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Canada Introduces Gender-Neutral Passports

As of now, Canadians are now able to identify as gender neutral on their passports. This change comes after rights campaigners lobbied to get the option instated. Canada follows in the footsteps of numerous countries, including Australia, India and Germany who provide a third option. However, Canada is the first country in the Americas to allow residents to use an ‘X’ category, instead of the usual male and female.Canada’s Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen, realised a statement on the change, ““All Canadians ... Read more

The Best Countries for Graduates Seeking Work

Coming out of university can be terrifying and the dreaded job hunt does nothing for graduate’s self-esteem. Months can pass with constant rejections and feedback of ‘we went for somebody with more experience’. Many are left with little choice but to put their career dreams to the side for a time and take up roles as baristas and waitresses just to make ends meet. However, if you’re going to take a low-entry job or a role in hospitality, why not enrich ... Read more

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Canada?

Expats have commented that living in Canada has changed their lives. Modern cities separated by beautiful wilderness; it is the country that has it all. It is frequently in the top spots for ‘best expat country’ listicles and is championed for its quality of education, cost of living and job opportunities.The Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank, release their Global Prosperity Index annually. The survey ranks the most prosperous countries in the world. Many assume prosperity is used in reference to ... Read more

The 7 Greatest Train Journey’s in the World

Many associate train travel with discomfort, heat and the weekly commute. However, when it comes to seeing the world by train, there is an old-fashioned appeal that cannot be matched by flying or driving. More often than not, you get to clap your eyes on some of the most hidden locations in the world from the comfort of your carriage. Kenya: Jambo Kenya Deluxe The Nairobi to Mombasa line is one of earth’s greatest train journeys and the train many opt for is ... Read more

6 Unique Destinations for Daring Honeymooners

Over the years, certain locations in the world have fallen foul of the dreaded cliché honeymoon label. Paris, Hawaii and Venice are all beautiful destinations, but don’t you fancy something tailored to you as a couple? You’ve just married the love of your life and your post-wedding holiday spot should match up to this life-changing moment. If all goes to plan you won’t be doing this again. It's time to escape the cookie-cutter honeymoon ideal. Jerusalem, Israel Whatever your religious beliefs, there is a ... Read more

The Top 10 Most Prosperous Countries

The Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank, release their global Prosperity Index annually and the endless survey ranks the mos t prosperous countries in the world.Many assume prosperity is used in reference to the financial standing of a country and, while this is included, the Legatum Institute considers more factors in its ranking. The organisation compares 89 variables to distinguish the ranking, including traditional indicators such as per capita gross domestic products and the number of people in full-time work, to more ... Read more

Where Are Brits Moving To In 2016?

In a new global migration report, conducted by MoveHub, the UK had the highest rate of professionals leaving the country of the 30 destinations analysed. The report collated data from 180,000 pre-move inquiries and research revealed that three in ten Brits were leaving the UK in search for a better quality of life, and 54% were seeking sunnier climes.Australia is certainly the place for those in search of sunshine, with temperatures averaging 30 degrees in the summer months. 13% of Brits ... Read more

Danger Money: the world’s most dangerous cities for expats

Mercer’s Quality of Living survey has revealed that expats concerned for their personal safety should find solace in European countries such as Luxembourg, Switzerland and Austria.The survey, which is conducted annually, ranked 230 cities based on internal stability, crime levels, performance of local law enforcement and the home country’s relationships with other countries. With the purpose of the rankings to allow employers to compensate employees appropriately based on their city of work, it suggests that Baghdad, Damascus, Karachi and Nairobi may ... Read more

The Top Ten Destinations for British Expats

If all the immigrants arriving in Britain every day are to be believed then Brits have things pretty good.They live in a politically stable country which, despite its diminutive size, still holds sway on a global scale.London is one of the world’s great financial and cultural hubs, the quality of life is considered very high and they benefit from free healthcare in the form of the NHS and a high quality education system.Really, what’s not to like?Well a few things as ... Read more

1.4 Million Canadian Expats to Lose Voting Rights

There are an estimated 2.8 million Canadian expats living around the world. Now, roughly half of these individuals are to be banned from voting federally after a recent Court of Appeal decision.It is the latest episode in an ongoing saga which has seen the law swing first one way and then another for Canada’s many expats. In the recent past a constitutional challenge, approved by Superior Court Justice Michael Penny, allowed Canadian expats to vote once more on how Canada would ... Read more
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