Living Abroad

Information on everything you need to know to prepare to leave Canada to live in a foreign country. 

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Studying abroad

Information for anyone planning to study or pursue a research project in a foreign country.

Working abroad

Information for anyone planning to move to a foreign country to work and acquire new skills. 

Retiring abroad

Many Canadians choose to retire abroad. Make sure you have all the information you need before making your decision.

Coping with culture shock

Learn how to recognize and relieve the effects of culture shock when you are living or travelling abroad.

Travelling on business abroad

Your business trip abroad will be more enjoyable if you are familiar with the laws, culture and business practices of your destination country.

Volunteering abroad

Careful planning will ensure that your volunteer placement is safe and rewarding.

Elections (voting from abroad)

Everything you need to know to participate and vote in a Canadian election from outside the country.

Taxation for Canadians travelling, living or working outside of Canada

Learn about your obligations and how to pay your federal income tax while you are living outside Canada.

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Travel insurance

Important information on travel insurance and why you shouldn’t leave the country without it.

Registration of Canadians Abroad

A free service provided by Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada that keeps you connected to Canada in case of an emergency abroad or at home.

Stay connected

Stay connected to Canada wherever you are through our various smart travel tools and social network streams.

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