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The work and school life balance-

how professional hockey player Carter Proft did it

By Joe Everson

More Carter Proft image smallthan five years after he began his first Athabasca University course and almost 8,000 km from where he completed most of his academic work, former Western Hockey League (WHL) scholar-athlete Carter Proft recently wrote the final examination of his final course in pursuit of a Bachelor of Commerce: Finance degree.

Proft played for three seasons in the WHL, mostly with the Spokane Chiefs after he was acquired from the Brandon Wheat Kings. He was a durable left-winger on the ice, playing in every regular-season game with the Chiefs during his final two seasons.

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How Canada's Youth Mobility Agreement With Portugal Can Impact Canadians Abroad

On May 3rd, Canada and Portugal signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will give young Canadians the opportunity to live and work in Portugal through the International Experience Canada Program.  On the surface, while perhaps interesting, this doesn't seem to be very applicable to Canadians living abroad, but we dig a little deeper and the implications are actually quite profound.

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Voting Rights to be Restored to Expats through Bill C-76

The Liberal Government has introduced Bill C-76 which, among many other amendments to the Canadian Election act, removes two limitations on voting by Canadians living abroad. It will now no longer be necessary to have been residing outside Canada for less than five consecutive years.  Nor, will it be required that to intend to return to Canada to resume residence in the future.  In other words, all Canadians living abroad will be able to vote once this bill has passed.

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Work and travel abroad with International Experience Canada

If you are a Canadian Youth or if you have a child that is a Canadian citizen aged 18-35,  even if you currently live abroad, International Experience Canada (IEC) offers you the opportunity to work and travel abroad. IEC provides you a path to a work permit or visa to work and explore in one of over 30 countries and territories.

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