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The Hill Times Interviews Business Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah: Express entry economic immigration timelines a ‘joke,’ say lawyers as processing times increase

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The Hill Times Interviews Business Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah: Express entry economic immigration timelines a ‘joke,’ say lawyers as processing times increase

Express Entry processing times were increasing before the pandemic. Evelyn Ackah, founder of Ackah Business Immigration Law in Calgary, laughed when she repeated the program's name. "Express Entry, that's a joke. When they first launched that program a few years ago, it was incredible."

Canada promises the express entry pathway for skilled foreign workers will take six months, but lawyers say it's ‘not working’ as none of the programs met that standard last fiscal year. The trend is getting slower and slower.

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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 ...

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Essential workers and international graduates who have applied for permanent residence under the 6 new temporary pathways launched in May 2021 can now apply for an open work permit ...

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Updated Express Entry 2021 Proof of Funds Requirement

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"Coming out of the pandemic, the clear message we are sending with the startup visa program is that Canada is open for business.” - Marco Mendicino, Canada's Minister of Immigration, ...

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On May 31, 2021, the Government of Canada conducted the 2nd largest Express Entry draw of 2021, issuing 5,956 ITAs to candidates to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence. IRCC issued ...

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Canada's IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has released a guide to apply for the new temporary program for temporary residents to become permanent residents. ...

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3 New Permanent Residency Programs For French and Bilingual Applicants

Immigration is considered essential to the vitality of Francophone communities across Canada. Canada's IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) announced that in ...

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