Expat news in Canada

Canada tightens visas: Is your dream move still possible?
Visas
Canada tightens visas: Is your dream move still possible?
Canada remains a magnet for expats worldwide, but recent policy shifts are putting extra financial strain on those considering the move. Relocating there was already costly, and new visa changes are set to hike expenses further. Will this deter potential expats?
Beyond the postcard: Navigating the realities of being an expat in Canada 
Everyday life
Beyond the postcard: Navigating the realities of being an expat ...
Is the dreamland of immigrants losing its shine? Many expats say living in Canada is far from the postcard scenes. Others put things into perspective – living well in Canada is possible as long as you follow a few essential steps. In short, the journey to a successful immigration can be long and tedious. So, what does it take to live well in Canada? What are the pitfalls to avoid?
Why increasing numbers of immigrants choose to leave Canada
Everyday life
Why increasing numbers of immigrants choose to leave Canada
Has Canada lost its appeal in the eyes of foreigners? Although the country significantly relies on immigration for its growth, a recent study has sparked concerns as more immigrants choose to leave the country for better prospects. Let's explore the different reasons. 

Expat news

How is the global housing crisis affecting immigration policies?
Accommodation
How is the global housing crisis affecting ...
Will the housing crisis affect the policies of major immigration countries? Inflation is driving up all costs worldwide, and rents are no exception. Countries are becoming increasingly expensive with fewer housing options available. This situation could benefit other countries that are also trying to attract expats, especially international students.
Canada's quest for foreign talent: Discover the new measures
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Canada's quest for foreign talent: Discover ...
Canada has been facing a severe skills shortage for several years. Some fields, particularly Tech and innovation, are in a particularly critical situation and are seeking help from the government. The authorities subsequently unveiled new measures to attract and, more importantly, retain foreign talent.
Canada passes Bill C-13 to promote francophone immigration
Everyday life
Canada passes Bill C-13 to promote ...
As an officially bilingual country, Canada must ensure that French doesn't fall behind English in all of its provinces, not just in Quebec. In June, the Canadian government adopted a new bill to foster the immigration of francophone expats as well as promote the use of French in federal institutions.

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Immigration to and integration in Quebec: the new regulations
Immigrant Québec
Immigration to and integration in Quebec: the new regulations
Thousands of expats make Quebec their new home every year. The immigration system is, therefore, forever evolving.. To better meet the needs of the province, but also to allow better integration of immigrants to Quebec.

Features

Is Canada losing its appeal to expatriates?
Is Canada losing its appeal to expatriates?
Canada is with no doubt a top expat destination. However, it is a direct competitor to other destinations such as Switzerland, which ranks first in the latest edition of the HSBC Expat Explorer Survey. Australia and New Zealand come in second and third, while Canada ranks 13th. Besides, according to a recent study by the Institute of Canadian Citizenship, 30% of newcomers to Canada plan to leave within two years. Does this mean that Canada no longer retains expats? 
Is Canada becoming the new Silicon Valley?
Work
Is Canada becoming the new Silicon Valley?
Recent developments suggest that Canada has not only already established itself as another Silicon Valley but is actually also promoted and acknowledged by major technical giants as a good alternative to the existing Silicon Valley in the USA.
Close-up of Canada's general elections
Formalities
Close-up of Canada's general elections
Canada, one of the most popular expat destinations, is set to elect their Prime Minister on the 21st of October. Expat.com chats to a short-term expat living in Canada at the moment as well as a long-term expat who has chosen to run in the elections.
Quebec now one of the safest cities in the world
Everyday life
Quebec now one of the safest cities in the ...
Quebec appears third in the ranking of the world's most secure cities in 2019 by CEO Magazine. Interesting fact: it is the only city in North America in the top 30 of this ranking. What makes it stand out?
Business acquisition: Have you given Quebec a thought?
Work
Business acquisition: Have you given Quebec ...
According to a recent survey by the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), owners of Small and Medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Québec are more likely to sell their enterprises than in any other Canadian regions. Indeed, almost one in four small business owners have stated that they plan to transfer their business between the years 2017 and 2022. In other areas of Canada, only one in five business owners state they might want to sell their enterprises.
18 000 visa applications in limbo in Quebec
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18 000 visa applications in limbo in Quebec
What will happen to the 18 000 visa applications threatening to be cancelled by the Quebec government? Earlier this month, the government announced it would scrap 18 000 visa applications in order to clear the backlog. But following the approval of an injunction request by an association of immigration lawyers, the ministry of Immigration of Quebec will continue processing applications.

Expat interviews

Adaptation: The key to enjoying your expat life in Canada
Everyday life
Adaptation: The key to enjoying your expat ...
Elisabeth moved to Quebec, Canada, in the fall of 2021, with her partner and their two cats. The young French expat tells us what motivated her to leave everything behind and embark on a new adventure abroad. However, she warns that the reality may not be what you expected. Here are her tips for anyone looking to settle in this beautiful Canadian province.
Moving to Quebec amid the pandemic: Tales of an expat family
Everyday life
Moving to Quebec amid the pandemic: Tales of ...
Maëva has been in love with Quebec for nearly twenty years, but she only decided to take the leap of faith during the pandemic, looking for a better quality of life. She talks to us about her expat experience with her partner and their two children and the many opportunities available in this Canadian province for expatriates.
Meet Lilly, the expat who is constantly reinventing herself abroad
Meet Lilly, the expat who is constantly ...
Lilly has lived abroad for more than 10 years. She has studied in the US, worked in Canada and is now pursuing the dream of becoming an entrepreneur somewhere in Central America.

Global edition articles

Foreign bank accounts and taxes: Can they find you in 2024?
Tax
Foreign bank accounts and taxes: Can they ...
Combating international tax fraud remains a work in progress. Although far from complete, governments are pleased to note significant advancements since cooperation was bolstered. Tax authorities find an unexpected ally in their efforts to monitor foreign bank accounts: social media.
Can I work abroad without a work visa?
Work
Can I work abroad without a work visa?
Having a work visa is often the key to working in another country. However, the ease of obtaining a work visa varies by country. For many expatriates, securing a work visa is crucial for joining the labor market. Nevertheless, there are circumstances where you can work without a work visa. Let's find out how.
H-1B visa updates: New work authorization, Green Cards, and fee hikes
Visas
H-1B visa updates: New work authorization ...
Major changes are on the horizon for the widely-used H-1B visa, with potential impacts on other visa categories. Additionally, significant hikes in visa fees are expected, posing a substantial consideration for those planning to relocate to the United States. Here's what you need to know.