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A Brief Expat Guide To Canadian Visas

Friday February 12, 2016 (23:21:09)

Living in Canada can be a highly enriching experience for people of all ages, nationalities, and genders. The nation boasts a spectacular countryside complemented by developed cities, and gives you the opportunity to bask in its natural beauty while you enjoy all modern conveniences. Moreover, Canada has one of the strongest and most stable economies compared to other developed nations today.   more ...

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Interview With Francois Roux, CEO & Founder of 2VancouverBC.com

Thursday November 19, 2015 (15:05:34)
Francois, can you tell us a bit about your background before you started 2VancouverBC.com?

I was born and raised in France but I have been living overseas for the past six years now. I completed my Engineering degree at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) in 2004 as a student on exchange. I then spent a couple of years in the US and Australia before returning to the Canadian West Coast in 2008.

What prompted you to start 2VancouverBC.com?   more ...

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Top 10 Safety Tips For Expat Women In Canada

Wednesday July 29, 2015 (12:30:14)
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Canada is the second largest nation in the world in terms of landmass, and is also among the world’s top ten economies by size. The stable economy is primarily thanks to the country’s abundant natural resources. Canada ranks highly on various measures such as education, healthcare, civil rights, and overall quality of life. There is a large and varied expat population, and it is considered to be a largely safe destination.   more ...

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What Is It Like To Live And Work In Rural Canada?

Monday July 20, 2015 (13:50:57)
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Rural Canada is home to more than six million of the country’s population. Much of this population is concentrated in regions such as Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, British Columbia and Quebec. Canada’s rural areas provide the benefit of living in wide-open spaces with plenty of fresh air. Rural living enables one to enjoy the outdoors, while becoming closely connected with the local community.

Most rural areas in Canada have similar amenities to the cities, including medical facilities, banking, schools, shops, restaurants and Internet connectivity.   more ...

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Surviving On Less In Canada - Money Saving Tips For Expats

Monday July 13, 2015 (15:25:20)
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There’s a long list of reasons why Canada is a great draw for expats from across the world, but there’s one factor that makes many of them think twice about moving: the cost of living. Of course this depends on many factors – where in Canada you choose (or need) to live is one – the big cities are extremely expensive, but in comparison, the smaller towns and rural areas can be surprisingly cheap.   more ...

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Expat Family Friendly Things To Do In Canada

Friday May 15, 2015 (02:27:54)

Canada is a great country for expats – as long as you’re able to handle the long, cold winter, there’s much to appreciate and enjoy. From the great Canadian outdoors, to the healthcare and educational facilities, the strong economy and job market, and the excellent infrastructure, Canada provides an excellent new home country for anyone who is considering moving abroad.

When it comes to moving with a family, expats tend to look first at healthcare and education. However, it is also worth looking at places to go and things to do with your family in your new country of residence. Luckily, this is another area in which Canada scores well. Because of the great infrastructure, travelling with your family is quite easy in Canada.   more ...

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Where Do Expats Choose To Live In Canada? An Overview Of Popular Locations

Friday April 24, 2015 (02:48:13)

Canada is a welcoming country that offers its residents a high quality of life. Expats are drawn to the lush natural beauty, modern cities, stable economy and low crime rate that have always been hallmarks of the country. Canada shares a border with the United States, which only adds to its appeal. The state funded healthcare system that covers all citizens is another reason why Canada is one of the top choices among those looking to relocate. Canada is a large country, in fact the second largest in the world, with more than 10 million square kilometers of geography. Property hotspots can be found all across the region, from the rural areas and small towns to the major cities. Overseas residents usually opt for either holiday homes closer to nature or economic housing in the major cities. Here is an overview of some of the most popular locations in Canada.   more ...

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Why Moving To Canada Will (Probably) Make You Happier

Thursday January 08, 2015 (06:11:31)

There are many reasons why Canada is considered to be one of the most livable countries in the world. It is a place of great natural beauty with its spectacular glaciers, forests and lakes. The country is also a highly modern destination and its cities are cosmopolitan, clean and safe. If you’re among the many thinking about moving to Canada, here’s why it might just make you a happier person.

World-class cities

Canada’s cities are among the best in the world. Vancouver in the country’s most westerly province of British Columbia is set in the slopes of a mountain range and surrounded by water.   more ...

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Moving to Canada? Learn What Makes It Such A Great Expat Destination

Tuesday November 25, 2014 (05:06:08)

Canada has always performed remarkably well in measures of well-being. It scores highly on criteria such as safety, health, housing and income and remains one of the most popular expat destinations in the world. Expats moving to Canada can expect to experience a multicultural community that is friendly and welcoming towards foreigners. Here are some of the reasons why Canada is such a great expat destination.

Strong job market

The Canadian employment market has remained largely unaffected by global economic factors and expats with adequate experience and skills are able to find lucrative employment quite easily.   more ...

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5 Things You Should Know Before Moving To Canada

Wednesday September 24, 2014 (01:34:59)

Canada has always performed well in measures of wellbeing such as healthcare, income, housing and safety. The country’s immigration policies are also relatively friendly and since many different ethnicities live alongside each other, the society has evolved into a multicultural and tolerant one. For those about to re-locate to Canada, here are 5 things you should know before moving.

Driving licenses

The tests and exams necessary for obtaining a driver’s license in other countries may not be valid in Canada. In some cases, there may have to be converted.   more ...