Alberta Government Initiative Ban Hiring Foreign Workers in 29 High-Skilled Jobs

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The Employer Liaison Service announced on April 19 is a 2-year pilot program that identified 29 jobs that cannot be filled by foreign workers, and will direct employers to the new service. The program is being watched across Canada, and will be evaluated quarterly and adjusted as needed, with the potential to be expanded across Canada. […]

Bill C-23 Gives US Preclearance Officers More Authority in Canada

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Bill C-23 will give US Customs and Border Protection officers more authority over Canadian citizens traveling to the US. Immigration experts are concerned about the legal implications of Bill C-23 for the current 12 million Canadians who go through preclearance at 8 Canada airports. The bill was first negotiated between the governments of former prime minister […]

Crossing Borders Seamlessly: NAFTA Requirements for Working in the US

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NAFTA REQUIREMENTS FOR WORKING IN THE US: presented by Canada Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah, Founder and Managing Lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law with offices in Calgary, Vancouver and Montreal.  NAFTA REQUIREMENTS FOR WORKING IN THE US: presented by Canada Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah September 2016 from Evelyn L. Ackah  Crossing Borders Seamlessly Immigration rules […]

New ETA Regs: + 8,400 Canadians Needed Emergency Authorization to Fly

Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah

Since new ETA regulations were released in November 2016, more than 8,400 Canadian citizens have needed emergency authorization to board a flight. The November Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada ETA (electronic travel authorization) update requires all dual Canadian nationals travel with a valid Canadian passport. If their plane leaves within 10 days, they must apply for a special ETA […]

Express Entry Updates Effective June 6

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Canada Express Entry Updates Effective June 6, 2017:  Effective June 6, Express Entry Canada will award additional CRS points to candidates who meet the following qualifications: strong French language skills strong English language skills in addition to strong French language skills candidates with siblings in Canada  Express Entry is Canada’s skilled-worker immigration application system. Learn More […]

United States H-IB Visa Facts

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US H-1B 2018 Visa Applications Open April 3 United States H-IB Visa Facts: According to CNN, in 2016 the cap of 85,000 H-1B visas was reached less than a week after applications opened; and during that time 236,000 petitions were submitted. H-1B Visas are offered through a lottery 85,000 H-1B Visas are awarded each year H-1B Visas […]