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.Canada is a particularly popular choice, with comparatively welcoming immigration laws, but … Read 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 … Read 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.Immigration laws … Read more

Why Canada Is A Great Country To Call Home

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 … Read more

Canada – Recommended Social Media Accounts

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Canada and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.Scottish Expats in Canada Facebook Group Maintaining … Read 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 … Read 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. … Read more

Canada – Recommended Blogs

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Canada and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there. Eat. Live. Travel. Write. Now calling Toronto home, Australian Mardi somehow … Read more

What Is It About Canada That Expats Find So Appealing?

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 … Read 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 … Read more

Top 10 Safety Tips For Expat Women In Canada

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 … Read more

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

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 … Read more

Expat Family Friendly Things To Do In Canada

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 … Read more

Why Moving To Canada Will (Probably) Make You Happier

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 … Read more

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

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 … Read more

5 Things You Should Know Before Moving To Canada

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 … Read more

5 Good Reasons You Should Move To Canada (And 1 Reason You Shouldn’t!)

Canada offers the best of both worlds with its serene natural beauty and modern cities. It has always welcomed expats with lucrative career opportunities and a high quality of life. The country’s large multicultural population also makes it easy for expats to adjust to life in a new place. People move to Canada for many … Read more

5 Experiences You Must Try As An Expat In Canada

Canada is a country of great natural beauty and it offers much variety to those who wish to explore the land. Here are five uniquely Canadian experiences that every expat must have. Catch the Northern Lights The Aurora Borealis is nature’s very own light show in the sky. It is a natural phenomenon that occurs … Read more

Five Recommended Expat Blogs – Canada

At Expat Focus, we like to keep an eye on the blogosphere and see who’s sharing interesting, up to date content about expatriate life around the world. In our internet travels, we come across blogs we’d like to recommend as excellent reads for anyone considering expat life. Today we’re focusing on Canada; here are five … Read more

Living as an Expat in the Northern Climes of Canada

Since at least 2009, in which a survey sponsored by HSBC determined that “expats in Canada have the best quality of life” and “found it among the easiest places in the world to integrate with the local population,” the nation has been glowing with pride. Canada, which probably shouldn't be blamed for acting in its … Read more

Alone In Canada: Ten Tips For Survival

by Thelma O' Connor, Canada Wise Moving to Canada means leaving behind family, friends, familiar food, routines and your place in the community. In Canada, you have to start all over again, build a new life, make new friends and find your place in a new community. This is a challenge all newcomers face, but … Read more

Canada – Choosing Your Destination

by Thelma O' Connor, President of Canada Wise You’ve decided to move to Canada but before you go you must choose a destination in which to settle. Canada, with over 10 million square kilometers of territory, is the second largest country in the world, with many wonderful cities, towns and rural communities beckoning the newcomer. … Read more

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