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Life In Canada As A Transgender Expat

Pulling up roots and moving to another country is always a challenge, and being transgender makes everything more complicated. Transgender people face persecution and even prosecution in much of the world, leading many of us to flee to more permissive countries when we can.    more ...

Adjusting To Life As A Medic In Nova Scotia - A Guide For Expat Doctors

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia is desperate for doctors. So desperate in fact that they are launching a new visa to entice foreign-trained physicians.

The scheme applies to the 29 jurisdictions currently accepted for Canadian residency, but the new visa makes it easier than ever to make the move. Immigration Minister Lena Diab announced the scheme in February, stating: “it cuts red tape and paperwork.” She told CBC the scheme would s ...    more ...

The Best Canadian Retirement Destinations for Expats

Canada is one of the preferred countries for expats looking to retire. The country’s economy is thriving, its healthcare system is well-established, and the government provides various incentives to senior citizens to ensure they live comfortably in their golden days. There is a choice of cities in Canada that fit the expat retiree life.    more ...

Why Canada Is A Great Country To Call Home

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Canada is a popular choice for many expats from around the world. It is a country of great diversity and it invites people from all walks of life. It’s the sense of community between people from different nations that makes it a special place to live. Canada is known for its natural beauty, with Niagara Falls in the heart of Toronto in Ontario and the serene Rocky Mountains that span British Colombia. Canada is one of the few countries that off ...    more ...

An Expat Guide To The Indigenous Peoples Of Canada

The term ‘indigenous people in Canada’ refers to three categories of peoples – First Nations, Inuit and Métis. The indigenous or aboriginal people are the ones who originally inhabited the territory that is now Canada. The population of Aboriginal people living in communities across the country was over 1.8 million in 2011. The history of these people dates back to before the arrival of European settlers. Parts of their history were also e ...    more ...

Expats And The Canadian Wilderness - Here's What You Need To Know

Canada has a rich wilderness heritage. The country’s remote northern region and vast forests are home to various species of wildlife such as bears, wolves, deer and mountain lions. Canada’s lakes and rivers, which are home to a number of species of fish, contain nearly 20 percent of all the fresh water on the earth. In the south lie the prairies, which are the habitat of animals such as bison and pronghorn antelope.    more ...

What Is It About Canada That Expats Find So Appealing?

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Maple syrup and Mounties, polar bears and politeness; we all think we know Canada already. It’s just like America, but with fewer guns and the Queen in charge, right?

Not quite. Canada is both booming economy and an untouched wilderness. The country manages to keep centuries old traditions alive, but also embrace waves of new arrivals to create a vibrant and multicultural community.    more ...

Interview With Francois Roux, CEO & Founder of

Francois, can you tell us a bit about your background before you started

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 2Vanc ...    more ...

Top 10 Safety Tips For Expat Women In Canada

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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 ...

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

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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 am ...    more ...

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