Meet Ackah Law Articling Student Heather Barber-Hardy | Ackah Business Immigration Law

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,…

Tech Conferences Announce Move to Canada From US | Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah

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…

Canada Border Crossing is Limiting Flagpoling by Residents | Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah

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…

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…