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Property tax laws in Vancouver and why it is still a great place for investment

Last year July, due to a hot property market that showed no signs of calming down, the provincial government of the British Columbia, slapped a 15% property transfer tax on foreign investors.

Canada wipes Federal Skilled Worker Program backlog

Canada wipes Federal Skilled Worker Program backlog

Around 280,000 applicants to Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker Program are to have their fees refunded as part of a bid to create a fast and flexible immigration system.

Nova Scotia’s ship comes in with $35 billion shipbuilding programme

Nova Scotia’s ship comes in with $35 billion shipbuilding programme

The business community of Nova Scotia, Canada, is bracing itself for an influx of cash and people thanks to a $35-billion CAD Federal Government shipbuilding programme.

Canada listed top of property safe havens abroad

As UK investors turn away from traditional overseas property investment destinations such as Spain, France and the rest of the troubled Eurozone, a new list of favoured places to invest is emerging with Canada leading the way.

Capitalising on Canada - unique land investment opportunity

Canada’s sound fiscal situation, commodity wealth and solid economic performance make it one of the most promising places in the world to invest.

Canada tops expat ratings for ‘quality of life'

Canada has topped the expat ratings for ‘quality of life' experience according to the fourth annual NatWest International Personal Banking (IPB) Quality of Life Index.

South Koreans snap up Canada property

The number of South Koreans buying homes in Canada doubled between June and July this year, and when figures are released for the final quarter a similar increases are expected.

On the search for the 'Mr Right' of Canadian property

On the search for the 'Mr Right' of Canadian property

For more and more of us the search for the 'right' investment, the 'right' location and the 'right' property overseas are all important considerations and as the world becomes even more accessible the choices are seemingly endless. But how do you know when you've made the right choice?

Economic forecasts predict Canada will miss the recession

With the world bracing itself, as the global recession continues to bite with seemingly no sign of abating, Canadians it seems have been dealt a winning hand after an official think tank predicted that Canada will not follow suit.

Log cabins guaranteed to make your friends green with envy

Log cabins guaranteed to make your friends green with envy

With a greater emphasis than ever being placed on doing your bit for the environment, it’s not surprising many people are considering how eco friendly they are and what they can do to make improvements.

Land in Canada just the ticket for one shrewd Irish investor

With the once profitable Irish property market now in decline, James Whelan a plastering contractor originally from Tipperary took the shrewd move to invest in land classified for development in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Nova Scotia hails ‘new start’ for many miserable Brits

Nova Scotia hails ‘new start’ for many miserable Brits

It is not new news that the general mood in Britain is down. Hiked fuel prices, the mortgage crisis, youth violence and the general credit crunch are all to blame, and often highlighted so in the media.

International investors will drive British Columbia market for years

International investors will drive British Columbia market for years

Vancouver and the province of British Columbia, Canada, have the economic indicators, quality of life, and regulatory provisions in place to provide property investors with a safer environment for their money.

Model start to 2008 for Canada’s property market

Model start to 2008 for Canada’s property market

So far 2008 has been very kind to Canada’s property market. A Place in the Sun Live recently reported that Canada had recorded the biggest jump in its league table for most popular overseas property destinations, moving up seven places on last year to ninth spot this year.

The new first class four season resort is at last revealed

Knight Frank and Erna Low Property are delighted to announce that they have been appointed the joint agents for the UK and Ireland for the $1 billion four-season Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia, Canada.