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President Trump Pledges to End US Family Visa Program

14 December 2017

US President Trump pledged to end the US Visa Lottery and what he calls "chain migration" in response to the NYC terrorist bombing investigation by a legal US immigrant to the US on a family visa.  

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Season’s Greetings

13 December 2017

On behalf of the Ackah Business Immigration Law team, we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season and best wishes for a Happy New Year.

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Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) backlog will be eliminated by end of 2018

13 December 2017

Currently, there is a surge on applications for Permanent Residence under the LCP and earlier this year, the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration made a recommendation to the Government to end the backlog of LCP applications. With these plans in place, Caregivers waiting for their LCP applications to be finalized and be reunited with their families will soon get approvals on their applications.  

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Ackah Law Nominated for B2B Top Choice Award

13 December 2017

Ackah Law is proud to announce that we are an Official Nominee for a 2018 B2B Top Choice Award. We need your help to win this honour! Voting is now open and if you feel that we have earned your vote, we would appreciate you taking the time to vote for us.

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What are the changes to Canada’s medical inadmissibility rules?

13 December 2017

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, announced on November 23, 2017 that there would be changes coming to Canada’s medical inadmissibility rules. 

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Canada's Medical Inadmissibility Immigration Guidelines to Change

6 December 2017

Canada Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said that Canada's medical inadmissibility immigration guidelines need to change and are not aligned with the country's values of inclusion. 

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IRCC invited 2,750 Express Entry candidates to apply Nov 15 for a total of 5,545 ITAs issued in November

30 November 2017

November had 4 drawings for Canada’s Express Entry System; Canada's new 3-year immigration target of 1,000,000 new immigrants for 2018-2020 was announced by Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, a nearly 20% increase in the number of candidates granted permanent residence. Since the November 1 announcement, a total of 5,545 ITAs have been issued in November, establishing 2017 as a record-breaking year for Express Entry. 

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Holiday Travel? Review Canada Travel Laws and Documentation Requirements

25 November 2017

Effective March 2016, the Government of Canada (IRCC) requires 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. 

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Has Canada’s Immigration Policy Changed?

22 November 2017

On November 1, 2017 the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, announced ambitious new targets for Canadian immigration over the next three years, with a particular emphasis on economic immigration. The multi-year plan sets a target of over 1 million immigrants by 2020.

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Can I move to Canada by using the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program?

22 November 2017

Manitoba’s Minister of Education and Training, Ian Wishart, announced on November 15th that an agreement has been reached with the federal government to restructure the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. The changes are meant to make the economic provincial program more user friendly and create new pathways to permanent residence. 

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