OINP PhD Graduate Student Stream Extended

OINP | PhD Graduate Stream | Evelyn Ackah

OINP has extended registration for the PhD 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 process. There are two ways […]

New Rules for Canadian Citizenship Start Oct 11

Bill C-6 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. Immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah explains, “The changes passed in Bill C-6 returns the Canadian Citizenship law back to […]

3 Countries Added to New US Travel Ban

3 Countries Added to New US Travel Ban | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Law

The newest US travel ban was put in place by executive order a new travel ban on September 24, 2017. Chad, Venezuela and North Korea were added to this travel ban, the Sudan and Iraq were on previous versions of US President Trump’s travel ban and are removed from the new one. Canadian immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah […]

Toronto is on Amazon’s short-list for HQ2

Recruiting Tech Immigrants to Canada - Evelyn Ackah - Immigration Lawyer

Digital Journal reports that Toronto submitted a bid and that Toronto is on Amazon’s short-list of sites to host its 2nd headquarters, with the potential for 50,000 new jobs (many paid at six-figure salaries), $5 billion in initial city investment, and at least eight million square feet of development. Toronto was recently named the fastest-growing tech city in North […]

Some DACA Dreamers may qualify to immigrate to Canada

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 […]

IRCC Announces PGP Sponsorship 2nd Round of Invitations Starts Sept 6

Evelyn Ackah | Canada Parent and Grandparent Visa Lottery- Is It Working? | Immigration Law

IRCC did not receive 10,000 Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) complete applications by August 4, 2017, and a second round of emails is being sent starting September 6, 2017, to invite additional potential sponsors to submit an application. Potential sponsors will have until December 8, 2017, to submit their complete PGP sponsorship applications to IRCC. This […]

In-Home Caregivers: Nanny Wages in Canada

How to Immigrate to Canada as a Nanny - Evelyn Ackah - Immigration Lawyer

The cost of a nanny for many families in Canada who need the help of in-home caregivers to provide childcare so that working parents can support their families is increasing, says immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah. Canadian employers must pay employees their province’s minimum hourly, weekly or monthly wage for that specific type of employee, as […]

Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah to Present at TIFF 17

Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah to Speak at Toronto International Film Festival

Immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah will present at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Industry Conference Foundations programme on the subject of US/Canadian legal co-ventures and collaborative teams. The six-day conference, which runs September 8–13, will “incite provocative discussions and inspire innovative strategies for creative and business leadership.” The topic for Ms. Ackah’s presentation is Border Patrol with co-presenters Lorraine D’Alessio and Elliott Anderson:  With […]