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New US and Canada NAFTA Deal: What You Need to Know #USMCA

1 October 2018

Because of NAFTA, Canadian professionals can go to the United States and work in TN status, and provides career opportunities for Americans to work in Canada. The new USMCA agreement that will replace NAFTA is important to cross-border business. 

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New AI Technology May Discriminate Against Immigrants

28 September 2018

People's lives are at stake when immigrants and refugees apply to move to Canada. Automated decision making - AI - is problematic because it can't take into consideration the nuances of each individual's immigration application. While technology is an important and useful tool to enhance our system, it cannot be the final decision maker when Canada's security and people's lives are at stake. 

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Why American Tech is Near-Shoring to Canada

26 September 2018

As American businesses face increased taxes and public protests against outsourcing manufacturing, IT and support jobs to China and other Asian countries, Canada is becoming an attractive destination for US tech companies to export jobs. 

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Canada's New Cannabis Laws and Cross-Border Travel: An Employer's Perspective (Watch)

26 September 2018

New marijuana laws are coming into force in Canada in October. From an employer perspective, you need to consider if you're ready for the new laws, says immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah. 

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How to Move to Canada - A Guide For Americans Looking North - Free eBook

26 September 2018

Thank you for your interest in our eBook, How to Move to Canada - A Guide For Americans Looking North. As an immigrant to Canada, as well as an immigration lawyer, I’m delighted that you are interested in learning more about moving to Canada. 

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Border Security Canada: What You Need to Know

17 September 2018

Immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah is concerned about recent reports that most Canadians get their information about Canada's border police from a border security Canada tv show that was canceled in 2012, Border Security: Canada's Front Line. 

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What US and Canadian Employers Need to Know About Canada's New Marijuana Laws

12 September 2018

Immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah explains what HR departments should do now to prevent American and Canadian employees from being banned for life from entering the United States due to Canada's new marijuana laws. 

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How Canada’s New Marijuana Laws May Impact Your US Travel

4 September 2018

Prevent Being Banned for Life From Entering the United States: Immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah advises Canadians who have used or invested in a marijuana business or service to consult an immigration lawyer before they try to cross the Canada / U.S. border starting October 1, 2018. 

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Canadian Government ends the lottery system for Parental and Grandparental Sponsorship and increases number of applications accepted

29 August 2018

On August 20, 2018, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that it will be ending the lottery system for the Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Sponsorship Program and will be increasing the number of accepted applications per year to 20,500 in 2019.

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New method of calculating processing times for some permanent residence applications

29 August 2018

On August 9, 2018, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that as of July 31, 2018 they will be using an improved method to calculate processing times for some new Permanent Residence Applications. The new method of calculating processing times is based on a forward-looking approach rather than estimates based on historical data.

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