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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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The Canadian Expat to Open Facilities Abroad

The Canadian Expat is proud to announce that it is in the first steps of securing a series of properties in strategic locations around the world. Los Angeles, New York, London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Dubai are in the crosshairs of the organization as it seeks to support Canadians and Canadian Entrepreneurs abroad. “These six cities are amongst the highest in terms of Canadian population.” Says Allan Nichols, president of the Canadian Expat. “Our goal is to support Canadians as they work to do what they do best, that is providing value back to Canada.”

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