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Start-up visa for entrepreneurs proving popular in Canada

May 11, 2016 Canada

More entrepreneurs from overseas are coming to Canada through the country’s start-up visa programme, the latest immigration figures show. As a result the benefits are spreading growth and opportunity to middle class families across the country, according to officials. At the beginning of May 2016 some 51 entrepreneurs had become permanent residents of Canada through […]

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South Americans increase their interest in moving to Florida

May 9, 2016 America

People from South America are increasingly looking to buy property in Florida, with Miami the most popular place with many deciding to move to the city. Colombia has now led the online rankings compiled by the Miami Association of Realtors for three months in a row with Venezuela and Brazil in second and third place. […]

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Auckland seeing strongest job opportunities in New Zealand

April 19, 2016 Jobs

There are good opportunities for jobs in Auckland, New Zealand, at the moment with the latest data showing strong possibilities in design, architecture, construction and real estate. The city is descried as having a jobseekers market by online employment marketplace SEEK, with its latest report showing that new job ads are 9.3% up year on […]

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Expat rent surcharge will push up the price of renting in Abu Dhabi

April 15, 2016 Middle East

Expats in the Gulf state of Abu Dhabi facing having to pay a 3% surcharge on rental property with the introduction of a new municipality contract fee. Officials said that the new charge will be collected with monthly electricity and water bills, and will add about Dh5,000 to the cost of renting an average two […]

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Changes for low skill visas introduced in New Zealand

April 13, 2016 Jobs

People from abroad who are not highly skilled professionals may find it harder to get a job in New Zealand due to changes in work visa rules. Employers will now have to make lower skilled employment opportunities available to New Zealanders before supporting a work visa to fill the vacancy. The changes mean that employers […]

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Saudi Arabia plans to introduce a US style green card system for expat workers

April 12, 2016 Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is set to introduce a permanent residency card system for expats, similar to the green card in the United States. Officials say that it will be a vast improvement on the sponsorship system currently in place and mean that expats will have the same benefits and services as Saudi citizens including when it […]

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New York and Paris top for British travellers

April 4, 2016 America

Would be expats often fall in love with a country or location when they go on holiday and it seems that New York and Paris are the top favourites for visitors from the UK. Travellers from the UK were most likely to jet off to New York, followed by Paris, with Amsterdam, Dublin, Rome, Barcelona, […]

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Cities index reveals costliest places for living and working

April 1, 2016 City Guides

When companies post expats overseas they often take a variety of costs into account and now new research suggests it is more costly to set them up in London than anywhere else in the world. Multinationals have costs associated with setting up an office but also many expats have accommodation packages too and both such […]

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New report gives insight into tax costs for expats investing in real estate

March 29, 2016 property

Expats investing in property around the world need to consider real estate taxes as well as currency exchange and the shifting fiscal environment, according to a new report. It analyses the costs for foreign individuals buying a property in 15 key cities around the world as well as the holding and selling costs over a […]

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New visa and nationality fees now in place for UK

March 28, 2016 United Kingdom

New fees for visas and immigration and nationality applications in the UK are now in force with a maximum amount set for the next four years. Visas linked most closely to economic growth, such as those offered to workers and students, have increased by 2% and a 2% increase also affects all visitor visas. There […]

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Dream of retirement abroad blunted by financial worries for expat Brits

March 23, 2016 Retiring

The clichè of older British expats retiring to warmer countries and living the lifestyle of their dreams may be changing with new research revealing how many actually end up returning. It is still true that those who retire abroad want better weather with 93% seeking warmer climes and some 99% seek financial security, research suggests […]

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Being bilingual changes the way the brain works, expert reveals

March 22, 2016 English as a Second Language

Expat parents can often be amazed how quickly their children pick up a second language and confused when they frequently switch from one to the other with apparent easy. But they should not be surprised, according to one of the leading experts on bilingualism, who says that people who are bilingual use and learn language […]

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US announces pilot to streamline certain worker visas schemes and cut costs

March 8, 2016 America

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the United States has announced a pilot scheme for businesses seeking to hire certain workers from overseas through employment based visas. The Known Employer pilot will effectively modify the process US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) uses to reviews an employerís eligibility to sponsor individuals under certain employment […]

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