Are there ANY Canadians in Belgium?

For Canadians living or traveling in Europe
melliNew Member
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:50 pm
Location: kortrijk

Post Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:55 pm


Another Montrealer here ;) New to the site

Living in Kortrijk for now and deff looking for some fellow Candians, especially Habs fans now that hockey season is starting up again!
boris_111New Member
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:20 am
Location: Hasselt, Belgium

Post Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:28 am

Hey everyone,

I just found this site. I'm originally from Nova Scotia and going to school in Hasselt until December.

It would be great to meet other Canadians living near here
maidenheartNew Member
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:51 am
Location: Canada at the moment


Post Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:30 am

Hi there. I am not in Belgium anymore, but you might like to know that there is a community of approximately 85 Canadian Families in Mons(Bergen) Belgium, located at the Military Base there.You can find them through the S.H.A.P.E. directory or website.
KellieNew Member
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:28 am

Re: Are there ANY Canadians in Belgium?

Post Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:37 am

Hi there,

I am a originally from Newfoundland and have been living close to Gent for over a year now with my Fiance ( A Belgian Citizen). It would be great to talk with other Canadians or English speaking people as I do not know alot of the dutch language which makes it difficult. I am hoping to take some courses so if anyone knows of a reputable school close to me it would be great.

Caper_in_BelgiumNew Member
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:54 am

Re: Are there ANY Canadians in Belgium?

Post Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:55 pm

Darn it ! I'm just over a year too late to have found your post but just in case I'll give it a go.

I'm originally from Cape Breton Island Kellie but have been living here in Belgium for 21 years (came over as an au pair in 1989).

If you see this please let me know. I have never really gone out of my way to meet other Canadians - mainly because there simply aren't that many living here (we're so exclusive y'see eh lol). But as soon as I saw that you were a Newfie ... I just couldn't resist ! ;-) lol

I live 32km south of Brussels in Wallonia (not so very far from SHAPE - the international military base) but I work in Brussels for the European Commission (I have dual citizenship since 1992).

Hope to hear from you or any other Canadian in the region !

Kind regards,

-- Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:02 pm --

Hello folks,

I've no idea whether anyone who originally posted on here will actually see this as it's been so danr long ago but what the heck...

I'm originally from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia but have been living here for the past 21yrs and have had Belgian citizenship since 1992. I work for the European Commission.

As for the comment that was posted by Dislocated Cdn - I'm very sorry but there's no way in ol'heck you cna just obtain a work permit here so easily ! LOL This simply isn't true.

If anyone has any questions about life here - please feel free to ask.

Kind regards,
oceangalNew Member
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:01 pm

Re: Are there ANY Canadians in Belgium?

Post Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:04 pm

We are considering moving to Ypres Belgium from Edmonton Alberta. Are there any Canadian living there? If so was it hard to move there?
Dislocated_CDNNew Member
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:21 pm
Location: Brussels

Re: Are there ANY Canadians in Belgium?

Post Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:39 am

Hello again -

Well it has been a while since I came back to this discussion. Not sure if anyone is following this anymore lol.
I had forgotten about this but thought it would be nice to launch it again.
I am still in Belgium but moved out of the capital - about 30 km out into a small village.

I was just curious to see if the other people that responded are still around?
LimburgerwithCheeseNew Member
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:29 pm

Re: Are there ANY Canadians in Belgium?

Post Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:34 pm

I just found this thread. I have been in Belgium about 12 years now and live about 60KM outside of Brussels in a small city in Flanders. Anyone else still around?

Did you enjoy this post? Share it!

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CommonCrawl [Bot] and 1 guest