Live abroad

Don’t let the details of visas, taxes, and making a living hold you back from experiencing living around the world.

Not ready to settle down? Here’s how to live as a digital nomad. You’re not going to be working from a hammock while making millions, but you’ll be experiencing real life in places around the world.

In love with a place? Learn how you can get residency and set up a home in another country.

Working under the table is not a long-term solution. Learn how to do things the legal way.

Ready to build your life in a new country? Learn how you can become a permanent resident and, eventually, a citizen. Make sure your retirement savings and investments will still serve you well.

Pathways to Canadian Citizenship

Will moving to Canada enable you to become a Canadian citizen one day? This flowchart provides a clear and simple overview of how different programs that allow you to move to Canada can eventually lead to citizenship....

Understanding the Express Entry process

Many people find themselves confused by the Express Entry process. This flowchart provides a quick overview so you can make sense of how it works. If you're living in Canada currently and applying through the Canadian Experience Class, you can apply for a bridging...

Moving to Canada: Jorge

We’ve written about our personal experience moving to Canada, but Canada has hundreds of thousands of immigrants who all have their own story to tell. We’re working on sharing the experiences of other people who’ve moved to Canada. Please leave a comment if you're...

Moving to Canada: Erick

We’ve written about our personal experience moving to Canada, but Canada has hundreds of thousands of immigrants who all have their own story to tell. We’re working on sharing the experiences of other people who’ve moved to Canada. Here's our first immigration...

Where can I get help moving to Canada?

The best forums, blogs, and settlement resources. While Canada has one of the most user-friendly visa and immigration programs, it's common for us to come across instructions or requirements that just don't make sense given our particular circumstances. Thankfully,...

A digital nomad’s guide to South London

South London rarely makes the itinerary of visitors. It’s very much worth your time to make a detour to these South London neighborhoods   Peckham When I told friends I was staying in Peckham, there were three responses: I’ve literally never heard of this supposed...

A remote workers guide to downtown Vancouver

My first trip to Vancouver was a bit of a whirlwind. I was there for -- believe it or not -- in-person all day meetings. I still managed to walk my feet off and explore downtown. But only downtown. For that reason, we’re going to pretend Mount Pleasant and all the...

The real trick to packing light

I used to have a stuffed closet. I actually had two closets. Packed to the gills. I had so so many pairs of jeans. A zillion tshirts. Formal dresses. Thrift store finds for any occasion, no matter how unlikely. Costumes from every costume party I’d ever attended (and...

How to win the US Green Card lottery

You’ve probably heard of the green card lottery, officially called the Diversity Visa Program(DV). Each year, the US invites 50k people from countries with low rates of immigration to the US to apply for permanent resident (PR) status. Each year’s green card lottery...

A tax guide for Americans in Canada

By now you know that the US retains the right to tax your worldwide income so long as you retain your US citizenship, regardless of residency. You also know Canada taxes your worldwide income if you live in Canada. That may leave you wondering how any American can...

A digital nomad’s guide to Istanbul

I expected to fall in love with Istanbul. I did not. I did have a really fun time, though. Where to explore Taking a boat on the Bosphorus is basically mandatory. There’s no need to pay for a touristy cruise when there are so many ferries. We spent a day in Büyükada...

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My first year in Canada

Today’s my Torontoversary! A year ago today I became a permanent resident of Canada. When we left Brooklyn for Toronto, there were certain things I knew I’d miss. Since we’d spent a good amount of time in Toronto before making it official (in fact, we had apartments...

7 AirBnB alternatives

We've all heard some AirBnB horror stories. Perhaps you've had one of your own. Staying in a home is so much more comfortable than a hotel, but no one wants to deal with a company that offers support only after you get on the nightly news (if then!). I've had AirBnB...

How to increase your Express Entry score

Want to get an Express Entry ITA? Here's what you need to know. There’s one Express Entry question we get all the time: How can I increase my CRS points? The comprehensive ranking system (CRS) is designed to quantify your skills, work experience, language ability,...

The digital nomad guide to Burlington, VT

Burlington is a university town and thoroughly charming 365 days a year. In the winter things are cold but cozy. In the summer there’s lots of biking and exploring along the water. The abundance of college kids ensure a plethora of bars and restaurants. The close...

How to survive a Canadian winter

People’s first response when they heard that I was moving to Canada was always “But it’s so cold!” While Canada is not the Arctic wasteland most people imagine it to be, it does get cold in the winter. If you’re coming from a place that doesn’t have real winters,...

The remote worker’s guide to Ottawa

I moved to Canada without having ever visited Ottawa. Clearly I needed to visit Ottawa as soon as possible. If you've heard Ottawa is boring, you're in for a pleasant surprise. Friends in Toronto suggested Ottawa didn't have a lot to offer, but there was more than...

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