Recent Changes to Canada Border Security and Crossing Regulations

Recent Changes to Canada Border Security and Crossing Regulations | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

“Don’t risk getting denied entry to the United States and face a potential lifetime ban due to inaccurate information,” advises immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah. “If you have any questions about your eligibility to cross the border as Canada border security regulations constantly change, please consult an immigration lawyer to deal with potential problems and remove obstacles before you […]

HR Policies and Canada’s New Marijuana Laws

HR Departments in Canada and the US Should Update HR Policies: Canada's New Marijuana Laws | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

What HR Should Do Now to Prevent Problems for American and Canadian Employees 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 laws that legalize […]

Don’t Be Banned for Life From Entering The United States: Canada’s New Marijuana Laws

What to Do If Your Are Banned for Life From Entering The United States: 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 […]

August 2018 Ackah Law Newsletter

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August 29, 2018 “You can’t buy happiness, but you can live in Canada and that’s pretty much the same thing.” – ANONYMOUS Canadian Government ends the lottery system for Parental and Grandparental Sponsorship and increases number of applications accepted New method of calculating processing times for some permanent residence applications Do you want to live […]

Press Release: Soaring Canada Temporary Resident Visa Refusal Rates Negatively Impacts Tourism and the Economy

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 […]

Canadian Residents Hit With New US Taxes – Again!

New US Taxes Hit Canadian Citizens AGAIN - Double Taxation? | Evelyn Ackah | Ackah Business Immigration Law

Proposed new US taxes and regulations by U.S. Treasury Department 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 […]

#SaveTheDate Free Webinar: How Americans Can Move to Canada

Free webinar on how American citizens can move to Canada by immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah: How to Move to Canada: A Guide for Americans Looking North

How Americans Can Move to Canada: A Guide for Americans Looking North September 12, 2018 12:00 noon EST / 10:00 am MT / 9:00 am PT Register Here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/f07d9235b86940a7cde7dc3c8da9331e     Our free webinar by immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah will be focused on giving American citizens options if you want to make Canada your home: • […]

600,000 People Who Wanted to visit Canada for Tourism, Business or Study Denied Visas

Denied Visas: 600,000 People Who Wanted to visit Canada for Tourism, Business or Study Denied Visas | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

The Canadian government has denied visas – Temporary Resident Visas (TRV) – to nearly 600,000 people in the last year who wanted to visit Canada for tourism, as a business visitor or even for school when they have been accepted, according to The Globe and Mail. Watch: Temporary Resident Visas Refused by Canada by Evelyn Ackah, […]

July 2018 Ackah Law Newsletter

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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 […]

Highly-Skilled Foreign Workers Face New Hurdles Applying For a US Work Visa

Highly-Skilled Foreign Workers Face New Hurdles Applying For a US Work Visa | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer.

Highly-skilled foreign workers will have new hurdles applying for a US work visa or an extension, and will have a more difficult time 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 or containing errors, without first asking applicants […]