Expat Experiences in Canada

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When considering a move to a new city, there is nothing more useful than hearing real life stories and experiences from other expats who have lived there. We'd love to hear about your expat experiences. Please contact us if you live or have lived in Canada and would like to share your story.

Cyrus Janssen is an 11-year expat who spent 10 years in Asia before relocating to Vancouver in April 2017. He is a golf professional/sports marketing executive who enjoys international travel, language learning, and blogging about his journeys. Read his experience as an expat in Vancouver.

Cyrus - an American in Vancouver

Juliette Giannesini is a French expat living in Ottawa. Moving alone, she started teaching French as a second language and has now made a name for herself in freelance work. She still can't stand the winters though. Get to know more about her expat life in Ottawa.

Michele Vincenti is an Italian expat who moved to Vancouver with his wife and young child in 1995 in search of a better quality of life. Although he misses good Italian food, he enjoys life in Vancouver and runs his own business consulting firm. Read more about his expat life in Canada.

Michele Vincenti - An Italian expat living in Canada

Natalie Treasure is a British expat who moved to Ontario with her husband and two children for better opportunities for the family. Although she misses her family and friends back home, she is enjoying small-town life and feels safer than she was in London. Read about her expat experience in Canada.

Natalie Treasure - A British expat living in Canada

Aisha Ashraf is a British expat of Irish extraction living in Whitby, near Toronto. She and her husband have embraced the many adventures and challenges of life in Canada, and are loving the outdoor lifestyle, proximity to a world-class city and general safety. Get her detailed and interesting take on life in Canada here.

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Geraldine Eliot is an ex-South African living in Vancouver. She runs her own copywriting and editing company and teaches at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).  She is also a published poet, social media convert, and active blogger. Read about her experience of expat life in Vancouver here.


Claire Leek is a British expat who has settled on the outskirts of Vancouver. She still misses a few of Britain's bits and pieces, but is satisfied with the swing of the day-to-day in Canada. Read more about what she has to say about moving to Vancouver.

Claire Leek, A Brit living in Vancouver

Emmanuelle Archer is a French expat entrepreneur living in Vancouver. Seduced in '99 by a summer vacation, she's still in awe of her amazing new city. So much so in fact, she busies herself giving no-nonsense business tips and career-boosting advice for expats new to the area. Read about her expat experience.

Emmanuelle Archer, an French expat living in Vancouver

Melissa and her partner moved to Canada to pursue the rights they were denied in the States. Now settled in the Canadian countryside, she reflects on the trials and tribulations of expat life in New Brunswick.

photo of melissa, an american expt livign in canada

Francois Roux is an expat of French extraction now living in Vancouver. He has moved around a bit, and has lived in Australia and the US before settling down in Canada. He now advises other expats on moving to and getting the most out of Vancouver. Read his take on expat life in the city right here.



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