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Temporary Work Permits

Work Permits are required for foreign nationals who want to work in Canada. These are issued by IRCC and give authorization for someone to work legally in Canada. Temporary Work Permits explain the type of work the individual named can perform, the employer(s) they can provide labour for, where they are going to work and how long they are given permission to work.

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Indian Tech Workers Targeting Canada Tech Employers

Tightening United States immigration regulations are making Canada the first-choice destination for highly skilled and educated Indian technology workers. 85,000 Indian immigrants ...

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H-1B Visa Denied? Try Nearshoring to Canada!

Fewer skilled foreign workers are able to get an H-1B visa, and businesses are looking for alternatives. A new H-1B process went into effect in 2020, including an additional USCIS ...

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Episode 11: Can You #Megxit to Canada? How Brits and Americans Can Move to Canada

Right now there's a very active hashtag going around called #Megxit. It relates to Meghan Markel and Prince Harry and their rumored move to Canada and departure from the royal family. ...

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New US Immigration Policies Benefit Canadian Employers

Two recent changes in United States immigration policies potentially benefit Canadian employers as the may convince even more foreign professionals to set their immigration hopes ...

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Canada Is Winning the Global War for High-Tech Workers

Canada is winning the global war for tech workers, says National Public Radio (NPR), the United States' premier public radio channel: The tech industry across Canada is booming. ...

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Financial Times Interviews Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah on #Megxit: How will Canada's Point-Based Immigration System Impact Prince Harry and Meghan Markle?

Canada immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah spoke to the Financial Times about #Megxit and how Canada's point-based immigration system impacts Prince Harry and Meghan Markle:“Were ...

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Ackah Law Podcast

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 answer ...

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It is hard enough in the normal course of business to obtain permanent resident status in Canada. Imagine the difficulty in gaining that status with a 36 year old developmentally disabled daughter. That was our experience. My husband had been recruited for the C.E.O. position at the Calgary Public Library. Even the process to obtain temporary work permits for all three of our family members took some time and effort. The Ackah Firm was with us every step of the way. They gave us good advice, managed the paperwork and kept my husband’s employer informed. They were also proactive by insisting that we get on with the process of permanent residency in a timely fashion. Again their experience and knowledge paid off. They utilized other legal expertise to make a case that our daughter would not be a burden to the Country or the Province. They were respectful of our point of view that despite her disabilities she had always been an active and engaged member of the community. We were pleased that permanent residence for parents and child came through fully six months before the temporary status expired.

– Margaret and Bill Ptacek

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