How Canada's New Marijuana Laws Impact Employees Who Travel Between Canada and the US | Evelyn Ackah | Ackah Business Immigration Law

HR Advisory: How Canada’s New Marijuana Laws Affect US and Canadian Cross-Border Business America and Canada have long enjoyed a friendly personal and business relationship. Many US and Canadian businesses conduct cross-border business and have employees who regularly or occasionally travel between the US and Canada for work or business. With Canada’s new marijuana laws impact employees who…

Prevent Being Permanently Banned From Entering The US: Canada’s New Marijuana Laws | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

When Canada’s new marijuana laws that legalize cannabis use go into effect October 1, 2018, “U.S. customs and border agents are bracing for Canada’s legalization of recreational marijuana, saying they will continue to enforce federal law along the northern border,” according to Newsweek, and “Although medical and recreational marijuana may be legal in some U.S. States…

For Immediate Release  Source: Ackah Business Immigration Law  August 23, 2018 10:00 MT  Soaring Canada Temporary Resident Visa Refusal Rates Negatively Impacts Tourism and the Economy CALGARY, AB—  The rate at which Canada rejects Foreign Nationals applying for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Visitor Visa has increased to more than one-in-four in 2018, according to…

New US Taxes May Violate a Canada-U.S. Tax Treaty | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

Proposed new US taxes may violate a Canada-U.S. tax treaty that is supposed to prevent double taxation, say experts. In December 2017 President Trump signed a sweeping retroactive tax reform bill into law which included the Transition Tax, also known as the Repatriation Tax. According to a new report by the CBC, “Many Canadian residents with U.S. or dual…

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July 27 2018 “The immigration issue is, I recognize, one that generates a lot of passion, but it does not make sense for us to want to push talent out.” – Barack Obama Changes to the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program are now in effect Soaring Temporary Resident Visa refusal rates The Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker…

Canada Alternative for Foreign Tech Workers Who are Denied a US Work Visa | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

Canada is an attractive alternative for foreign tech workers who are denied a US work visa. US work visas and extensions for highly-skilled foreign workers will become harder to get when a new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services policy goes into effect September 11, 2018. According to Bloomberg,  agents will be able to deny applications deemed incomplete…

Marijuana Legalization Causes Border Issues for Investors and Users | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

Canada’s new marijuana legalization laws go into effect October 1, 2018. Immigration lawyers are warning Canadians who admit to consuming cannabis legally in Canada or marijuana investors could have problems at the border, which is under United States federal jurisdiction. While marijuana is legal in several states, in the US it is federally classified as…

How To Prevent  Delays Due to New Canada Biometric Requirements | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

Canadian lawyers are concerned the new biometrics requirements can create delays and confusion for those coming into Canada on business or international students who are coming to study in Canada as well as tourists, and there are potential privacy concerns for clients as the information is being shared with four other partner countries. According to IRCC, the time allotted for…

Case Study Expedited Canadian Citizenship to Compete in the Kendo World Championships | Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah

Ackah Business Immigration Law obtained expedited Canadian Citizenship application processing so our client could participate in the Kendo World Championships as a member of Team Canada.  From South Korea to Representing Canada at the Kendo 2018 World Championships Our client is a South Korean citizen who came to Canada to study. He began doing Kendo…

Please Vote Now: Ackah Law Nominated for Calgary People's Choice Award | Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah

Ackah Business Immigration Law is honored to be nominated for two awards during Small Business Week Calgary by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, the Calgary People’s Choice Award and the Innovation Award. Winners will be announced during the Small Business Week Calgary Awards Show happening the evening of October 19, 2018 as part of the…