Beginning July 31 Canada Will Use Biometrics to Make Canadians Safer | Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

Ending NAFTA Will Impact Canadian and American Immigration Canadian and American Immigration | Evelyn Ackah Calgary Immigration Lawyer | Ackah Business Immigration Law

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…

Canada Tech Companies Experiencing Increase in US Applicants | Calgary Immigration Lawyer

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…

Canada Needs More Low-Skilled Immigrants Say Employers and Economists | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

Canada’s merit-based immigration system favors highly skilled and educated immigrants who can help grow the local economy and create jobs. Meanwhile, Canadian employers say they are “struggling to fill positions for farmworkers, truck drivers and food service personnel. A new investigation by the Wall Street Journal says that Canada’s employers are facing an aging workforce and need more lower-skilled immigrants…

Canada's Attitude Toward Immigrants - New Research | Evelyn Ackah | Calgary Immigration Lawyer

Anti-bigotry and pro-immigration are Canadian norms, says a new study by the Environics Institute for Survey Research. Canada’s attitude toward immigrants has not changed significantly, a new study says most Canadians have a positive attitude toward immigrants. “Most immigrants are wonderful people who want to move to our country, find work and help strengthen and grow our…

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My name is Evelyn Ackah. I’m the Founder and Managing Partner of Ackah Business Immigration Law. We smooth the way to immigration to Canada and the United States. Our business immigration law firm is different from other law firms because we focus on the individual. Our clients become part of our family. We utilize technology as…

Canada Budgets $440 Million For Immigration | Evelyn Ackah | Ackah Business Immigration Law

On February 27 Canada announced over $440 million for immigration in the 2018 budget to support the government’s goal to welcome 1,000,000 new immigrants from 2018 – 2020. Skilled, educated immigrants are critical to Canada’s strategies to grow the economy and create new jobs. The immigration budget will be overseen by IRCC, and include: $31.8 million for gender equality…