Living abroad

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

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)

How to participate and vote in a Canadian election from abroad

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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