Ackah Business Immigration Law

As a boutique corporate immigration law firm, Ackah Business Immigration Law works with clients all over the world. Based in Calgary, Alberta with offices in Vancouver and Toronto their team seamlessly assists businesses and people with crossing borders.

It takes time and careful planning to recruit, relocate and immigrate international workers to Canada and the U.S.. Their lawyers offer expert guidance through the difficult process of immigration.

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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. Dubbed TR to PR Pathway, the 6 new temporary pathways open May 6, 2021, at 12pm ET, with a goal of accelerating permanent residency for 90,000 essential healthcare workers, temporary essential workers in other fields, international graduates and francophones and bilingual workers already in Canada: Workers in-Canada: Stream A…
Quebec plans to increase immigration quotas, the province’s immigration minister Nadine Girault announced on April 29. Girault said the COVID pandemic slowed immigration, while Quebec’s already existing severe labour shortage continued to grow. Girault said Quebec experienced a “shortfall of nearly 17,000 or 18,000 people” immigrating to the province last year. Quebec Economic Immigration Goals In 2020 Quebec welcomed barely 25,000 immigrants but had planned for between 43,000 and 44,000 new immigrants to fill the…
“Evelyn Ackah, a Calgary-based immigration lawyer with her own firm in Calgary, says that she enjoys taking on the role of being a mentor to many women lawyers, especially those from diverse backgrounds, as she understands that women need role models to which they can aspire.” “While women make up well over 40 per cent of practicing lawyers in Canada, according to data from Catalyst, a smaller percentage of women make partner compared to men.…
Immigration is considered essential to the vitality of Francophone communities across Canada. Canada’s IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) announced that in order to promote Canada’s official languages English and French,3 new permanent residency programs for French and bilingual applicants are available. Applications open May 6, 2021, and close November 5, 2021. There is no limit on permanent resident applications for bilingual immigration applicants. Supporting and assisting the development of minority official language communities…
Canada has announced new online immigration application portals to apply for permanent residence that will make the immigration process more efficient and help applicants avoid COVID-related mail delays. IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) announced that 7 paper-based economic class applications are now available online. Paper applications for these programs can still be made in addition to the new digital application system. Non-Express Entry (base) Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
Canada announced a new fast track to permanent residency for foreign healthcare workers if they are already in Canada and they possess the skills and experience Canada needs to fight the pandemic and accelerate the economic recovery. Beginning May 6, 2021, Canada’s IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) will begin accepting permanent residence applications: 20,000 apps for temporary workers in healthcare Healthcare Worker Permanent Residency Eligibility In making the announcement, IRCC said the temporary…
Canada has a new opportunity for international graduates to become permanent residents if they are already in Canada and they possess the skills and experience Canada needs to fight the pandemic and accelerate the economic recovery. Beginning May 6, 2021, Canada’s IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) will begin accepting permanent residence applications: 40,000 apps for international students who graduated from a Canadian institution International Graduate Residency Eligibility In making the announcement, IRCC said…
Canada’s IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) issued updated ITA Express Entry instructions and guidelines for ITAs (invitations to apply) for permanent residence under the Express Entry system on April 16, 2021. UPDATE: 6,000 ITAs were issued April 16, 2021, at 21:35:52 UTC; with a 417 CRS score for the lowest-ranked candidate invited. The updated Express Entry Ministerial Instructions include: eligible foreign national means a foreign national whose expression of interest is in the express…
Canada has announced 3 new accelerated pathways to permanent residency for over 90,000 essential temporary workers and international graduates. These new programs and special public policies will grant permanent status to temporary workers and international graduates who are already in Canada and who possess the skills and experience Canada needs to fight the pandemic and accelerate the economic recovery. In January, Prime Minister Trudeau made the recruitment and retention of healthcare workers from other countries
Canada’s IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) plans to permanently revise medical inadmissibility rules that bar immigrants with certain medical disabilities or illnesses. The current 2018 medical inadmissibility rules ban immigrants on health grounds if their health condition is reasonably expected to cause excessive demand on health or social services over a period of five consecutive years immediately following the most recent medical assessment. The excessive demand cost threshold against migrants is updated yearly and…