Canadian Taxation and Investment Insights for Canadian Expats in the UAE

  • 06 March 2023
  • 07 March 2023
  • 2 sessions
  • 06 March 2023, 18:30 20:00 (UTC+04:00)
  • 07 March 2023, 18:30 20:00 (UTC+04:00)
  • CBC Office and Youtube


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The Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi in collaboration with Trowbridge Professional Corporation is organizing the annual Canadian Taxation and Investment Insights for Canadian Expats in the UAE.

Meet and Greet with the speakers:

06 March 2023, 6:30pm, CBC Office (limited space only)

Online presentations: 

07 March 2023, 6:30pm, Youtube 

Expert speakers will discuss the following topics:

  • Canadian residency for tax purposes - Canadian and Abu Dhabi filing requirements.
  • Tax planning for Canadian expatriates, either departing Canada or arriving in Abu Dhabi
  • Retirement planning - Ownership, sale and rental of property in Canada and Abu Dhabi
  • An update on how COVID-19 has impacted the Canadian tax landscape
  • Why investment in private businesses and private equity outperform other asset classes
  • Tax benefits of investing in Canadian Businesses as a non-resident and as a resident
  • How to participate in high-yielding investment opportunities in private businesses in Canada

    Your Questions Answered: Time has been reserved at the conclusion of the presentation for the speakers to answer your individual tax and investment questions.


    Wayne Bewick 
    Partner –Trowbridge Professional Corporation
    As an experienced Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Financial Planner and a U.S. Certified Public Accountant, Wayne leads the Private Client Division at Trowbridge and thrives on problem solving and making complex tax matters less daunting for his international clients. Having worked extensively in the U.K. and in Canada with travel to over 90 countries, Wayne joined Trowbridge Professional Corporation in 2002 with a vision to give the firm a global platform by educating and advising expatriates on their personal tax needs. Wayne is frequently sought out as a panelist and subject matter expert, presenting worldwide on tax compliancy issues and tax obligations for expats living and working abroad.

    Connect with Wayne:

    • Wayne Bewick, CPA CA, CFP, CPA (Illinois) 
    • Trowbridge Professional Corporation
    • Managing Director, Private Client Individual Tax Services
    Ara Sahakian, CPA, CA, ICD.D
    CEO, PE Gate

    Ara is an experienced investor and a private equity professional based in Toronto. He lived in Dubai between 2000-2016, where he helped establish the Transaction Services department at PwC. He then joined HSBC Private Equity as a Director and later established a Private Equity advisory business in Dubai. Ara moved back to Canada in 2016, where he established, a marketplace for private equity transactions where accredited investors can access investment opportunities. Ara was very involved with the Dubai Terry Fox Run, was a Board member of The Terry Fox Foundation for seven years and its Interim Executive Director for two years, to help navigate the Foundation through Covid19 and it's 40th anniversary. Ara enjoys working with and growing small businesses that make an impact in the community.

    Connect with Ara:



    • CBC members: FREE
    • Non-CBC members: AED 90.00