Expat news in Canada

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? 
Moving to Quebec amid the pandemic: Tales of an expat family
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Moving to Quebec amid the pandemic: Tales of an expat family
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.
Canada reopens: What about young people?
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Canada reopens: What about young people?
The pandemic that has affected the whole world has not spared the mobility of expatriates and their travel possibilities to Canada. With Canada's borders closed for a long time, moving there was not impossible but definitely complicated. On the 7th of September, Canada reopened its borders to fully vaccinated travelers who wish to travel to the country on a discretionary basis (without employment or emergency reasons). What are the different ways aside from employment and where are the places looking for expatriates?

Expat news

Canada reopens: What does it mean for expats?
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Canada reopens: What does it mean for expats?
All immigration candidates had been waiting for this, Canada's borders have reopened, although still only under strict conditions. Only fully vaccinated foreign nationals can now come to Canada for non-essential reasons like tourism and flights from India and Morocco are still banned and anyone who has not yet received the vaccine needs to provide justification for wanting to enter the territory.

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Immigration to and integration in Quebec: the new regulations
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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 becoming the new Silicon Valley?
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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
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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
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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?
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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.
Canada: Expat caregivers' family welcome!
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Canada: Expat caregivers' family welcome!
Two new programs announced on the 23rd of February will allow caregivers who want to move to Canada to bring their families along and apply for permanent residence.

Expat interviews

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.
Digital nomads on a Working Holiday in Quebec
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Digital nomads on a Working Holiday in Quebec
Elodie and Thomas are digital nomads who come from Lille. Their passion for travelling led them to a world tour in October 2016 which included Asia, Australia, and South America. Today, they live in Quebec, Canada on a Working Holiday Visa. They spoke to Expat.com about their adventures, their everyday life in Montreal, and their long-term plans.
Quebec through the lens of a French expat
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Quebec through the lens of a French expat
A young and dynamic French expat, Camille moved to Quebec fours years ago on a Working Holiday Visa. She lives in Montreal where she's enjoying her expat life to the fullest between work and exploring the region whenever she gets the chance. She talks to Expat.com about her expat experience and why she loves Montreal.

Global edition articles

Czech expat talks about living and being an entrepreneur in Denmark
Everyday life
Czech expat talks about living and being an ...
Eliska is a young expatriate who has been traveling abroad since the age of 18. After staying in London and other countries, she finally moved to Denmark, where she owns a business helping people in their moving abroad plans. She talks to Expat.com about her expat life in this Nordic country.
How to plan your move abroad with your children
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How to plan your move abroad with your ...
Are you tempted by a big adventure abroad with your family? How to be prepared and make your kids feel prepared? Your kids' age, their interests, visas, their education abroad, etc., are some of the key issues you need to consider carefully. Here are a few pointers.
Why should you work in the country where you have studied abroad?
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Why should you work in the country where you ...
Building your career in the country where you studied is a bit like finding a job in the company where you did your internship: it is easier, there are more advantages, and you are already integrated... In this article, we will review the concrete benefits of staying and working in the country where you studied.