Canada Travel Laws and Documentation Requirements

Canada Travel Laws and Documentation Requirements | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

Effective March 2016, the Government of Canada travel laws (IRCC) require anyone traveling through Canada must apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly or transit through a Canadian airport; which costs $7 CAD. According to IRCC, most people need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization to travel to Canada; some may only need a valid passport. […]

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 […]

Why Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah Welcomes MAPLE 2.0 Interns

Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah Welcomes MAPLE 2.0 Immigrant Interns

  Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah, managing lawyer and founder of Ackah Business Immigration Law, embraces the opportunity to participate in Canada’s MAPLE 2.0 interns: a mentorship program for recent immigrants to Canada: Mentorship in Action is a national program that brings together employers with internationally educated professionals (IEP’s) through mentorship placements. It creates employment opportunities for new immigrants and helps employers enhance […]

3 Countries Added to New US Travel Ban

US 8 Country Travel Ban Blocked | 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 […]

Start-up Visa Pilot Program Becomes Permanent in 2018

Canada Start-Up Visa for Entrepreneurs - Evelyn Ackah Calgary Immigration Lawyer

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 […]