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Welcome to the Ask Canada Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah podcast. I answer your questions about moving to Canada and the US for work, for family, for life.

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Welcome to the Ask Canada Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah podcast. I answer your questions about moving to Canada and the US for work, for family, for life.

    NAFTA L-1 Visa

    NAFTA L-1 Visa

    Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah discusses L-1 Intracompany Transfers under the Canadian-US-Mexico Agreement, formerly known as NAFTA. If you have a cross-border business and you want to expand your business to the United States and send key employees to the United States, the L-1 visa may be an option for you. This option is for people who have worked with your Canadian entity for at least one year, and they have to be in a role of either a managerial executive or specialized knowledge worker.
    About Evelyn Ackah
    Evelyn Ackah is the Founder and Managing Lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. We work with individuals and business owners from all over the world who want to cross borders seamlessly. For more information on immigration to Canada or the United States, Ask Evelyn Ackah at Ackah Business Immigration Law today at (403) 452‑9515 or email Evelyn directly at contact@ackahlaw.com.
    The Ask Canada Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah podcast by Calgary Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah was named #1 Best Canada Immigration Podcast in 2022 by Feedspot.
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    • 8 min
    Canada and U.S. Immigration Case Studies and Success Stories

    Canada and U.S. Immigration Case Studies and Success Stories

    Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah discusses Ackah Business Immigration Law immigration case studies and success stories in Canada and the United States, including:
    A Filipino foreign worker whose immigration case was derailed when he was injured in a robbery and could no longer work, or bring his mother to Canada from the Philippines to assist him.A professional dancer who changed Canadian employers and had difficulties securing a work permit.An employee on TRP who applied for Permanent Residence, and an old DUI from his home country derailed the PR process. The challenges faced by an Iranian who went to school in Canada, but his employment opportunities ended due to Covid.An expedited citizenship application for an athlete who wanted to join the Canadian team to compete in the Olympics. 
    About Evelyn Ackah
    Evelyn Ackah is the Founder and Managing Lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. We work with individuals and business owners from all over the world who want to cross borders seamlessly. For more information on immigration to Canada or the United States, Ask Evelyn Ackah at Ackah Business Immigration Law today at (403) 452‑9515 or email Evelyn directly at contact@ackahlaw.com.
    The Ask Canada Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah podcast by Calgary Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah was named #1 Best Canada Immigration Podcast in 2022 by Feedspot.
    Book Your Free Case Evaluation here

    • 13 min
    Dr. Brian Abelson: A Conversation About Lifelong Learning, Aging, Multicultural Living and Managing Change

    Dr. Brian Abelson: A Conversation About Lifelong Learning, Aging, Multicultural Living and Managing Change

    Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah talks to Dr. Brian Abelson, DC, a Doctor of Chiropractic, the developer of Motion Specific Release (MSR), an International Best Selling Author, and founder of Kinetic Health in Calgary, Alberta. He is also Evelyn's chiropractor and friend. Dr. Abelson lives in a multicultural family, is a world traveller, philanthropist, marathon runner and triathlete. He has a firm belief in living a holistic lifestyle. Evelyn and Brian discussed a wide range of topics including:
    The benefits of curiosity and lifelong learningAging, tai chi and combining art and science as we age Canada's diversity and aging population Attitudes surrounding charity, immigration and politics Managing change and challenges
    Dr. Abelson also teaches Tai Chi on his YouTube channel @KineticHealthOnline. 
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    • 27 min
    Information For Internationally Educated Healthcare Professionals Who Want To Work in Canada

    Information For Internationally Educated Healthcare Professionals Who Want To Work in Canada

    Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah explains Canada's new goal to recruit more internationally educated healthcare professionals who want to work in Canada. With Canada's current healthcare crisis and labour shortage, this is a much needed program.
    Dec 5, IRCC Minister Sean Frasier a request for proposals.IRCC will invest up to $90 Million to help foreign healthcare workers get their credentials recognized to work in Canada.Under the Foreign Credential Program, Canada will remove barriers to foreign workers getting recognized experience and simplify the process.The program will create support including childcare, transportation and coaching for participants.The program will maintain Canada's current high standards, but allow much needed foreign healthcare workers to work in Canada.This will allow a smoother, more efficient immigration process forEmployers who have proposals and foreign healthcare workers who want to work in Canada can reach out to Ackah Law for more information.
    About Evelyn Ackah
    Evelyn Ackah is the Founder and Managing Lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. We work with individuals and business owners from all over the world who want to cross borders seamlessly. For more information on immigration to Canada or the United States, Ask Evelyn Ackah at Ackah Business Immigration Law today at (403) 452‑9515 or email Evelyn directly at contact@ackahlaw.com.
    The Ask Canada Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah podcast by Calgary Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah was named #1 Best Canada Immigration Podcast in 2022 by Feedspot.

    • 8 min
    Canada Family Work Permits to Address Labour Shortages

    Canada Family Work Permits to Address Labour Shortages

    Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah discusses Canada's newly announced family work permits to address the ongoing labour shortages, and how employers and temporary workers will benefit. Canadians are not returning to the labour market as quickly as employers would've liked post-Covid.
    Starting January 2023, for a 2-year period Canada will extend work permit eligibility to spouses, common-law partners and working-age dependents of temporary workers of all skill levels.Phase I of the new family work permit pilot program will enable family members of workers coming to Canada through the high-wage stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program or the International Mobility Program to apply for an open work permit.Phase II will expand the measure to family members of workers from the low-wage stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.Phase III of this program will include consultation with agricultural partners and stakeholders to assess the feasibility for expanding the measure to family members of those in the Agricultural Worker stream.Currently, only spouses are eligible for a work permit if the temporary worker is in an occupation the government considers high-skilled.Canada hopes over 200,000 family members of foreign workers will be able to work in Canada and help end the labour shortages.
    About Evelyn Ackah
    Evelyn Ackah is the Founder and Managing Lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. We work with individuals and business owners from all over the world who want to cross borders seamlessly. For more information on immigration to Canada or the United States, Ask Evelyn Ackah at Ackah Business Immigration Law today at (403) 452‑9515 or email Evelyn directly at contact@ackahlaw.com.
    The Ask Canada Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah podcast by Calgary Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah was named #1 Best Canada Immigration Podcast in 2022 by Feedspot.

    • 8 min
    How Canadian Employers Can Hire Laid Off H-1B Workers and H-1B Workers Can Move to Canada

    How Canadian Employers Can Hire Laid Off H-1B Workers and H-1B Workers Can Move to Canada

    Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah discusses the recent tech layoff in the United States and how this is an opportunity for skilled laid off H-1B workers to move to Canada and for Canadian employers to recruit and hire skilled, experienced tech workers during Canada's labour shortage. Evelyn covers information for H-1B workers who are looking for employment and for Canadian businesses who need to hire skilled workers, including:
    laid off H-1B visa workers have 60 days to find a job before they have to leave the United StatesH-1B workers are skilled, trained and proven employees who have been working for U.S. companies with a similar culture - language, time zones, work culture - to American companieswith the high number of tech layoffs across many U.S. companies that hire H-1B workers, it may be difficult for these workers to find a new U.S. employer to transfer their H-1B visa within the 60-day periodCanada's Global Talent Stream allows Canadian employers to streamline and fast-track hiring skilled foreign workersCanadian employers who are the brand, subsidiary or head office of the U.S. entity have the option of an Intra Company Transfer to CanadaH-1B workers may want to move to Canada as a student and enter the local job market while getting an advanced degree under our Study Permits, then apply for Permanent Residence, which would allow a spouse to work in Canada and children to attend Canadian schoolsCanada's  Start-Up Visa Program is ideal for highly skilled individuals who may want to join an incubator or launch a new business plan; or move to Canada as a worker for a Start Up first, and then a permanent resident, or come as a permanent residentCanadian foreign workers can apply for permanent residence within 3 years, versus the many years wait in the United StatesMany Canadian provinces have high tech Provincial Nominee Programs recruiting foreign workers in high tech industries. Employers could bring H-1B workers to Canada quickly, and get them started working quickly

    • 14 min

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Reinert3 ,

Very informative!

Evelyn knows her stuff. I would highly recommend her podcast for anyone wondering what it takes to immigrate to Canada!

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Business Owner

How fantastic to have a source like this with real, current immigration information. Your level of detail is great. All of your podcasts are super helpful. Thanks!

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