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…

5,545 ITAs Issued by IRCC in November | Evelyn Ackah

There were 5,545 ITAs issued by IRCC in November, establishing 2017 as a record-breaking year for Express Entry. November had 4 drawings for Canada’s Express Entry System; Canada’s new 3-year immigration target of 1,000,000 new immigrants for 2018-2020 was announced by Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, a nearly 20% increase in the number of candidates granted permanent residence. Canada Express Entry System to Apply…

Canadian MBA Programs Pursuing Students From India - Evelyn Ackah - Immigration Lawyer

Canada has been able to attract 20-30% more MBA students from India this year due to changes restricting United States and UK student visas. In order to study in Canada, international students usually require a study permit. This is a document available only after a college, university, or other accredited educational institution has accepted you. Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah says MBA…

Visas for Filmmakers and Artists to Work in Canada | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

Presented at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2017: BORDER PATROL by Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah, Ackah Business Immigration Law and Canadian Counsel for D’Alessio Law Group; with co-presenters Lorraine D’Alessio of D’Alessio Law Group and Elliott Anderson of Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) How to Navigate a Successful 
Cross-Border Co-Venture: Visas & Beyond…

Canada Plans to Admit Nearly 1 Million Immigrants Over Next 3 Years | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

Canada announced a multi-year immigration goal 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. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen’s November 1, 2017, announcement said that by 2036 100% of Canada’s population growth will be as a result of immigration, versus currently at…

Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah Explains How Canada Express Entry Works

Canadian Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah Explains How Express Entry Works Express Entry requires expert knowledge of immigration law, and the submission of precise information. Leave it to the legal experts at Ackah Business Immigration Law to determine your eligibility. Once we have assessed your eligibility, we will create a profile for you and submit it…

US Travel Ban Blocked | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

Feature image courtesy of the Washington Post A United States federal judge has blocked President Trump’s 8 country travel ban limiting visitors to the US. The most recent ban was scheduled to go into effect in the early hours of Wednesday, October 18, barring travelers from Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad, Somalia, North Korea and Venezuela. U.S. District Judge…

OINP PhD Student Stream Reopened | Evelyn Ackah

OINP reopened registration for the PhD graduate student stream beyond October 12 because they have not reached their annual application quota.The Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) gives qualified foreign nationals with specific education, skills and experience targeted by the province who are interested in Ontario immigration the opportunity to apply for Canadian permanent residence through an expedited…

Bill C-6 of Canada's Citizenship Act Changes Effective October 11, 2017 | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

Bill C-6 is an amendment to Canada’s Citizenship Act  that will benefit thousands of immigrants. The new law is more flexible and simplifies and streamlines the process for immigrants to become Canadian citizens and assures all Canadian citizens are treated equally. The following Citizenship Act changes come into effect on October 11 2017: Physical presence in Canada is required…

Will DACA Dreamers Move to Canada | Evelyn Ackah | Calgary Immigration Lawyer

Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah believes some DACA Dreamers may qualify to immigrate to Canada based on their education and work history: Many well-educated, talented and creative people want to move to our country to work or start a business that will improve our economy and create jobs. Adult Dreamers who want to immigrate to…