Canada Immigration Lawyers and Information http://immigrationcanada.pro Fri, 18 May 2018 19:00:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Employee Spotlight: Heather Barber-Hardy, Ackah Law Articling Student http://immigrationcanada.pro/immigration-lawyer/employee-spotlight-heather-barber-hardy-ackah-law-articling-student/ http://immigrationcanada.pro/immigration-lawyer/employee-spotlight-heather-barber-hardy-ackah-law-articling-student/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 19:00:17 +0000 http://immigrationcanada.pro/?p=12600 Meet Ackah Law Articling Student Heather Barber-Hardy Heather Barber-Hardy attended law school at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom where she achieved a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours). Upon returning to Canada, she completed a Masters of Law, Common Law degree from the University of British Columbia. During her time at UBC,...

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Meet Ackah Law Articling Student Heather Barber-Hardy

Heather Barber-Hardy attended law school at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom where she achieved a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours). Upon returning to Canada, she completed a Masters of Law, Common Law degree from the University of British Columbia. During her time at UBC, Heather volunteered at the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program at their Immigration Clinic where she was able to work on a variety of immigration cases. She also volunteered with a nonprofit organization, Amici Curiae, where she assisted Temporary Foreign Workers with obtaining uncontested divorces at the BC Supreme Court. Heather also worked as a Research Assistant to the Dean of Peter A. Allard School of Law, Catherine Dauvergne on researching Article 1(F) Exclusion of refugee women in Canada and gendering of Islamophobia and the impact on women refugees. 

She was offered a full-time articling position with Ackah Business Immigration Law and will be called to the Alberta Bar in September 2018.

Q&A with Heather Barber-HardyAckah Law Articling Student

1. Why did you decide to practice immigration law?

Immigration law is constantly changing and evolving, which makes it very engaging to practice as you need to stay up to date on all of the new changes. I also enjoy making a difference in the lives of my clients and knowing that I am able to assist them with achieving their goals.

2. Why does someone need to hire an immigration lawyer?

Immigration law is one of the most complex and heavily regulated areas of law. While there may be quite a lot of information online about the immigration process, it requires someone with the expertise and understanding of all the rules and regulations to properly navigate the system and ensure a successful outcome. 

3. What do you see as the future of immigration law?

I believe that embracing immigration is the key to success of Canada as an economic and social world power. As a result, immigration law is going to become increasingly important in our society as Canada looks to bring in more skilled immigrants. 

Heather Barber-Hardy’s Key Professional Accomplishments

  • Masters of Law Common Law degree from the University of British Columbia 2017
  • LL.B (Honours with Distinction) from the University of Leicester, England 2016
  • Awarded “Judge of the Year” as a volunteer for internal mooting competition
  • B.A. in History from the University of Calgary 2014

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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 

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Tech Conferences Announce Move to Canada From US http://immigrationcanada.pro/immigrate/tech-conferences-announce-move-to-canada-from-us/ http://immigrationcanada.pro/immigrate/tech-conferences-announce-move-to-canada-from-us/#respond Wed, 16 May 2018 17:00:25 +0000 http://immigrationcanada.pro/?p=12595 Several top tech conferences have announced they will move to Canada from the U.S. in 2018 and 2019 due to Trump administration policies, including Collision, Creative Commons and RightsCon. Canada has been actively recruiting top tech talent. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, “I have to say, I’m not completely surprised. Toronto is a key global tech hub and an example of...

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Several top tech conferences have announced they will move to Canada from the U.S. in 2018 and 2019 due to Trump administration policies, including Collision, Creative Commons and RightsCon. Canada has been actively recruiting top tech talent. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, “I have to say, I’m not completely surprised. Toronto is a key global tech hub and an example of the diversity that is our strength.”

Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah says Canada is a desirable destination for tech immigrants:

Canada’s quality of life and values are very appealing to highly skilled immigrants and entrepreneurs who want to move to Canada. Our cost of living, education system and healthcare are excellent. Ackah Law helps skilled tech immigrants from around the globe who want to move to Canada to work or build their business and help build a stronger Canada. 

Canada’s Global Talent Stream provides innovative firms in Canada with a faster way to hire highly skilled foreign talent when Canadians or permanent residents are not available and helps approved companies recruit and hire the highly specialized and skilled global talent they need to expand by providing faster and more predictable application processing.

Learn more: Canada Attracts Tech Conferences Away From US

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Do you need help with Canada immigration?
We Can Help

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 

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Canada Border Crossing is Limiting Flagpoling by Residents http://immigrationcanada.pro/immigration-lawyer/canada-border-crossing-is-limiting-flagpoling-by-residents/ http://immigrationcanada.pro/immigration-lawyer/canada-border-crossing-is-limiting-flagpoling-by-residents/#respond Mon, 14 May 2018 19:00:01 +0000 http://immigrationcanada.pro/?p=12592 The Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) is limiting flagpoling land borders in Ontario and Quebec to only Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to manage the high volume and long waits due to flagpoling at certain land borders on the weekends. Flagpoling is not illegal; the word flagpoling refers to making a U-turn at the border entry flagpole. Canadian resident flagpole to...

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The Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) is limiting flagpoling land borders in Ontario and Quebec to only Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to manage the high volume and long waits due to flagpoling at certain land borders on the weekends. Flagpoling is not illegal; the word flagpoling refers to making a U-turn at the border entry flagpole.

Canadian resident flagpole to validate their Canadian immigration status is less than 30 minutes, versus the weeks or months required to schedule an appointment at an IRCC office or submit your application online. “Flagpoling” is the name used to describe when Canadian foreign national residents who need validate a Confirmation of Permanent Residence or a permanent resident visa exit Canada at a United States land border, then immediately turning around to re-enter Canada at the same land border where an officer will interview and grant them entry into Canada.

The Canadian Bar Association has officially protested that the CBSA Flagpoling Pilot Project and refusing to process applications of genuine temporary residents seeking entry is unlawful and called for its elimination.

To validate a Confirmation of Permanent Residence or a permanent resident visa

  1. Schedule your flagpoling trip only on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
  2. Schedule a day trip to the United States so you can apply for re-entry to Canada on any day of the week, at any time of day.
  3. Apply online or by mail for an appointment with Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada to have your visa validated, which IRCC advises could take longer than 2 months.
  4. Consult an immigration lawyer or expert if you feel your rights are being denied and you need assistance with immigration to Canada.

Learn more: Canada Border Agency Restricts Flagpoling for Canadian Residents 

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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 

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Beginning July 31 Canada Will Use Biometrics to Make Canadians Safer http://immigrationcanada.pro/immigrate/beginning-july-31-canada-will-use-biometrics-to-make-canadians-safer/ http://immigrationcanada.pro/immigrate/beginning-july-31-canada-will-use-biometrics-to-make-canadians-safer/#respond Wed, 09 May 2018 17:00:44 +0000 http://immigrationcanada.pro/?p=12585 Beginning July 31. 2018, Canada will require biometrics including fingerprints and a photo for most Canadian immigration applications beginning July 31 for people from Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and on December 31, 2018, for applicants from Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas. Biometrics are tools for the measurement of unique physical characteristics such as fingerprints...

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Beginning July 31. 2018, Canada will require biometrics including fingerprints and a photo for most Canadian immigration applications beginning July 31 for people from Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and on December 31, 2018, for applicants from Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas. Biometrics are tools for the measurement of unique physical characteristics such as fingerprints or eye scans and are globally recognized identification and security tools. Biometrics make travel to Canada easier and keep Canadians safer, says IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada).

According to immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah,

The Canadian government will be launching a new biometrics program which means that they will be collecting personal information fingerprints pictures and other identifiers for all applications for immigration going forward.  For study permits, visas and work permits they will be collecting them as a normal course. Once they do collect them, they’ll be valid for ten years so you won’t have to keep doing them every time you change your immigration category in Canada. 
This will be launching at the end of July and for those who are concerned about privacy this might be a good opportunity to call us and we can discuss what happens to your biometrics, how they’re stored and if you can be certain that they will be kept private by the Canadian government.

Biometrics are tools for the measurement of unique physical characteristics such as fingerprints or eye scans and are globally recognized identification and security tools. Canada has been collecting fingerprints since 1993 for refugee applicants for TRVs (Temporary Resident Visas.)

Watch: Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah discusses Canada’s new biometrics requirement for immigration applications: 

Learn more: How Canada Uses Biometrics to Make Canadians Safer

 

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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 

 

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FAQs About Canada Immigration http://immigrationcanada.pro/immigration-lawyer/faqs-about-canada-immigration/ http://immigrationcanada.pro/immigration-lawyer/faqs-about-canada-immigration/#respond Fri, 04 May 2018 15:00:37 +0000 http://immigrationcanada.pro/?p=12578 I 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...

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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. http://immigrationcanada.pro/immigrate/canadians-who-smoke-legal-marijuana-can-be-permanently-banned-from-the-u-s/ http://immigrationcanada.pro/immigrate/canadians-who-smoke-legal-marijuana-can-be-permanently-banned-from-the-u-s/#respond Tue, 01 May 2018 15:45:34 +0000 http://immigrationcanada.pro/?p=12572 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...

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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.

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Do you have questions about Canada immigration?
We Can Help

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 

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April 2018 Ackah Law Newsletter http://immigrationcanada.pro/ackah-law-newsletter/april-2018-ackah-law-newsletter/ http://immigrationcanada.pro/ackah-law-newsletter/april-2018-ackah-law-newsletter/#respond Fri, 27 Apr 2018 16:30:43 +0000 http://immigrationcanada.pro/?p=12569 24 April 2018  “Let spring 2018 be the season of change, make the decision to move to Canada or the United States now.” – Evelyn L. Ackah IRCC is no longer accepting new applications under the Farm Management Stream of the Self-Employed Person Program  Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program Introduces Formal Reconsideration Process  Uncommonly High Increase in...

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24 April 2018 

“Let spring 2018 be the season of change, make the decision to move to Canada or the United States now.”
– Evelyn L. Ackah

 

Updates To Canadian Immigration Law – Ackah Law April 2018 Newsletter

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Changes to Canada’s Immigration Medical Inadmissibility Rules http://immigrationcanada.pro/immigrate/changes-to-canadas-immigration-medical-inadmissibility-rules/ http://immigrationcanada.pro/immigrate/changes-to-canadas-immigration-medical-inadmissibility-rules/#respond Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:00:27 +0000 http://immigrationcanada.pro/?p=12564 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...

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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 

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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 

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Ending NAFTA Will Impact Canadian and American Immigration http://immigrationcanada.pro/immigrate/ending-nafta-will-impact-canadian-and-american-immigration/ http://immigrationcanada.pro/immigrate/ending-nafta-will-impact-canadian-and-american-immigration/#respond Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:00:27 +0000 http://immigrationcanada.pro/?p=12560 NAFTA provisions allow Canadians to work and invest in the United States. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has created benefits for US and Mexican citizens interested in entering Canada for business. US President Donald Trump continues to promise that the United States will pull out of NAFTA. Ending NAFTA will impact immigration provisions that allow...

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NAFTA provisions allow Canadians to work and invest in the United States. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has created benefits for US and Mexican citizens interested in entering Canada for business. US President Donald Trump continues to promise that the United States will pull out of NAFTA. Ending NAFTA will impact immigration provisions that allow Canadian professionals work in the United States and in TN status and investors from Canada to use an E visas. According to IRCC, if someone is entering Canada to work they must qualify under NAFTA, other FTAs or the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) if they don’t have a LMIA. Since 2007, 20,406 Canadians have received E-2 visas allowing them to invest in the U.S., creating thousands of American jobs in the process.

According to an article by Stuart Anderson, executive director of the National Foundation for American Policy:

“The TN visas allow U.S., Canadian and Mexican technology (and other) companies to benefit under NAFTA by the ability to transfer employees back and forth across the border,” notes Walker. “This improves productivity and encourages increased hiring of workers in America. By facilitating investment, the E visa helps create jobs in America. Both Canada and Mexico are major sources of foreign direct investment in the U.S.”

14 million American jobs depend on trade with Mexico and Canada, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. NAFTA  provides career opportunities for Americans to work in Canada.

The US is required to give six months notice before pulling out of NAFTA.

Learn more: Trump Ending NAFTA Will Impact Immigration

US Immigration – Cross-Border Applications

  1. How to get a Professional Work Permit for Canadian  Citizens – TN Visa
  2. How to get a Work Permit for Treaty Traders and Investors – E-1 and E-2 Visas
  3. How to get an Intracompany Transfer Work Permits – L-1A Visa
  4. How to Get a Specialty Knowledge Worker Permit – L-1B Visa

Recruiting and relocating international workers to the U.S. takes time and planning. Ackah Business Immigration Law will work closely with your business and human resources team to offer expert guidance throughout the entire process.

Do you have questions about Canada immigration?
We Can Help

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 

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Canada Tech Companies Experiencing Increase in US Applicants http://immigrationcanada.pro/immigrate/canada-tech-companies-experiencing-increase-in-us-applicants/ http://immigrationcanada.pro/immigrate/canada-tech-companies-experiencing-increase-in-us-applicants/#respond Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:30:05 +0000 http://immigrationcanada.pro/?p=12555 Canada tech companies have been actively recruiting tech immigrants to help build the Canadian economy and create jobs. ‘Recent changes to United States immigration policies have made Canada a very attractive option for high-tech immigrants. Many highly skilled and educated people who would have previously desired to move to Silicon Valley now see Canada as a desirable...

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Canada tech companies have been actively recruiting tech immigrants to help build the Canadian economy and create jobs.

‘Recent changes to United States immigration policies have made Canada a very attractive option for high-tech immigrants. Many highly skilled and educated people who would have previously desired to move to Silicon Valley now see Canada as a desirable destination,’ said Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah.

A study by tech company MaRS reports that 53% of surveyed tech companies in Toronto experienced increased interest from US applicants in 2017. 82% of the international applicants were from the US, reports Business Insider.

In recent months Canada’s immigration system IRCC has implemented the Global Skills Strategy to help Canadian employers get high skilled workers their businesses need. US  tightening of immigration rules at all levels including H-1B visas for technical workers has increased Canada’s attractiveness as a destination for tech firms and tech workers.

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Canada has strong job market and is actively seeking skilled foreign workers who can help build our economy and grow our nation. Many highly educated and trained immigrants move to Canada to become permanent residents in less than 6 months through our Express Entry system.

The US Department of Homeland Security is proposing rules changes to eliminate work permits for spouses of some US visa holders. Canada tech could get another boost if the United States rescinds work permits for spouses of H-1B visa holders, says immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah.

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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.

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