Giving Employees an International Assignment: Cultural Opportunity or HR Nightmare?

New Trowbridge Logo 2015It sounds like an exciting proposition…offering your employees the opportunity to move abroad. And easy too. Isn’t that what every employee is hoping for? The perception is that everyone would like the opportunity to travel and live in new locales and have their job waiting for them to do it.

However, it may be more difficult than you think. Not everyone is interested, and the ones that are, need to be the ‘right’ ones.

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CBC Dubai announces new Executive Director

cbc dubai logoThe Canadian Expat would like to extend a warm welcome to Beth Hirshfeld, the new Executive Director of the CBC-Dubai (Canadian Business Council of Dubai and the Northern Emirates).

The CBC has been representing Canadian businesses and Canadian business interests in Dubai and Northern Emirates since 1993. Beth replaces Anne Marie Queitsch, who led the CBC for almost 2 years, developing a great slate of member events, and facilitating numerous fruitful connections amongst members.

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The Importance of Networking in Fulfilling Toronto’s Talent Needs

Toronto Homecoming smallTalent professionals from different industry sectors met in Toronto to discuss the challenges of bringing talented Canadian professionals, who are working abroad, back home to pursue their careers. They agreed that it is more efficient and productive for companies and candidates to meet in focused networking events like Toronto Homecoming. 

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Toronto Homecoming Lures Expats Back

Toronto Homecoming
Toronto Homecoming, an exclusive networking event, connects Canadians and those with ties to Canada who are working abroad with career opportunities
in the Toronto region.

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Toronto Startups Partner With Toronto Homecoming to Recruit Expat Canadians Back Home

Toronto Homecoming smallTORONTO, ON- A group of rapidly expanding Toronto startups is joining forces with Toronto Homecoming, an event that showcases career opportunities to Canadians currently living outside of Canada, to launch a new startup stream. Bionym, along with other partners such as Wattpad, Freshbooks, Shopify, and InteraXon, aims to show that a strong career move for Canadians living abroad is to join a high-potential, growing company in Toronto's thriving technology startup ecosystem.

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Why Invest Internationally?

Why Invest Internationally?

By Matthew Carvalho, CFA, CFP
Chief Investment Officer, Cardinal Point Capital Management

Diversification is the most important concept in investing, but also perhaps the least exciting. If anyone knew for sure exactly which one company or country would have the highest return in the coming year, there would be no reason to hold anything else. But while being able to predict markets with any certainty sounds great in theory, in practice nobody has been able to consistently outsmart the market. So what do you do if you can’t know for sure if Pepsi or Coke, or the US or Canada will be the best performer in the coming year? You diversify. This is especially important when it comes to financial planning.

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What the diplomatic clash between Canada and Saudi Arabia means to Canadian Expats

What the diplomatic clash between Canada and Saudi Arabia means to Canadian Expats

Late last week, in retaliation for comments made through Twitter on August 3rd by Global Affairs Canada urging the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to release women’s rights activists, Saudi Arabia expelled Canada’s Ambassador Dennis Horak and pulled their own ambassador from Canada.  Saudi Arabia has more recently said that it will be pulling Saudi students from Canadian University and Colleges.

 

 

 

 

The question however remains- What does this mean for Canadian Expats living in Saudi Arabia?

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Canada defiant after Saudi Arabia freezes new trade over human rights call

Canada defiant after Saudi Arabia freezes new trade over human rights call

2018 08 06 SmallBy Aziz El Yaakoubi and David Ljunggren

RIYADH/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada on Monday refused to back down in its defense of human rights after Saudi Arabia froze new trade and investment and expelled the Canadian ambassador in retaliation for Ottawa's call to free arrested Saudi civil society activists.

In her first public response to Saudi Arabia's actions, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said, "Canada will always stand up for human rights in Canada and around the world, and women's rights are human rights."

Riyadh on Sunday recalled its ambassador from Canada and gave the Canadian ambassador 24 hours to leave. The Saudi government also banned new trade with Canada, although it was unclear if it would affect existing annual Saudi-Canadian trade of nearly $4 billion and a $13 billion defense contract.

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Saudi Arabia freezes new trade with Canada for urging activists' release

Saudi Arabia freezes new trade with Canada for urging activists' release


Riyadh SmallBy nayera abdallah and David Ljunggren

CAIRO/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will suspend new trade and investment with Canada after that country's foreign ministry urged Riyadh to release arrested civil rights activists, it said in a statement released to the official Saudi Press Agency on Sunday.

It also gave the Canadian ambassador 24 hours to leave the country and recalled its own ambassador to Canada, the statement by the Saudi foreign ministry said, adding it retained "its rights to take further action."

The Saudi ministry had been briefed that the Canadian foreign ministry and the Canadian embassy urged the Saudi authorities to "immediately release" civil rights activists, the statement said.

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