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Sponsors Who Do Not Need To Meet LICO Requirements

26 January 2019

There are exceptions to IRCC LICO requirements to sponsor family to move to Canada. It’s a good idea to consult an immigration lawyer if you have questions about your financial qualifications to sponsor someone to move to Canada. 

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3 Ways Your Foreign Partner Can Join You in Canada

26 January 2019

Partner sponsorship to immigrate to Canada can be a complex area and each situation is unique. There are many complicating factors when sponsoring your partner to move to Canada – the law can get complex quickly. Seek legal advice from an immigration lawyer to help you to understand any points of confusion or overcome any issues that may pose a challenge to the application process. 

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How To Maintain Permanent Residence in Canada While Living Overseas

25 January 2019

When you become a Permanent Resident, there are some circumstances where you can live overseas and maintain your Permanent Resident status in Canada. It’s a good idea to consult an immigration lawyer if you have questions about maintaining your PR status or you need to appeal your Permanent Residence Canada residency requirements to a visa officer, and you want to ensure your case is as strong as possible. You only have one chance to make an appeal. 

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Volunteering in Canada Without a Work Permit

25 January 2019

IRCC defines work as an activity that you are or could be paid for, and which takes work away from or competes with a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. In most cases, it's a bad idea to volunteer in Canada without a work permit. It’s a good idea to consult an immigration lawyer if you have questions about volunteering in Canada without a work permit. 

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Medical Conditions That Can Prevent You From Entering Canada

24 January 2019

If IRCC determines that your health condition will pose an excessive demand on Canada’s public health care system, you may be denied entry to Canada based on medical inadmissibility. You can appeal that decision. There is no guarantee of success, but our immigration law team at Ackah Law has the knowledge and resources to appeal your case. 

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How to Change Immigration Status in Canada

24 January 2019

At Ackah Law, we often get inquiries from people who come to Canada as a visitor and now want to change their immigration status, for example from Visitor to Worker, or apply for Permanent Residence. They want to know, can you change your visa status while you are in Canada, and if so, how?  It is possible to change your visa status while you are in Canada, but there is no guarantee of success.  

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9 Reasons to Hire an Immigration Lawyer (Not a Consultant)

23 January 2019

The chances of a successful immigration application to Canada are much higher - nearly double - if you hire an immigration lawyer to help get your study, work or visitor visas, according to immigration data obtained under an access to information request by The Toronto Star

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With Goal to Welcome 1,000,000 Immigrants in Next 3 Years, Canada Increases Integration Funding 

23 January 2019

Pre-arrival services help immigrants integrate into the Canadian workforce faster and more smoothly, to educate new immigrants on life in Canada, and to minimize potential roadblocks after arrival. IRCC announced $113 million to offer immigration and settlement pre-arrival support virtually and in-person abroad through 2023. 

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How to Prepare for the New Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program Launch January 28

23 January 2019

On  January 28, 2019, at noon EST, the Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program, PGP, will re-open on a first-come, first-serve basis to accept 20,500 applications to help families reunite in Canada.  

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Top 10 Mistakes That Will Sink Your Canada Immigration Application

21 January 2019

Mistakes in your Canada immigration application can cost you time and money - and may result in rejection of your application. There is no guarantee of success, but avoiding these 10 immigration application mistakes will give your application a better chance of success. 

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