Planet Canada How Our Expats Are Shaping the Future by John Stackhouse

Planet Canada How Our Expats Are Shaping the Future by John Stackhouse

Review by Nadia Yangin for the Canadian Expat

            The values that shape our hockey-loving, Timbit-eating home and native land are the same values that our country’s expats pack with them on their journeys throughout the world.  In Planet Canada How Our Expats Are Shaping the Future, John Stackhouse brings us on a journey to hear the stories of our country’s expat innovators, change-makers, and quiet citizens who together, yet far apart, are united in the Canadian spirit and exude the globally-admired Canadian quiet confidence.  The Canadian diaspora, as unique as its immigrants, is out there in every corner of the world, yet, you might not be able to find them.  As Stackhouse points out, Canada is sorely lacking in its engagement with its expat community.  With so many Canadians out in the world and most more than willing to give back to their country, Canada needs to connect with, support, and encourage global Canadians to represent Canada on the ever-growing world stage.

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Trudeau Calls Canadians to Come Home. What does this mean for Expats?

Trudeau Calls Canadians to Come Home.  What does this mean for Expats?

TrudeauOn March 16th, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement from the steps of the home that he and his family are quarantined in, that “Canadians should come home.”  The question on the mind of many Canadian Expats was, “Is he referring to Canadians who are traveling, or is he referring to Canadian Expats?” . This statement was given shortly after announcing that the border is being shut to non-Canadian or non-Permanent Residents of Canada.  There are a few exceptions to this rule. 

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Should I Register with Global Affairs Canada?

Should I Register with Global Affairs Canada?

GlobeThe Coronavirus, hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, floods, volcanoes, and riots. These are just a few of the natural disasters and emergencies that have triggered global affairs Canada to reach out to Canadians living abroad. It's a great system that, albeit not flawless, the Canadian government, regardless of who is in parliament, has he used in the past. However, it has one major flaw.  Well, maybe not a flaw, but certainly a limitation and it's this, it only works if Canadians register. You can register before you go abroad or after you set up, but it's free both in terms of cost and risk.

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Expats Are Now Welcome to Travel to Saudi Arabia

Expats Are Now Welcome to Travel to Saudi Arabia

Arabian HorsesFor the first time, Saudi Arabia is opening its doors to tourists from around the world for the first time.  There will definitely be a requirement for visas, to be announced on September 27th, but regardless, this is a great move by the kingdom to become more open.

There are hundreds of thousands of Canadian Expats that work not only in the Middle East, but in neighbouring regions that would jump at the opportunity to travel to Saudi Arabia in order to take in some of the amazing sights and sounds of this culturally rich and geographically diverse country.

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A Canadian Expat’s Guide to Essential Canadian Products

A Canadian Expat’s Guide to Essential Canadian Products

It's one thing to go on a vacation outside of Canada, and a completely different one to shift your home base to a foreign country for a considerable amount of time. As an expat, homesickness is something that comes as part of the job. Traveling and living across the world means that visits back home are limited, and at times, people are unable to do that for years at end.

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Three benefits to online learning

 

Three benefits to online learning

Not completely convinced that enrolling in online courses is the right move for you?

Here are 3 big benefits of online learning:

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Trailblazer? You bet she is

Trailblazer? You bet she is

AU MBA alumni Denise Pothier officially became one of Canada’s most powerful women after receiving WXN’s Top 100™ Award November 2018.

“It’s not like you decide one day over breakfast that you’re going to be a champion, trendsetter, or trailblazer,” explains Denise Pothier, vice-president Practice Services and vice-president Indigenous Relations at Stantec Consulting Ltd., in response to winning one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Awards from Women’s Executive Network (WXN).

Pothier loved school. She was great at math and solving problems, but it wasn’t until Grade 11 that she ever considered engineering as a career choice.

During a routine parent-teacher meeting, Philippe Doucet, her Gr. 11 chemistry teacher, asked Pothier’s mother what Denise’s career plans were. Pothier had considered many things, but never engineering. Mr. Doucet strongly suggested that she did.

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Microgaming and the Art of Giving

Microgaming and the Art of Giving

An essential aspect of any successful business is giving back to the community, achieved in numerous ways. A current case was that of the company Microgaming and their support towards victims of sexual violence.

Microgaming is an award-winning company that started in 1994 and is amongst the leading software developers of online casino games. Majority of the top online casinos today use games developed by Microgaming including the ever-famous progressive slots that can lead to some life-changing wins. When ranking the best Microgaming based sites, high-rated functionality is something that is always evident in all of them. Factors such as banking and software get equal importance that makes playing on these online casinos enjoyable, safe, and profitable.

The Microgaming Health and Care Trust is an initiative by the company to provide people in need with the best support possible. The aim is not just to provide financial support, but also to help individuals and organisations with training. This results in confident and skilful members of the society. The Trust has been involved with charities across the board providing backing and attention as needed. 

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Why Africa is an Underrated Destination for Expats

Why Africa is an Underrated Destination for Expats

When we think of expat destinations, Asian and European countries are perhaps the ones that most frequently come to mind. However, Africa has plenty to offer if you’re not above giving up the comforts of a large expat community. A growing number of people have recognized the opportunities that abound in the newly-revitalized continent, and while few expats have made their lives in Africa, generally speaking, it’s likely to enter more and more conversations in the coming years.

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Canadian International School Bangalore, Ranked Among India's Top 3 International Schools

Canadian International School Bangalore, Ranked Among India's Top 3 International Schools

Canadian International School in Bangalore India has been ranked as one of India's Top 3 International Schools by The Education World's India School Rankings 2018-19. A survey conducted in collaboration with Centre for Forecasting & Research (C fore), interviewed 12,214 people, including teachers, students, parents, principals, and educationists from 27 cities to rate the country's top 1,000 schools in 13 categories.

"It is truly an honor to be recognized as one of India's Top 3 International Schools. It is an affirmation to all that we try to do our best each and every day for our students and families," said Mr. Ted Mockrish Ed.D, Head of School. "Educators often go as unsung heroes in children's lives, so it is really great to have this recognition for our teachers and support staff who make our school what it is. Well done CIS faculty and staff," added Mr. Mockrish.

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