USMCA Replaces NAFTA: Cross-Border Business Travel

USMCA Replaces NAFTA: Cross-Border Business Travel | Evelyn Ackah | Ackah Business Immigration Law

Canada and US negotiators brokered a deal to replace NAFTA late September 30, 2018. Details of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, USMCA, are still emerging and is expected to be ratified by the US in late November. TNs (Trade National visas) covered under NAFTA Chapter 16, which let Canadian businesses hire skilled American and Mexican workers in […]

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 […]

(WATCH) Immigration and Tax Solutions for Canadians Traveling to the US on Business

WATCH Cross-Border Business Practical immigration and Tax Solutions | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

Cross-Border Business Immigration Law WATCH the Video: Practical tax solutions to manage the immigration risks and tax compliance obligations for business travelers from Canada to the US. Presented by Evelyn Ackah, Immigration Lawyer, BA, LLB ( Alberta, Ontario), Founder and Managing Lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law, Canada; and Laura McLeman, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois), of Citizen Abroad Tax […]

US Homeland Security wants to eliminate work permits for spouses of US visa holders

Canada tech could get boost if US rescinds work permits for spouses of H-1B visa holders | Immigration expert Evelyn Ackah, founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law

Canada’s attractiveness as a destination for tech firms and tech workers due to the United States’ efforts to tighten immigration rules at all levels including H-1B visas for technical workers. A recent presidential order to Buy American and Hire American,  \high legal fees, far more applicants than available spots and a process that takes months highly trained foreign workers are looking […]

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 […]