(403) 452-9515

Ackah Law

Search Ackah Law...

Contact us

Contact Information

1 (403) 452-9515

1 (800) 932-1190

Book a Consultation

More Options...

Changes to Canada's Express Entry System Benefit Skilled Workers With Siblings

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in Permanent Residence and Express Entry Permanent

Changes to Canada's Express Entry System Benefit Skilled Workers With Siblings

Skilled immigrants with siblings in Canada awarded points

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen announced changes to Express Entry that will help Canada “welcome more skilled immigrants” whose siblings can help them integrate faster and who can contribute to the country’s Francophone communities.

Express entry changes announced in April go into effect June 6, 2017, and express entry will start awarding 15 points to applicants who have a sibling in Canada who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and aged 18 or older. Canada's Express Entry system awards up to 1200 points based on their education, training, work experience and language skills. Before now, no points were awarded to applicants with siblings in Canada.

Studies have shown that as newcomers build a new life in Canada, those with siblings benefit by having improved integration into Canadian society.

~ Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Almost 34,000 invitations to apply for permanent residence were issued to express entry candidates in 2016.

Canada Express Entry - Permanent Residence

Express Entry was launched by the Canadian Government on January 1, 2015, as a way to choose skilled immigrants as Permanent Residents to Canada based on their ability to settle in Canada successfully.

Express Entry is used to manage applications for Permanent Residence under three federal economic immigration programs:


Evelyn Ackah

Founder/Managing Lawyer

Ms. Ackah is passionate about immigration law because it focuses on people and relationships, which are at the core of her personal values. Starting her legal career as a corporate/commercial ...

More About Evelyn Ackah

Indian Migration to Canada Up 50%

Indians who might once have wanted to move to the United States are increasingly looking at Canada for work and immigration opportunities. Over 39,600 Indian citizens obtained permanent ...

Read More

Skilled Refugee Economic Immigration To Strengthen Canada's Economy

Canada's economy is showing signs of strength and growth, yet employers are facing continued skilled worker labour shortages. On June 20, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees ...

Read More

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot 11 Communities Announced

Over 2/3 of immigrants to Canada settle in big cities, and Canada's rural communities are "desperate for workers," said Immigration minister Ahmed Hussen, and are relying on large ...

Read More

Episode 5: Start-Up Visas and Entrepreneur Business Immigration to Canada

Show Notes Canada's start-up visa program is a permanent resident stream that allows people who own their own business to move to Canada to create jobs and help build the economy. ...

Read More

Alberta Canada Welcomes International Immigration

A new report says Alberta continues to be the top choice for immigrants who move to Canada. In the past ten years, 436,766 people moved to Alberta from abroad - about 36,000 people per ...

Read More

Canada Extends Atlantic Immigration Pilot To 2021

Canada has extended the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIP) until December 2021 to continue to address growing labour shortages in the Atlantic Canadian provinces of Nova ...

Read More

When I decided to open a Canadian branch of Bright Solutions for Dyslexia, my CPA found two attorneys who could assist me. One was Evelyn Ackah. The other attorney was part of a very large, well-known law firm in Vancouver.

I spoke with both of them and chose Evelyn Ackah -- and I do not regret it.

Evelyn responds rapidly and personally, by phone or email -- even on weekends.

She explained my options in easy-to-understand layman's terms, she created everything I needed quickly, and she helped prepare me for the business immigration interview.

Everything went extremely well, and I was granted the maximum length work permit.

Evelyn Ackah's firm helped me complete that entire process within 2 months. It took the other large law firm more than 3 weeks just to schedule an initial phone call -- and I finally got their bill for that phone call AFTER I already had my work permit.

If you want fast, professional, and accurate legal service, I highly recommend Evelyn Ackah.

– Susan Barton, Founder Bright Solutions for Dyslexia

View All Testimonials