holiday there are some for whom relaxation and recharging the batteries is a prerequisite. For others it is the fun and adventure of an active holiday that interests them. Europe has plenty of destinations that are more ‘extreme’ than ‘sun cream’; it’s all about choosing the right one. In the ... Read more Europe’s top 3 destinations for active adventure

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Travel Guide to Ontario, Canada

Disclaimer: Be sure to get travel insurance from Kanetix before travelling to Canada. Ontario, Canada, is more than Canada’s largest city Toronto and Canada’s capital city Ottawa, but certainly the focus of excitement is on their metropolitan areas. Toronto Toronto is home to a world of cultures due to its large immigrant population. From streetside cafes to upscale ... Read more Travel Guide to Ontario, Canada

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Canadians Working Abroad Need to Be Wary of Foreign Exchange Impacts

Your employer is planning to relocate you to distant shores, a real step up in your career and future responsibilities. The assignment will be three years in duration, and your human resources personnel are already counseling you on what to expect. Issues related to housing, living expenses, dependent care and education, home travel leave, and ... Read more Canadians Working Abroad Need to Be Wary of Foreign Exchange Impacts

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Non-Canadian Travel Destinations That Every Canadian Should Visit

Canada is home to some of the most beautiful bits of scenery and many of the world’s cleanest cities. While we encourage everyone to visit Canada at some point in their life, where are the Canadians supposed to go? To answer that question, we’ve compiled a list of non-Canadian travel destinations that every Canadian should ... Read more Non-Canadian Travel Destinations That Every Canadian Should Visit

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Hostel Reservations

Whether you're looking for cheap hostels in London, Paris, New York or Timbuktu, we're sure to have it listed here! Contrary to what you may have heard, Youth Hostels are often open to anyone of any age. International Hostel and Accommodation Listings Book hostels with Canuckabroad.com! Find the cheapest hostel rates ... Read more Hostel Reservations

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Expedia.ca Flights

Expedia.ca Flights Expedia Canada was one of the first and largest online travel websites to go online a few years ago. Since they launched, Expedia Canada has grown continually and is now one of the most popular and user-friendly places to book a flight online. I've booked a couple flights with Expedia Canada (expedia.ca) ... Read more Expedia.ca Flights

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Travel Backpacks

Backpacks - A backpack is your best investment. You'll be essentially living out of it, and therefore if anything happens to your backpack you're in serious trouble. Spend the money and get a strong durable pack and when you hit the road you'll soon realize how important a good pack is. Travel Gear - Buying a ... Read more Travel Backpacks

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Travel Gear

There are a variety of items I consider a 'must-have' when backpacking in Europe or otherwise. They range from money belts to clothes pins, to power converters. Travel Gear - Essentials for Backpackers Use the links below to check out some of the best essential travel accessories . Backpacks Backpacks - A backpack is your best investment. You'll be ... Read more Travel Gear

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Backpacking the UK

The UK is a fantastic place to start any European adventure. Especially if you're looking for a more 'gentle' introduction to foreign culture compared to starting in a country where you can't speak the language or anything. That being said, the UK is such a diverse place that many times you won't understand the English ... Read more Backpacking the UK

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Backpacking Macedonia

Macedonia comes as a pleasant surprise to most visitors - You'll find everything from ancient medieval monasteries, Turkish bazaars, and a very modern capital, Skopje. Definitely spend a few days in Macedonia if you're travelling to or from Greece or Turkey. You won't regret it. Travel Macedonia - Quick Facts Local Language: Macedonian -The alphabet is difficult ... Read more Backpacking Macedonia

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Backpacking Albania

Albania is a mountainous country, right on the Adriatic coast wedged between Macedonia, and Greece. Albania has had a tough transition since communism fell in the early 1990's, and many travellers have avoided it because of many dangers. Most of the country, however, is safe today for travellers however you'll still need to use a ... Read more Backpacking Albania

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Backpacking Finland

Finland is another beautiful Scandinavian country, and shares many similarities with it's northern neighbours. Finland, however, is in many ways different from the surrounding countries. The Finnish language sets itself apart and is very unique, and Finland is also one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. And of course, there's the saunas! Travel ... Read more Backpacking Finland

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