US RAISE Act Cuts Immigration: How It Impacts Canada

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The Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act to cut US immigration was proposed by President Trump to replace “our low-skilled [immigration] system with a points-based system.” The bill would change the US system for granting legal residency, or green cards, by giving priority to high-skilled, English-speaking immigrants. Immigration reform was a key platform in Trump’s 2016 presidential […]

Start-up Visa Pilot Program Becomes Permanent in 2018

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has completed a 5-year evaluation of the Start-up Visa Pilot Program to help immigrants become entrepreneurs and citizens, and announced the visa program will become permanent in 2018. Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah is pleased to see the Start-up Visa Program will become permanent: Many talented, creative people want to move to […]

New Airport Security Requirements for Travelers to the US

Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah explains New Airport Security Requirements for Travelers to the US

Air Canada and WestJet have issued alerts to their customers about the new airport security regulations implemented July 19 by US Homeland Security, and are advising passengers traveling to the United States to arrive at airports at least two hours prior to scheduled departures. Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah flew from Calgary to Florida after […]

Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act: New Court Ruling

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Federal Court Voids Canadian Citizenship Revocation On July 12, 2017, the Federal Court voided the revocation of 312 Canadian citizens who lost their citizenship without a hearing and without consideration of individual circumstances under the Harper era changes. The court ruled that while becoming a Canadian citizen is a privilege, once citizenship is granted the individual is […]

How to Prepare for the Canada Citizenship Test – Checklist

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To become a Canadian citizen, the requirements are outlined by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada  (IRCC) as follows:  Being of the proper age – You must be 18 or older. Anyone under 18 must have an application made for the minor by a parent or guardian. The minor must already be a permanent resident of Canada. Must […]

Canada Denies Hundreds of Immigration Applicants Annually Based on Incorrect Medical Admissibility Data

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A new report from Global News says Immigration Canada (IRCC) uses incorrect and incomplete data to deny admission due to “excessive demand” and medical inadmissibility guidelines to 900 and 1,000 applicants each year, including 200 to 300 cases related to “special education needs.” Those denied admission due to “excessive demand” exceeded Immigration Canada’s average individual health […]

Canada’s Parent and Grandparent Visa Lottery: Is It Working?

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

Canada Immigration Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) implemented a new parent and grandparent visa lottery system in 2017. In December, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced 2017 PGP program changes: those wanting to bring their parents or grandparents to Canada will now have 30 days to fill out an online form to indicate their interest. IRCC will […]

June 2017 Ackah Law Newsletter

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TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKER PROGRAM I work in the high tech industry, how can I participate in the new Global Talent Stream recently launched by the Canadian government? The Global Talent Stream was launched on June 12, 2017 and is a two-year pilot under the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program.  The Global Talent Stream is divided […]