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Learning foreign languages even more important for Brits following Brexit

November 23, 2016 Britain

British people should be encouraged more to improve their language skills as these are set to be more vital than ever if the UK is to remain outward looking and open for business in a post-Brexit world. A survey by the British Council, which represents British cultural issues abroad, found that the majority of those […]

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British expats looking to buy investment property thanks to falling currency

November 21, 2016 Britain

British expats are taking advantage of the fall in Sterling since the UK voted to leave the European Union and buying property back home as an investment, research suggests. One lender who specialises in mortgages for British expats has recorded an 80% increase in mortgage applications from people living abroad. They want to buy a […]

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Express entry changes announced in Canada in effect from this weekend

November 18, 2016 Canada

Changes to the Express Entry system in Canada will take effect from this weekend relating to job offers, points awarded and permanent residence applications. From 19 November the points awarded by the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for a job offer will change in three ways. Firstly points will be awarded for job offers of eligible […]

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More than a million international students now studying in the US

November 17, 2016 America

More international students than ever before are opting to study in the United States with their numbers reaching a million for the first time, new research shows. Overall, an increasing number of students are crossing the globe to gain practical, international experience that they can apply in their careers and life in a global society, […]

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New healthcare system will have separate hospitals and health centres for expats in Kuwait

November 16, 2016 Kuwait

Annual health insurance costs for expats in Kuwait look set to rise next year as part of new healthcare legislation, which will also see the creation of a system with separate hospitals for foreigners. In effect the Kuwaiti Government is separating the health care of expats from the national service and it will mean that […]

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Canada announces visa free travel for citizens of Romania and Bulgaria from next year

November 16, 2016 Canada

Visa requirements for Romanian and Bulgarian citizens arriving in Canada will be lifted from the beginning of December 2017, the Canadian Government has confirmed. However, from some people the need for a visa will be lifted from May next year. This applies to Romanian and Bulgarian citizens who have held a Canadian temporary resident visa […]

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Strong employment market provides more opportunities for jobs and careers in New Zealand

November 14, 2016 New Zealand

A strong and growing job market in New Zealand is creating more opportunities for employment and careers, according to new information released by the Government. New Zealand is popular with international skilled workers looking to emigrate and growing numbers are choosing to do so and the data from the latest Building Skilled and Safe Workplaces […]

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Global pay rises set to be higher on average in Asia Pacific

November 11, 2016 Asia

Expats looking for a decent pay rise might want to avoid the UK and can find higher salaries in the Asia Pacific region although globally wages are set to rise by 1.5%, new research shows. According to company predictions from around the globe, nominal wages will rise 5% on average in 2017, slightly up on […]

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Canada, New Zealand and Australia see spike in immigration queries from the US

November 10, 2016 Canada

Official immigration websites in Canada, Australia and New Zealand experienced a spike in users from the United States when it became clear that Donald Trump would be the next American President. It is thought that it was the result of a huge number of Americans not pleased at the prospect of continuing to work and […]

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UK expats set to mourn loss of their favourite British store amid closure announcement

November 9, 2016 United Kingdom

British expats are in mourning after upmarket British business Marks & Spencer announced it will close 100 stores worldwide. They will be unable to access their favourite clothes, shoes and homewares but are glad that some of the chain’s food outlets are likely to survive the cut backs allowing expats in cities like Paris to […]

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British Tier 2 visa changes come into effect towards the end of November

November 8, 2016 United Kingdom

Changes to the British visa programmes for skilled professionals looking to work in the country who are from outside the European Union come into effect later this month. The changes apply to all applications made for Tier 2 visas on or after 24 November and will apply to all certificates of sponsorship assigned on or […]

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Canadian officials issue final reminder about flight boarding document change

November 7, 2016 Canada

A final reminder has been issued by the Canadian Government that people travelling to the country must have the appropriate documents before getting on a flight as of 10 November. That is when the new Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) will be rigorously enforced as part of a policy to make sure that those who are […]

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Most US expats have moved with their family and half stay permanently

November 4, 2016 America

The majority of expats who move to the United States do so with their families with most working in the healthcare and information technology industries, new research shows. The country of origin with the most number of expats is the UK with 18.7% moving from there to the US, followed by the Philippines with 12.6%, […]

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