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Recruitment firm Canstaff joins Expatland’s Auckland E-Team

Canstaff, a global specialist in construction and engineering recruitment, has joined Expatland’s Auckland E-Team in New Zealand.

With two decades of experience in international recruitment, and offices around the world, including United Kingdom, Philippines, New Zealand and Australia with expansion plans underway into North America. Canstaff finds roles for candidates that meet their skills and experience and propel their career ambitions. The company has vast experience in finding construction and engineering jobs for UK citizens moving to New Zealand or Australia, and for Australians and Kiwis looking for work globally.

Expatland is a resource that supports people all over the globe who are embarking on an expat journey. It is also an imaginary country populated by expats, making it the 5th largest country on the planet, inhabited by 244 million people and growing fast. Collectively these expats are known as the 3% changing the world.

Expatland began as a book, written in 2015 by John Marcarian. Through travelling extensively and working with expat clients in his role at CST Tax Advisors, John developed an ‘expat survival guide’, with advice, statistics and a step-by-step plan for smooth expat integration into a new City.

Auckland’s E-Team is a network of expat service providers brought together under the banner of Expatland to provide a proactive solution to the problems faced by ‘unsupported expats’ making a move to New Zealand’s largest City.

Each E-Team member also lends their specialist knowledge to writing chapters of an Auckland City guide version of Expatland, which is free-to-download and packed with locally-focused advice, tips and case studies

Expatland is quickly spreading across the world with E-Teams in Sydney, Melbourne, LA, London and Singapore in addition to Auckland, with more cities to follow.

John Marcarian, founder, Expatland says, “Canstaff’s representatives will be an excellent addition to our E-Teams, providing support to those seeking a new life in New Zealand who are looking for a professional role in the construction or engineering sectors.

“Canstaff’s experience in matching candidates to roles that reflect their experience and career ambitions is impressive. Its recruiters understand the daunting nature of deciding to live and work in a new country and they offer excellent consultancy. I have no doubt that they will provide a first-class service to expats seeking recruitment help from our E-Teams in Auckland.”

Matt Jones, Managing Director, Canstaff, comments: “Canstaff are proud to be part of a leading global network supporting expats with high quality advice and guidance.”

If you are interested in joining an E-Team in a City near you, get in touch with Expatland:

Auckland E-Team Information Session – Calling all Auckland Service Providers

Auckland E-Team Information Session


Are you passionate about growing your expat business and developing new sales channels? Do you want to be a part of a global network of professionals? Expatland is a new and exciting opportunity to access the expat market and work with like-minded businesses.

Interested in finding out more? Then come and meet Expatland’s founder John Marcarian. John, in conjuction with Jackson Russell Lawyers, will be conducting a seminar in Auckland to talk about Expatland and how you can be a member of the Expatland E-Team.

To register please click here : or email us at for more information.

Singapore Corporate Tax 101 for Expats

Are you looking to start a business in Singapore? Often been regarded as a gateway to Asia, Singapore is regarded as one of the easiest countries to do business in. This publication, written by Boon Tan, Managing Director of CST Tax Advisors Singapore explains the important tax issues you need to understand when planning or doing business in Singapore. Boon covers issues such as:

  • Tax Residency for Corporations
  • Corporate Tax and Rebates
  • Foreign Income
  • Annual Requirements

This publication is a must read for those who starting or planning to start a business.

Download the publication here.

Singapore’s Guide to Home Loans

Expatland is proud to publish our E-Team’s guide to property loans. Written by Tim Raes Director of Aussie Expat Home Loan, this document is an expat’s quick guide to Singapore’s property mortgages, refinancing and acquisition.

In this publication, Tim discusses issues such as:

  • Buying a Housing Development Board Property
  • Process for Loan Pre-Approval in Singapore
  • Should you buy a Property in Singapore
  • Mortgage Terms and Conditions
  • Effect of Foreign Exchange Movement on Loans

If you are considering purchasing a property or need assistance with financing – then this is the guide for you.

Download the publication here.