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International students located outside Canada must wait until Ryerson is approved by the government to reopen, explains Canada Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah

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International students located outside Canada must wait until Ryerson is approved by the government to reopen, explains Canada Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah

"There is little to no recourse for Ryerson international students looking to come back to Canada for their studies. Airlines and government officials are incredibly wary about letting immigrants in due to COVID-19," said immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah. Ackah has seen cases where international students could not board a plane to come to Canada even with an approved study permit. Students can either withdraw their enrolment, defer until the next academic year or wait until Ryerson creates an approved COVID-19 strategy to get on the DLI list.

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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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After two attempts to manage spousal sponsorship visa on our own, we decided that it was worth the money and ease of mind to hire a professional. I'm so glad we did! With Ackah Law, all of the processes were made clear and every detail correct. Communication was timely and it was rarely a challenge to get a live call or meeting that worked with our busy schedules. It's expensive to retain a lawyer, of course, but for the many ways that the Canadian immigration systems have changed in the past few years, a good law firm is indispensable. My only feedback would be to expand their business to offer a start-to-settlement concierge service, because the paperwork doesn't end when you land! :)

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