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.”
In each of the locations identified by The Canadian Expat, the plan is to build or acquire facilities that will provide services such as concierge services, meeting spaces, food and beverage outlets, and even hotels. These will be places where Canadians will be able to meet with potential clients, companies will be able to host clients in a truly Canada environment and all will use cutting edge Canadian built infrastructure and technology. “What we envision, are well equipped centers that can be rented by anyone wanting to promote Canadian products or services along with lounges that can be set up to provide sampling of those products.” Continued Allan.
Working with some of the worlds largest Canadian Chambers of Commerce and Business Councils and after consulting with its close partners at Canadian Embassies and Consulates, The Canadian Expat has determined that these are needed facilities and services. “These organizations around the world have identified needs and is many cases geographical locations for us to operate.”
The timeline for the opening of these facilities is still to come but The Canadian Expat says that we can expect to find the centres starting within the next few years.
The Canadian Expat believes that Canadians abroad represent an incredibly rich and valuable resource for Canada. Canadians living and working abroad are directly and indirectly responsible for billions of dollars in bilateral trade. They are exceptionally well educated, linguistically adept and culturally bilingual. They are cultural and economic ambassadors for Canada. The more we as a country engage them, the more Canada will prosper.
There are an estimated 2.8 million Canadians living and working outside of the country. To put that in perspective it would constitute the 4th largest province in Canada.