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eTA: Electronic Travel Authorization

Effective March 2016, the Government of Canada (IRCC) requires that anyone traveling through Canada must apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly or transit through a Canadian airport; which costs $7 CAD. According to IRCC, most people need a Visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization to travel to Canada; some may only need a valid passport. The only exceptions to needing an eTA are U.S. citizens who can show proper identification at the border.

Free Checklist: Canada Border Entry Checklist for Summer Travellers

Canadian dual nationals must travel with a valid Canadian passport. If their plane leaves within 10 days, they must apply for a special eTA to travel with their passport from a visa-exempt country.

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New IRCC Rule to Protect Abused Immigrants Effective Immediately

IRCC announced two initiatives to protect vulnerable immigrants who are abused by their employer or victims of family violence. Open Work Permits for Abused Immigrants Effective ...

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How Can I Work in Canada Without A Work Permit?

Professionals who want to enter Canada may not need a work permit or LMIA if they qualify as a Professional under the NAFTA Business Visitor After Sales Service category R186(a). If ...

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How Can I Move to Canada As a Business Immigrant?

Canada's Business Immigration Program welcomes individuals who want to move to Canada and start a business or who want to be self-employed in Canada. It is managed under Immigration, ...

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Volunteering in Canada Without a Work Permit

Visitors to Canada cannot work in Canada without a work permit. Many visitors to Canada want to know if they can volunteer without a work permit. Sometimes the volunteer work involves ...

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Press Release: Soaring Canada Temporary Resident Visa Refusal Rates Negatively Impacts Tourism and the Economy

For Immediate Release Source: Ackah Business Immigration Law August 23, 2018 10:00 MT Soaring Canada Temporary Resident Visa Refusal Rates Negatively Impacts Tourism ...

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Temporary Resident Visas Refused by Canada (WATCH)

This month a report was issued on the number of Temporary Resident Visas (TRV) the Canadian government has refused in the last year. The trend is definitely going up - according to The ...

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Calculate Your Express Entry Score

Are you qualified to move to Canada? Express Entry is Canada's skilled-worker immigration application process for high-skilled foreign workers and international students who ...

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Forbes Bros. Ltd. chose Ackah law as our immigration specialist for several reasons:

1. Competence: As immigration, permanent residency and the temporary Foreign worker program are necessary to our business we are not in a position to use a less than fully qualified service provider on these files.

2. Responsiveness: When you are dealing with the lives of people, there is nothing more important to that individual at that moment than his or her immigration issues, responsiveness to this, and an appreciation of the employee’s position is key.

3. Attitude: The thing I like best about Ackah law is the attitude and can-do spirit of the staff. Evelyn and her team show us what a small group of dedicated individuals can do. IT is the first time in a long time that I didn’t feel like a billable hour in a lawyers office.

– Doug Elniski, Vice President - Human Resources

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