Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Working in Aruba as a Manual Osteopath

Aruba (One Happy Island) is a beautiful, luxury Caribbean island of the Netherlands. It is a perfect place for manual osteopaths to work for those interested in an island lifestyle.

While Dutch & Papiamento are official languages, everyone speaks English and US dollar is the main currency used, even though Florin is the official currency. The island is small (32 km long, population 105,000) but millions of tourists visit it regularly and it is well developed, safe and clean.

Manual osteopaths interested to work in the Island should first secure employment in a medical clinic, spa, resort, hotel, rehab, physiotherapy or massage therapy clinic or a gym. With the employment offer they can obtain a work visa easily that can be renewed every year.

Those who work for 10 years can receive Aruba residency. They can then apply to the Netherlands for a Dutch passport issued in Europe. Those on work visa are permitted to purchase real estate. Foreigners, without work visa are permitted to open their own businesses in Aruba as well.

As Aruba has Netherlands tax system, it is not a tax heaven like some other Caribbean countries. The corporation tax rate is 25%. Employee tax rate is a progressive system with a maximum of 55% (cat 1) and 59% (cat 2) for incomes of $150,000 and over. There is no income tax for income of less than $10,000/yr.
The quality of lifestyle in Aruba is high. Food is amazing (some of the best restaurants in the Caribbean are in Aruba), beaches are perfect and the weather is 29 degrees year round as it is just 20 miles to Venezuela. Unlike some other islands, the real estate is not that expensive. A detached 3 bedroom house can be purchased for $350,000 walking distance from the beach. Wages are high, people are wealthy in general, most have private health insurance, and there is a chance for workers to become citizens of Aruba and then receive Dutch passport.

Aruba is one of my most favourite Caribbean destinations. 

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Happy New Year Wishes from Canadian MP

Many thanks to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister for Intergovernmental Affairs, Honorable Adam Vaughan (member of Canadian parliament) for wishing our students a happy new year! 

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Ontario Parliament to vote on World Osteopathy Day

I am happy to announce that in the Summer of 2018 a private bill will be presented to the Ontario Parliament to recognize June 22nd as the official World Osteopathy Day.

I have founded the World Osteopathy in 2012. I chose June 22nd because this is the day osteopathy was founded by Dr Still.

I designed the logo myself but Tanya Shirazi of the Marketing Needs made it look so beautiful. :) 

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Holiday Wishes from the Prime Minister of Canada and His Wife

I am delighted that Canadian prime minister, honourable Justin Trudeau, and his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau once again were so kind to send an email wishing us happy holidays.

Thank you Justin. Thank you Sophie. You made this Christmas so special! :)

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Christmas Card from Mayor Crombie

Mississauga Mayor, Honorable Bonnie Crombie was so kind to send our school this Christmas card wishes our students a merry Christmas. 

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Billionaire & wife found dead yesterday in North York

Barry Sherman,founder of Apotex Pharmaceutical and his wife were found dead yesterday at their home in North York.

Over 28 years ago I used to work for two summers at Apotex as a co-op student in their quality control lab.

I remember Barry driving a convertible Mazda Miata with "Apotex" as license plate in 1989. He was always so polite, saying hello to everyone and coming to work everyday.

When I used to work there, Apotex was a million dollar company with one location. Now they have many locations. He elevated it to a billion dollar company. His own wealth was $4.5 billions as of yesterday. Yet he still lived in his house in North York that he purchased for $400,000 in 1986.

Barry was the youngest engineering student at University of Toronto (he got in at the age of 16). After graduation he bought his uncle's lab and then sold a few years later and started Apotex in 1970s.

My deepest condolences to his family. 

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Where else in the world?

Where else in the world you can find a deer in your backyard while studying manual osteopathy?

Canada is so beautiful, so incredible, and so natural! It is the heaven on earth!

One of our students has sent us this photo, which is in the suburb of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.