Contacted IB customer service to see how I could check if my API is enabled to run my first live algo and turns out that according to a rule, Canadians are not allowed to use IB API anymore. Are there any Canadians that have run into this issue? if so, any work around?

This was their statement: 

Interactive Brokers Canada Inc. (IBC) will no longer allow you to use your own trading application to electronically submit order for equities traded on a Canadian exchange or other marketplace through our proprietary application interface or API this information is 100% accurate.