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Changes to the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program are now in effect

27 July 2018

Effective June 14, 2018 the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) was updated to simplify the application process, reduce wait times and provide fair access to applicants. The most significant changes are the creation of the new Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS) and an expansion to the occupations and skill levels that can be accepted.

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Soaring Temporary Resident Visa refusal rates

27 July 2018

The rate at which Canada rejects Foreign Nationals applying for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Visitor Visa has increased to more than one-in-four in 2018, according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This has a concerning impact for the tourism industry and the economy, as this deters people from wanting to come to Canada as visitors.

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The Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker EOI System is now open

27 July 2018

Effective July 16, 2018, International Skilled Workers, who are eligible under the Saskatchewan Express Entry and the Occupations In-Demand sub-categories, will be able to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through an online system to apply to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).

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New US Visa Policy Makes It More Difficult for Foreign Tech Workers to Get Approved

24 July 2018

Canada wants tech immigrants to help build a stronger economy and create jobs for Canadians. Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah says Canada is a highly desirable destination for tech workers.

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Marijuana Legalization in Canada Causes Issues for Investors at the US Border

20 July 2018

Canadians who admit to consuming marijuana legally in Canada or investing in the cannabis industry could have problems at the border, which is under United States federal jurisdiction. While marijuana is legal in several states, in the US it is federally classified as an illicit and controlled substance. 

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Canada Biometrics Requirements Could Cause Delays for Business Travelers, International Students and Visitors

14 July 2018

Canadian lawyers are concerned the new biometrics requirements can create delays and confusion for those coming into Canada on business or international students who are coming to study in Canada as well as tourists, and there are potential privacy concerns for clients as the information is being shared with four other partner countries.

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Case Study: Ackah Law Obtains Expedited Canadian Citizenship for Client to Compete on Team Canada

6 July 2018

Ackah Business Immigration Law obtained expedited Canadian Citizenship application processing so our client could participate in the Kendo World Championships as a member of Team Canada. 

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Please Vote Now: Ackah Law Nominated for Calgary People's Choice Award

3 July 2018

Ackah Business Immigration is honored to be nominated for two awards during Small Business Week Calgary by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.  Vote Now for Calgary People's Choice Award: July 3 - Aug 10, 2018

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Travelers near the US/Canada border this holiday weekend should carry ID says immigration expert Evelyn Ackah

27 June 2018

Recent actions heavily reported in the media by the United States Border Patrol are making many Canadians and Americans who live in border states carry IDs at all times so they can prove where they live and avoid delays, interrogation and even arrest. If you traveling this long holiday weekend, be sure to carry proper identification to prevent delays - and even detention. 

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Immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah Interview: Canada should put an end to Safe Third Country Agreement

21 June 2018

Immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah told iPolitics that Canada has a role to play in assuring the safety of all migrants seeking protection by putting an end to the Safe Third Country agreement. Watch: Immigration and Refugee Lawyer Evelyn Ackah Discusses Separation of Children from Parents at the US Mexico Border 

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