Canada Working Holiday Visa | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

International Experience Canada (IEC) is a program that allows young adults an opportunity to temporarily work in Canada, typically 12-24 months. 33 countries have an agreement with Canada for IEC temporary work permits for people 18 – 35 years old.

Irish working holiday permits for young adults to work in Canada opened November 3, 2017. Ireland is one of 33 countries that has a reciprocal agreement to allow young people to live and work in Canada under the IEC program. Irish candidates were given over permits 10,000 in 2017, and in 2018 are allotted 10,700: 7,700 for working holidays.

Ireland is one of the 33 countries that have a reciprocal agreement with Canada to allow young adults to live and work under the International Experience Canada (IEC) program:

  • Irish candidates were given over permits 10,000 in 2017, and in 2018 are allotted 10,700: 7,700 for working-holidays
  • 2,500 for “young professionals” who must have a job offer related to their qualifications before applying
  • 500 in the “international co-op” category for full-time students to take part in internships and work placement programmes

Working holiday and young professional visas are eligible for two years and an international co-op visa is valid for 12 months, but participants can apply for an additional two years on a second IEC visa, and can then stay in Canada for a total of three years.

Learn More: Canada Working Holiday Visa: Irish 2018 Work Permit Applications Open

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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 and your family at risk.

Contact Ackah Business Immigration Law
(403) 452-9515 Ext. 107 or 1-800-932-1190 or Contact@ackahlaw.com 

 

Visas for Filmmakers and Artists to Work in Canada | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

Presented at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2017:
BORDER PATROL by Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah, Ackah Business Immigration Law and Canadian Counsel for D’Alessio Law Group; with co-presenters Lorraine D’Alessio of D’Alessio Law Group and Elliott Anderson of Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA)

How to Navigate a Successful 
Cross-Border Co-Venture: Visas & Beyond

With NAFTA under negotiation, US and Canadian producers face new challenges. How do politics impact our industry, productions, and sustainability? This in-depth philosophical and practical session focuses on immigration law, freedom of movement, and the legal implications for co-ventures for US/Canada productions under the new US Administration. Border Patrol informs filmmakers how best to prepare their productions and team amidst political uncertainty.

Visas for Filmmakers and Artists:
Are you an entertainer, musician, filmmaker or artist who has questions about working in Canada? We Can Help

Evelyn Ackah is a Canada business immigration law expert and founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. Business immigration law focuses on helping people move into new opportunities — both personally and professionally. Ackah Immigration Law helps you to navigate the complex maze of rules and regulations involved with Canadian, U.S. and International immigration law with confidence. Headquartered in Calgary and with offices in Vancouver and Toronto, Ackah Business Immigration Law provides legal immigration advice for those looking to move for work, education or personal reasons.

Contact Ackah Business Immigration Law
(403) 452-9515 Ext. 107 or 1-800-932-1190 or contact@ackahlaw.com 

Canada Plans to Admit Nearly 1 Million Immigrants Over Next 3 Years | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

Canada announced a multi-year immigration goal to admit nearly 1 million immigrants by 2020. The government’s plan focuses on the successful integration of new immigrants and includes admitting nearly 300,000 immigrants in 2018. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen’s November 1, 2017, announcement said that by 2036 100% of Canada’s population growth will be as a result of immigration, versus currently at about 75%:

“Our government believes that newcomers play a vital role in our society,” Hussen said. “Five million Canadians are set to retire by 2035 and we have fewer people working to support seniors and retirees.”

Immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah believes welcoming qualifed immigrants will help build a stronger Canada:

Many talented, educated and creative people want to move to our country to work and start businesses that will improve our economy and create jobs. Canada’s emphasis on family reunification welcomes new immigrants with strong family ties who want to build their lives here. I support our government’s goals to welcome newcomers to Canada and provide them with the tools and resources to successfully integrate into their local community and their new lives as Canadians. 

Economic migrants will make up almost 60% new permanent residents admitted to Canada; most will immigrate through the Express Entry immigration system for skilled workers. Targets for the economic categories generally — as well as Express Entry specifically — will increase every year until 2020. Calling it “the most ambitious immigration levels in recent history,” the number of Canadian economic migrants, family reunifications and refugees will climb from 300,000 this year:

  • to 310,000 in 2018
  • to 330,000 in 2019
  • to 340,000 in 2020

Learn more: Canada Plans to Admit 1 Million Immigrants in Next 3 Years 

Do you want to move to Canada? 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 and your family at risk.

Contact Ackah Business Immigration Law
(403) 452-9515 Ext. 107 or 1-800-932-1190 or Contact@ackahlaw.com 

 

Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah Explains How Canada Express Entry Works

Canadian Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah Explains How Express Entry Works

Express Entry requires expert knowledge of immigration law, and the submission of precise information. Leave it to the legal experts at Ackah Business Immigration Law to determine your eligibility. Once we have assessed your eligibility, we will create a profile for you and submit it to Express Entry. You will receive points based on your profile. Once you receive your invitation to apply, you have 60 days to submit all your documents and information.

As part of our service, we will follow up on your application with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, and follow up with any of your queries along the way.

Learn more: Canadian Express Entry Permanent Residence Applications  

Do you have questions about moving to Canada? We Can Help

Evelyn Ackah is a Canada immigration law expert and founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. Immigration law focuses on helping people move into new opportunities — both personally and professionally. Ackah Immigration Law helps you to navigate the complex maze of rules and regulations involved with Canadian, U.S. and International immigration law with confidence. Headquartered in Calgary and with offices in Vancouver and Toronto, Ackah Business Immigration Law provides legal immigration advice for those looking to move for work, education or personal reasons.

Contact Ackah Business Immigration Law
(403) 452-9515 Ext. 107 or 1-800-932-1190 or contact@ackahlaw.com