Frequently Asked Questions About Canada Immigration | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

Evelyn Ackah | Calgary Immigration LawyerI am Evelyn Ackah, founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. Our team at Ackah Law specializes in immigration law and helping clients move to Canada and the United States.

Applying for immigration can be very overwhelming and confusing. We want to ensure your success, and save you time.

We want to give you as much information as possible so when you contact one of our client intake specialists you can provide us with the information we need to evaluate your particular immigration case and needs. We will follow your case from beginning to end until you’re immigration application is approved.

We hope you choose to work with Ackah Law. Here are some frequently asked questions about Canada immigration that our immigration specialists and lawyers have received.

Frequently asked questions about Ackah Law Immigration Services for Canada and US:

How Much Do You Charge for Immigration Legal Services?

 

Where is Ackah Law Located? 

 

Do I Need a Lawyer to Prepare My Immigration Application?

 

Does Ackah Law Help People Find Jobs in Canada or the US? 

 

Can You Help People Who Want to Go to School in Canada?

 

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Evelyn Ackah is a US and Canada 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.

We provide expertise in all areas of immigration law ranging from corporate immigration to personal and family immigration matters. We provide comprehensive immigration services to clients around the world representing corporations, institutions, not for profit organizations and individual clients. As your immigration lawyers and paralegals, we provide you with timely and strategic advice relating to the constantly changing immigration laws and regulations.

Contact Ackah Business Immigration Law

Calgary: (403) 452‑9515     Vancouver: (604) 985‑9512     Toronto: (416) 643‑7177

North America: 1 (800) 932-1190

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Canadians who smoke legal marijuana can be permanently banned from the U.S. | Evelyn Ackah | Calgary Immigration Lawyer | Ackah Business Immigration Law

Buying recreational marijuana will become legal in Canada in 2018. It varies from state to state in the US whether it is legal to buy marijuana for recreation or medical purposes, and while state laws are rapidly changing federal laws still make it illegal to buy and use marijuana in the United States. Several US-Canada states allow the legal sale of marijuana under specific conditions, including border state Washington. Legally buying marijuana in Canada can result in a lifetime ban on entering the United States.

Non-Americans using a credit card to purchase marijuana and other online financial data is not protected under United States privacy laws and may be available to US immigration officials. Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah explains,

It can be a catch-22: if a Canadian crossing the US border lies about legally using marijuana in Canada – even for medical reasons – they can be banned from entering the United States for lying to immigration officials.

Immigration lawyers advise Canadians to never lie at the border crossing, but instead to refuse to answer the question about marijuana use. In that case, you will be denied admission to the United States on that occasion, but will not be banned for life.

Learn More: Canadians Who Legally Buy Marijuana in Canada May be Denied Entry to the US

Inadmissibility to Canada

If you are permanently banned from entering the United States for your legal Canadian purchase and use of marijuana, you can appeal the decision. Ackah Business Immigration Law provides comprehensive expertise in all areas of Canadian and United States immigration law. Our innovative legal practice combines professional knowledge, personal attention, and supportive advice. With knowledge and expertise, we navigate complex US immigration rules and regulations to solve problems and remove obstacles, before you get to the border.

Book a Consultation Today Evelyn Ackah Immigration Lawyer

Do you have questions about Canada immigration?
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Evelyn Ackah is a US and Canada 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.

We provide expertise in all areas of immigration law ranging from corporate immigration to personal and family immigration matters. We provide comprehensive immigration services to clients around the world representing corporations, institutions, not for profit organizations and individual clients. As your immigration lawyers and paralegals, we provide you with timely and strategic advice relating to the constantly changing immigration laws and regulations.

Contact Ackah Business Immigration Law

Calgary: (403) 452‑9515     Vancouver: (604) 985‑9512     Toronto: (416) 643‑7177

North America: 1 (800) 932-1190

contact@ackahlaw.com 

Changes to Canada's Immigration Medical Inadmissibility Rules | Evelyn Ackah | Calgary Immigration Lawyer

The Canadian government has announced major changes to Canada’s immigration medical inadmissibility rules for people with disabilities, effective immediately. In December 2017 the government promised to make changes to the medical inadmissibility laws that were seen as discriminatory and inconsistently applied. Currently, foreign nationals are deemed medically inadmissible to Canada on health grounds if their condition is expected to cause excessive demand on health or social services over a period of five consecutive years.

On April 16, 2018, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen announced IRCC medical inadmissibility changes that take effect immediately:

The changes we are announcing today are a major step forward in ensuring our immigration system is more inclusive of persons with disabilities, and reflects the values of Canadians.

–  The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Canada’s new medical inadmissibility rules include:

  • children with intellectual disabilities such as autism or Down syndrome will no longer be denied due to special education needs and other social service spending that could be required once they arrive in Canada
  • increasing 3 times the cost threshold used to deny applicants whose medical conditions could result in health-care costs once they arrive in Canada from the current $6,655 to $20,000

Learn More: Canada’s New Medical Inadmissibility Rules 

Book a Consultation Today Evelyn Ackah Immigration Lawyer

Do you have questions about moving to Canada?
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Evelyn Ackah is a US and Canada 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.

We provide expertise in all areas of immigration law ranging from corporate immigration to personal and family immigration matters. We provide comprehensive immigration services to clients around the world representing corporations, institutions, not for profit organizations and individual clients. As your immigration lawyers and paralegals, we provide you with timely and strategic advice relating to the constantly changing immigration laws and regulations.

Contact Ackah Business Immigration Law

Calgary: (403) 452‑9515     Vancouver: (604) 985‑9512     Toronto: (416) 643‑7177

North America: 1 (800) 932-1190

contact@ackahlaw.com