How H1-B Visa Holders Can Move to Canada | Evelyn Ackah | Ackah Business Immigration Law

Do you have a H-1B visa? Do you want to move to Canada? Express Entry is Canada’s skilled-worker immigration application system, launched in January 2015, to attract high-skilled foreign workers and former international students who want to live in Canada permanently and whose in-demand skills are needed by employers across the country. Canada Express Entry provides highly skilled H-1B…

Canada Temporary Resident Visa | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

Residents of certain countries to get a Canada temporary resident visa, or visitor visa,  if they plan to enter Canada as a temporary visitor, student or worker. A Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) is an official document issued by the Canadian government Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), but is not permission to work or study during a visit to Canada. Some temporary…

2018 is the right time to move to Canada, says immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah

Have you always wanted to move to Canada? 2018 is the right time for you to move to Canada!  Canada recently announced a multi-year immigration plan 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. Every year, thousands of people around…

2018 is a good time for Canadians who want to move to the US, says immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah

Have you always wanted to move to the United States? 2018 is a good time for Canadians who want to move to the US!  Thousands of people move to the United States every year to live, work, go to school or visit family. US immigration laws are complex and are constantly changing. Before you make your travel plans from Canada to…

Canada tech could get boost if US rescinds work permits for spouses of H-1B visa holders | Immigration expert Evelyn Ackah, founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law

The United States’ efforts to tighten 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. With a recent presidential order to Buy American and Hire American, high legal fees, far more applicants than available spots and a process that takes months highly trained foreign workers are…

It's Time to Change the Bureaucratic Maze | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

Canada immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah told CTV News she has seen life-altering application mistakes happen time and again, and that it’s time to change the bureaucratic maze. A Newfoundland woman said an error in paperwork prevents her family from immigrating to Canada and cost her thousands of dollars. Her family initially applied to immigrate in 2009, and a misunderstanding…

Canada Appeals to Tech Sector Immigrants | Evelyn Ackah | Ackah Business Immigration Law

The United States’ efforts to tighten immigration rules at all levels including H-1B visas for technical workers has increased Canada’s attractiveness as a destination for tech sector immigration. With a recent presidential order to Buy American and Hire American, high legal fees, far more applicants than available spots and a process that takes months highly trained foreign workers are looking for…

Canada Immigration Inadmissibility Law Services | Evelyn Ackah | Ackah Business Immigration Law

Canada Immigration (IRCC) does not allow some people to come to Canada. They are known as “inadmissible” under Canada’s immigration law. Immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah provides Canada immigration inadmissibility law services to assist people who IRCC has determined to be medically inadmissible or criminally inadmissible. There are many reasons you may not let into Canada, such as: you are…

Canada Medical Inadmissibility Immigration Guidelines to Change | Evelyn Ackah | Ackah Business Immigration Law

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen told the Canada House of Commons immigration committee Canada Immigration Medical Inadmissibility rules to ensure applicants do not cause “excessive demand” on publicly funded health and social service programs is an “important and sensitive” issue and said, “From a principled perspective, the current excessive demand provision policy simply does not align with our country’s values of inclusion…

Canada Travel Laws and Documentation Requirements | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Law

Effective March 2016, the Government of Canada travel laws (IRCC) require anyone traveling through Canada must apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly or transit through a Canadian airport; which costs $7 CAD. According to IRCC, most people need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization to travel to Canada; some may only need a valid passport….