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Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act: New Court Ruling

On July 12, 2017, the Federal Court voided the revocation of 312 Canadian citizens who lost their citizenship without a hearing and without consideration of individual circumstances under the Harper era changes. The court ruled that while becoming a Canadian citizen is a privilege, once citizenship is granted the individual is entitled to all rights, benefits and privileges of citizenship, including due process of law.  

In May 2015 the Harper government enacted the “Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act” (SCCA), which gave immigration officials new powers to revoke someone’s citizenship if they believe that person lied or committed fraud on their citizenship application, and expedited the revocation process by removing their right to a hearing. Previously, the right to revoke citizenship was held by the Governor in Council. 

It is essential that Canadian citizens retain their rights as citizens whether they are born Canadians, or are granted citizenship later on; regardless of which political party is currently in power. Once citizens, their rights cannot be arbitrarily taken away without due process. If a court finds their citizenship was granted under fraud and citizenships is revoked, only then should they lose their right to due process. 

Learn More Here: Court Voids Canadian Citizenship Revocation 

Do you have questions about Canadian immigration? We Can Help

Evelyn Ackah is an immigration lawyer and expert who can review your particular case, and help you determine the best course of action. As the founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law, Evelyn Ackah helps you understand your rights and interpret and navigate Canadian immigration law. To find out more about how to apply for Canadian citizenship and how to move to Canada:

Contact Evelyn Ackah Today
(403) 452-9515 Ext. 107 or 1-800-932-1190
or email us directly

Evelyn Ackah, Immigration Lawyer | Discover Canada- How to Prepare for the Canada Citizenship Test Checklist

Canadian Citizenship Applications

The requirements to become a Canadian citizen are outlined by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). If you are between 14 and 64 years of age when you apply for citizenship, you must take the citizenship test. All the test questions are based on what’s in the Discover Canada guide. Applicants must study this guide in order to prepare for the test. The guide is available in both English and French. The time and place of the test is provided once the application is processed and you learn the results immediately after completing the test.

Passing the citizenship test is the final step to allow you to receive a ceremony date. You will take the Oath of Citizenship and become a full citizen at the Citizenship Ceremony. If you do not pass, you are able to take a second test at a later time.

As you might guess, there is a great deal involved, and it is always best that you speak with an immigration expert if you have concerns about your citizenship application in Canada.

How to Prepare for the Canada Citizenship Test – Free Checklist 

 

Evelyn Ackah Founder Ackah Immigration Law

Immigration Canada (IRCC) is using incomplete and incorrect medical inadmissibility data when denying hundreds of immigration applications each year, says a new report by Global News. Part of Canada’s immigration act tries to ensure immigration applicants to Canada do not cause “excessive demand” on publicly funded health and social service programs. According to the report:

In 2017, Immigration Canada set the limit for “excessive demand” at $6,655, the average annual health and social service spending per Canadian in 2016. If the costs of caring for a person’s condition are higher than this figure the applicant and all family members are denied permanent residency. 

Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah explains:

Our clients rely on Canada’s immigration system to be fair and transparent. Managing costs is an important factor the government considers when assessing immigration applicants. The government must know these costs when setting admissibility guidelines, and be clear and accurate when denying applications. Especially when families and children are involved, it’s vital that the correct information is given to the immigration officers who are evaluating the case.  

Learn more here: Report: Canada Uses Incomplete Data to Deny Immigrant Applications

“Immigration applications can be refused due to minor oversights and omissions that can delay or negatively impact your family reunifications plans. By not using an immigration lawyer you can be putting your family at risk. Hiring an immigration lawyer rather than attempting to navigate the Canadian immigration system on your own can save you time and money,” continues Evelyn Ackah.

Do you have questions about Canadian immigration? We Can Help

Evelyn Ackah is an immigration lawyer and expert who can review your particular case, and help you determine the best course of action. As the founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law, Evelyn Ackah helps you understand your rights and interpret and navigate Canadian immigration law. To find out more about how to apply for Canadian citizenship and how to move to Canada:

Contact Evelyn Ackah Today
(403) 452-9515 Ext. 107 or 1-800-932-1190
or email us directly

Ackah Law Immigration Compliance Audit Services

If you are selected for a Compliance Review, are you prepared?

Ackah Business Immigration Law can assist you to prepare for a Compliance Review/Inspection and ensure that your organization complies with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (LMIA) and the International Mobility Program (LMIA exempt) requirements – before you receive a call from the government – Be Prepared.

If your organization obtained an LMIA or employed workers through the International Mobility Program with an Offer of Employment on/or after December 31, 2013, Ackah Business Immigration Law can assist clients before a Compliance Review is initiated by:

  • Reviewing initial Offer of Employment/LMIA for compliance with Federal, Provincial and Territorial Employment and Recruitment legislation at the time the offer was sent
  • Assessing Offer of Employment/LMIA and comparing the terms to current Federal, Provincial and Territorial Employment and Recruitment legislation to ensure continued compliance
  • Reviewing the current position description and comparing it with the duties described in the initial Offer of Employment/LMIA as well as the actual current duties performed by the TFW to ensure compliance with ESDC
  • Providing a tracking document to assist you in maintaining information that ESDC will require in the event of a Compliance Review/Investigation
  • Providing a checklist of documents that are commonly requested during a Compliance Review
  • If there is a risk of non-compliance, we will provide suggestions for you to rectify
  • Reviewing the public domain to ensure your company’s digital presence reflects continued engagement in the business activities indicated in the Offer of Employment
  • Ensuring policies are implemented to ensure the conditions of the workplace are compliant with all standards (free from financial, sexual, physical and psychological abuse)

Learn more: Immigration Compliance Audit Services

Do you have questions about Canadian immigration? We Can Help

Evelyn Ackah is the founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. Whether business is done south of the border, across the “pond” or around the world, Evelyn Ackah employs her expertise to help clients achieve their desired business objectives. She develops and implements immigration strategies, provides advice on immigration matters related to employee mobility or relocation, and assists with global investment opportunities.

Contact Evelyn Ackah today at (403) 452-9515 Ext. 107 or 1-800-932-1190
or email Evelyn directly: contact@ackahlaw.com