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Episode 3: Misconceptions and #FakeNews about Canada & U.S. Immigration

Podcast posted on by Evelyn Ackah in Immigration, Immigration Law, Immigration Fraud and Podcast

Episode 3: Misconceptions and #FakeNews about Canada & U.S. Immigration

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Unfortunately, there are many immigration scams that take advantage of people who want to move to Canada or the United States. ⁣There are ads, websites and telephone that have false advertisements about moving to Canada or promises to find you a job in Canada or the U.S. No one can guarantee that you can move to Canada or find you a job. Only the Canadian government can approve your immigration application. Hiring a fake immigration representative or paying money to a fake website will cost you time and money - could result in a future immigration application being penalized or denied.

Are you confused by conflicting information and worried about immigration scams and fake news? Canada is a wonderful country with many opportunities. Unfortunately, many people who want to move to Canada are deceived by immigration scams and fraud. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has reported increases in immigration fraud including fake websites, employment scams, ghost immigration consultants, and false fees and promises.

At Ackah Law, our practice receives calls every day from foreign workers who have many misconceptions about moving to Canada such as:

  • A criminal record isn't a problem if you want to move to Canada
  • Canada accepts all refugees
  • You don't need any special degrees to advise on immigration law
  • If you buy a Canadian company you can move to Canada
  • Some immigration lawyers have special relationships with the Canada government and they can expedite your application

Immigration laws and policies can be confusing, and they change frequently. There are many dishonest unreputable people who take advantage of people who desperately want to move to Canada for a better life. It can be confusing for a foreigner to know who is telling the truth, and to find someone who will provide accurate legal advice to help them move to Canada or the U.S.

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As the founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law, I have practiced immigration law for 20 years. In my podcast, I answer your questions about moving to Canada for work, for family, for life.

Each month I discuss an important topic in immigration and answer your questions. I will also invite immigration and cross-border business guest experts on the podcast.

I started this podcast to share what I know about immigration law and help you make the best possible decisions about immigration. In this episode I explain my background, and why I'm passionate about immigration law.

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Evelyn L. Ackah, BA, LL.B.

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 ...

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Thank you so much Evelyn. This approval means so much to me as my entire family resides in Canada. You have been amazing throughout this process.

- R.K.

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