Updates to Canada’s Medical Inadmissibility Rules

Updates to Canada's Medical Inadmissibility Rules | Evelyn Ackah | Calgary Immigration Lawyer

The Canadian government has announced major changes to Canada’s immigration policy for people with disabilities, effective immediately. In December 2017 the government promised to make changes to the medical inadmissibility laws that were seen as discriminatory and inconsistently applied. Currently, foreign nationals are deemed medically inadmissible to Canada on health grounds if their condition is expected to cause excessive […]

How Ending NAFTA Will Impact Immigration

How Ending NAFTA Will Impact Immigration | Evelyn Ackah Calgary Immigration Lawyer | Ackah Business Immigration Law

NAFTA provisions allow Canadians to work and invest in the United States. US President Donald Trump continues to promise that the United States will pull out of NAFTA. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has created benefits for US and Mexican citizens interested in entering Canada for business. Ending NAFTA will impact immigration provisions that […]

Increase in US Applicants at Canada Tech Companies

Increase in US Applicants at Canada Tech Companies | Evelyn Ackah | Calgary Immigration Lawyer

Canada tech companies have been actively recruiting skilled and educated immigrants to help build the Canadian economy and create jobs. ‘Recent changes to United States immigration policies have made Canada a very attractive option for high-tech immigrants. Many highly skilled and educated people who would have previously desired to move to Silicon Valley now see Canada […]

Canada Employers Say They Need More Low-Skilled Immigrants

Canada Employers Say They Need More Low-Skilled Immigrants | Evelyn Ackah | Calgary Immigration Lawyer

Canada’s merit-based immigration system favors highly skilled and educated immigrants who can help grow the local economy and create jobs. Meanwhile, Canadian employers say they are “struggling to fill positions for farmworkers, truck drivers and food service personnel. A new investigation by the Wall Street Journal says that Canada’s employers are facing an aging workforce and need more […]

Canadian Attitudes Toward Immigrants Remains Positive

Canadian Attitudes Toward Immigrants Remains Positive - New Study | Evelyn Ackah | Calgary Immigration Lawyer

A new study says most Canadians have a positive attitude toward immigrants. Anti-bigotry and pro-immigration are Canadian norms, says a new study by the Environics Institute for Survey Research. This year’s study, conducted in February 2018, asked the same questions the survey has asked for 30 years and confirms that Canadian’s attitudes toward immigration have remained stable […]

Shorter Wait Times for Canada Immigrant Spousal Sponsorships

Shorter Wait Times for Canada Immigrant Spousal Sponsorships | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

Canada IRCC Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen announced there are shorter wait times for Canada immigrant spousal sponsorships and that the backlog of immigrants wanting to sponsor their spouses from abroad has dropped to 15,000 from 75,000 in 2016. For applicants who filed after December 2016, the wait time is about 12 months; wait times for Canada immigrant Spousal […]