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Do you want to live Permanently in Canada and work in a Skilled Job?

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

Do you want to live Permanently in Canada and work in a Skilled Job?

Effective June 26, 2018, the deadline to complete applications for Canadian Permanent Residence under the Express Entry immigration program is now 60 days as opposed to the previous 90 days. However, candidates who received invitation to apply before June 26, 2018, still have 90 days to complete their application, while candidates who are invited to apply after June 26, 2018, will have 60 days to complete their application.

Express Entry is an online system that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) used to manage applications for Canadian Permanent Residence from skilled workers around the world.

The Express Entry system has three immigration programs with different requirements. These programs are:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class

To submit a profile for any of the three programs, you will be asked questions about your:

  • nationality
  • age
  • language ability
  • family members
  • education
  • work experience
  • details on any job offer

Based on your answers, if IRCC determines that you are eligible for Express Entry, you will be given a detailed list of instructions on the next steps, which would include filling out an online profile and based on your online profile, you may be placed in a pool of candidates for immigration, and possibly be invited to apply to immigrate to Canada if you meet the requirements.

Please note that invitations to apply are sent to candidates with the highest scores in the pool. Therefore, if you are invited by IRCC to apply, you’ll now have 60 days to complete your application for Canadian Permanent Residence and your application may be processed in 6 months or less, if you submit a complete application with all the supporting documents. Generally, it is taking between 8 and 10 months from our experience.

For further information on Eligibility for Express Entry programs, please follow this link: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/eligibility.html

Please feel free to contact us at contact@ackahlaw.com or at (403) 452-9515 Ext. 100 for assistance with your immigration applications.


Evelyn Ackah

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It is one thing to earn a living; it is another thing to make a difference in the world.

This is our formal thank you note to Evelyn Ackah and the Ackah Law Team for all the effort they put into helping us navigate and finally resolve the hurdle that was Canadian Immigration back in the spring of 2012.

A friend referred us to Evelyn; he assured us that Evelyn would take good care of us. Our friend was confident we were in good hands and said Evelyn would do her very best to help us and she did! At the time we did not know that his referral would go far beyond finding us help. Slowly we realized that it would become our own personal story of how we received grace and were reminded of the power in paying it forward

We wrote a detailed page of our dilemma, explaining how we came to be in the position we were in (overwhelmed with the hurdle that was Canadian Immigration and the uncertainty that we faced as a young family in Calgary). Evelyn agreed to take on our file with her team. They found the time to personally call us and listened intently and understood the details of what we were dealing with. They gave us their time, an honest opinion and provided clear direction which proved to be invaluable advice. Months went by but in time, we received word from Ackah Law that the Immigration office had finally reviewed our file and a decision had been made allowing our family to finally put the immigration matter to rest. We were finally able to focus again to live our lives without fear or pending doom.

Looking back now, even the sun appeared to shine a little brighter that day. At first we didn’t know whether to bake them a cake, drive out to meet their team, find their offices and personally thank them with a mighty hug or simply cry out to the heavens in thankful relief. Instead we emailed them to express our heartfelt thank-you and we hoped that they would know deep in their hearts just how grateful we were for all of their help.

Even though we relied on emails and phone conversations to communicate with them that year, we will always remember their constant professionalism, their kindness and understanding at a time that brought us so much pain not to mention fear. As if all their hard work wasn’t enough, Evelyn then then casually mentions that all their work was done pro-bono! We were thoroughly humbled!

To this day we are still eager to share how wonderful they all are as human beings but even more than that, we continue to pay it forward in honour of them, their service to us and their continued dedication in helping others.

Eternally thankful

– The Brummunds

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