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A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian

~ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Effective June 19, 2017, Canada’s Bill C-6 has received Royal Assent and is now law. Bill C-6 is an amendment to Canada’s Citizenship Act that will benefit thousands of immigrants in Canada. The new law simplifies and streamlines the process for immigrants to become Canadian citizens and assures all Canadian citizens are treated equally.

As published in the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) announcementBill C-6 provisions that take effect immediately include:

  • All citizens will be treated equally, whether they are born in Canada or are immigrants who became Canadian citizens.
  • Dual citizens convicted of treason are treated like any other Canadian who breaks the law.
  • Makes the process for qualified immigrants to become Canadian citizens quicker and simpler.
  • Citizenship applicants are no longer required to intend to continue to live in Canada once granted citizenship.
  • The age minimum to apply for Canadian citizenship has been removed; minors are allowed to apply for citizenship via their legal custodian or the court system.

Other provisions of Bill C-6 take effect later in 2017 or in 2018.

Learn more here:  Bill C-6 Protecting Canadian Citizens Is Now Law 

Do you have questions about Canadian immigration? We Can Help

Evelyn Ackah is an immigration law 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. Ackah Business Immigration Law provides comprehensive expertise in all areas of Canadian and United States immigration law. We provide the highest quality of legal services to clients based in Calgary and around the world.

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: Documents needed to move to Canada

Basic Documents Required to Move to Canada

Before you can move to Canada, you must apply for permanent Canadian residency with the office of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. To enter Canada as either a visitor or to move to Canada temporarily or permanent, IRCC requires certain documents to cross the border, or you will not be allowed to enter. Plus, additional documents may be required depending on your unique case. If you are traveling with family members, each family member will also require their own documents.

Note: Carry all important documents with you: do NOT pack them in your luggage.

Download Our Free Checklist: Documents Required to Move To Canada 

Do You Have Questions About How to Move to Canada? We Can Help

Evelyn Ackah is an immigration lawyer who can review your particular case, and help you determine the documents required to move to Canada in your particular situation. 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.

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

Evelyn Ackah Calgary Immigration Lawyer explains The Global Talent Stream: Fast-Tracking the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

The Global Talent Stream launched June 12, 2017 by  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), which promises a 2-week fast-track for qualified applicants to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. The Global Talent Stream is key to the IRCC Global Skills Strategy which promotes global investment in Canada to support the Government of Canada’s Innovation Agenda which offers:

  • a two-week processing time for 80% of work permit applications
  • work permit exemptions for highly-skilled workers on short-term work assignments and for researchers involved in a short-duration research project in Canada
  • a dedicated service channel for companies looking to make large, job-creating investments in Canada

The Global Talent Stream initiative “actually helps create more Canadian jobs”

~Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

We Can Help

Evelyn Ackah is a Canada immigration law expert and founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. Immigration law is becoming more complex and challenging every day. Immigration applications can be refused due to minor oversights and omissions that can delay or negatively impact your business or your family reunifications plans. By not using a lawyer you can be putting your business at risk.

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

Restoration of Status: Immigration expert Evelyn Ackah, founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law

According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), travelers authorized to enter Canada can be admitted within three categories:

  1. visitors
  2. students
  3. workers

In all cases, they are considered “temporary residents”, and are given temporary resident status for a limited and fixed period of time. Failing to adhere to the original conditions of your status can make it impossible for you to apply for a renewal or extension. In some cases, there are ways of restoring your status.

Restoration of status: You may seek restoration within 90 days after your status as a visitor, student or worker has been lost, because you failed to comply with one or more of the following conditions: You remained in Canada longer than the period authorized for your stay (but not longer than 90 days).

~ IRCC

The first step towards restoration of status is often getting in touch with a legal expert who can review your particular case, and help you determine the best course of action.

Learn more here: Canada Immigration Law: Restoration of Status.

We Can Help

Evelyn Ackah is an immigration legal expert who can review your particular restoration of status 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.

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