Cross-Border Business: Practical Immigration and Tax Solutions free Webinar | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

Cross-Border Business Travel
This one hour seminar will discuss the immigration and tax issues involved when traveling to the United States for business and will provide practical solutions to manage the immigration risks and tax compliance obligations for business travelers.

Date: 
Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MST

Registration: 
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7631835940757097217
Webinar ID: 962-448-203 

Space is Limited: Register Now!

Presenters:

Evelyn Ackah Canada Immigration Lawyer3

Evelyn Ackah, Immigration LawyerBA, LLB ( Alberta, Ontario) 
Ackah Business Immigration Law
eackah@ackahlaw.com

Laura L. McLeman CPA CA CPA Illinois

Laura McLeman, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois)
Citizen Abroad Tax Advisors
laura@citizen-abroad.com

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Book a Consultation Today Evelyn Ackah Immigration Lawyer

Do you have questions about doing business or moving to Canada? We Can Help

Evelyn Ackah is a US and Canada immigration law expert and founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. Business immigration law focuses on helping people move into new opportunities — both personally and professionally. Ackah Immigration Law helps you to navigate the complex maze of rules and regulations involved with Canadian, U.S. and international immigration law with confidence. Headquartered in Calgary and with offices in Vancouver and Toronto, Ackah Business Immigration Law provides legal immigration advice for those looking to move for work, education or personal reasons.

We provide expertise in all areas of immigration law ranging from corporate immigration to personal and family immigration matters. We provide comprehensive immigration services to clients around the world representing corporations, institutions, not for profit organizations and individual clients. As your immigration lawyers and paralegals, we provide you with timely and strategic advice relating to the constantly changing immigration laws and regulations.

Contact Ackah Business Immigration Law

Calgary: (403) 452‑9515     Vancouver: (604) 985‑9512     Toronto: (416) 643‑7177

North America: 1 (800) 932-1190

contact@ackahlaw.com 

Ackah Law Team

Oana, Ginette, Evelyn, Heather, Grace, Jodee, Miriam 

Ackah Business Immigration Law is a boutique corporate immigration law firm based in Calgary, Alberta with offices in Toronto and Vancouver. We work with clients all over the world. Our team is here to help your business and its people cross borders seamlessly.

Recruiting and relocating international workers to Canada and the US takes time and planning. Our corporate immigration lawyers will work closely with your business and human resources team to offer expert guidance throughout the entire process.

Ackah Law provides expertise in all areas of immigration law ranging from corporate immigration to personal and family immigration matters. We provide comprehensive immigration services to clients around the world representing corporations, institutions, not for profit organizations and individual clients. As your immigration lawyers and paralegals, we provide you with timely and strategic advice relating to the constantly changing immigration laws and regulations.

Meet the Ackah Law Team

Evelyn L. Ackah, Founder/Managing Lawyer
Whether business is done south of the border, across the pond or around the world, Evelyn Ackah employs her expertise to help clients achieve their desired business objectives. She develops and implements immigration strategies, provides advice on immigration matters related to employee mobility or relocation, and assists with global investment opportunities. Ms. Ackah is passionate about immigration law because it involves people and relationships, which are at the core of her personal values. Starting her legal career as a corporate/commercial lawyer, Evelyn soon discovered she craved the rewards of having more direct contact with clients. Business immigration law allows her to work with corporations and the people who make them successful. The highly specialized nature of business immigration law drives Evelyn to remain at the forefront of legal and policy developments to ensure her clients are fully compliant with the latest regulatory and policy changes, and that they understand the nuances and impacts of these changes to their business and their people.

Carllene M. Placide, Contract US Attorney
Ms. Placide is a graduate of Cornell University and Seattle University School of Law. She has extensive experience handling all employment-based immigration matters, which includes B, E, H. J, L, O, P, TN and R non-immigration status and visas, employment-based immigration status with an expertise in EB-1 and EB-2 National Interest Waiver status, labor certification and post-residency petitions. Ms. Placide has litigated in state and federal courts and agencies on a wide range of employment issues. She also counsels corporate clients regarding employment immigration matters, measures to avoid litigation, EEO investigation and preparation of responses to EEO charges, new business venture employment practices, development and implementation of company policies and handbooks. In addition to English, Ms. Placide is fluent in both French and Spanish.

Ginette Mangena, Immigration Consultant 
With over 8 years of experience as an immigration paralegal and a regulated immigration consultant, Ginette Mangena is passionate about helping people navigate Canadian immigration regulations. Her areas of expertise are Business Immigration, Work Permits, Express Entry, AINP, Spousal Sponsorship, Citizenship and Temporary Resident Visa applications. Ginette received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law & Society from the University of Calgary, a Business Management diploma and an Immigration Consultant Certificate from Humber College.

Grace Akpan, Articling Student
Grace obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Uyo in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. She subsequently obtained a Master of Laws degree from the University of Jos in Plateau State, Nigeria and a Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law from the National University of Singapore.

Heather Barber, Articling Student
Heather obtained her LL.B (Honours with Distinction) from the University of Leicester, England in 2016. Upon returning to Canada, Heather completed a Masters of Law Common Law degree from the University of British Columbia in order to complete the requirements set out by the National Committee of Accreditation. Prior to her law degree, Heather obtained a B.A. in History from the University of Calgary.

Oana Cassetta, Paralegal 
Oana’s passion for helping people brought her to the field of immigration law. She thrives in positions that allow her to be of assistance and to build relationships with her clients.

Jodee Fraser, Legal Assistant
While earning her Legal Assistant diploma at Robertson College, Jodee had developed a special interest in Immigration Law.  She brings her passion and extended experience in customer service to her current position as a Legal Assistant where she plays an important role in putting the client first at Ackah Business Immigration Law.  Jodee takes great satisfaction in assisting lawyers with file management and proving professional and outstanding service to clients.

Laurie Nadeau, Client Intake Specialist
Laurie brings years of experience in the legal industry specializing in sales and consulting. Over the years Laurie has owned several of her own businesses. Laurie loves helping others and figuring out solutions to their problems.

Not Pictured:
Alex Berenyi, Web Consultant
Alex studied design and photography at Ryerson. He spent most of his time and money on bicycles, which led to a new career as a successful bicycle retailer. Later, he re-entered the world of design and spent most of his time and money on wonderful new digital tools. This led to another successful career: helping agencies and clients make the transition to digital.

Catherine Russell, Digital Marketing Consultant
Catherine received her Bachelor Degree in English from the University of Notre Dame and her MBA from Western Connecticut University. After starting her career in nonprofit management, Catherine became marketing manager for a software company working with clients and prospects in North America, Africa, Europe and Asia. Eight years living in Europe resulted in Catherine speaking un peau de francais and ein bisschen Deutsch… but only a little.

Book a Consultation Today Evelyn Ackah Immigration Lawyer

Do you have questions about moving to Canada? We Can Help

Evelyn Ackah is a US and Canada immigration law expert and founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. Business immigration law focuses on helping people move into new opportunities — both personally and professionally. Ackah Immigration Law helps you to navigate the complex maze of rules and regulations involved with Canadian, U.S. and international immigration law with confidence. Headquartered in Calgary and with offices in Vancouver and Toronto, Ackah Business Immigration Law provides legal immigration advice for those looking to move for work, education or personal reasons.

We provide expertise in all areas of immigration law ranging from corporate immigration to personal and family immigration matters. We provide comprehensive immigration services to clients around the world representing corporations, institutions, not for profit organizations and individual clients. As your immigration lawyers and paralegals, we provide you with timely and strategic advice relating to the constantly changing immigration laws and regulations.

Contact Ackah Business Immigration Law

Calgary: (403) 452‑9515     Vancouver: (604) 985‑9512     Toronto: (416) 643‑7177

North America: 1 (800) 932-1190

contact@ackahlaw.com 

Canada Temporary Resident Visa | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

Residents of certain countries to get a Canada temporary resident visa, or visitor visa,  if they plan to enter Canada as a temporary visitor, student or worker. A Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) is an official document issued by the Canadian government Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), but is not permission to work or study during a visit to Canada. Some temporary residents can take programs of study up to six months in length, but conditions vary. If you are a resident of countries required to get a TRV and are planning a visit to Canada, you must determine if you are a visitor and if your stay makes it necessary that you have a TRV. Consulting an expert in such matters is a smart first step. Note that you have to obtain a TRV before you leave your country of origin, as you will not be permitted to enter Canada without one, and a TRV is not issued at the port-of-entry. IRCC has a very useful checklist available online called the Document Checklist for a Temporary Resident Visa

To qualify for a Canada Temporary Resident Visa, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Provide proof you will leave Canada at the end of the approved stay
  • Provide proof you have the financial means to maintain your family or self, and return home
  • Prove you will not work or study without authorization
  • Provide proof of no criminal record
  • Prove you do not pose a security or safety risk to the Canadian public
  • Have all of the required documentation
  • Prove you are in good health and not a risk to the health of the Canadian public

It is best to start your TRV application as soon as you learn you will travel to Canada. There are no guarantees how quickly your TRV application can be processed. There are options to apply for a TRV online, which requires the use of a scanner or camera to convert your documents into electronic files and a credit card for payment of the application fees. Some applicants need to submit their application via a Visa Application Centre (VAC) in their country of residence, as opposed to using the online option.  Citizens of some countries are required to give their “biometrics” (fingerprints and photos) as part of the application process. The biometrics are collected only at a VAC, however, the fees for collecting the biometrics can be paid online during the TRV application.

Do you have questions about getting a Temporary Resident Visa and moving to Canada? We Can Help

Evelyn Ackah is a Canada immigration law expert and founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. Business immigration law focuses on helping people move into new opportunities — both personally and professionally. Ackah Immigration Law helps you to navigate the complex maze of rules and regulations involved with Canadian, U.S. and International immigration law with confidence. Headquartered in Calgary and with offices in Vancouver and Toronto, Ackah Business Immigration Law provides legal immigration advice for those looking to move for work, education or personal reasons.

We provide expertise in all areas of immigration law ranging from corporate immigration to personal and family immigration matters. We provide comprehensive immigration services to clients around the world representing corporations, institutions, not for profit organizations and individual clients. As your immigration lawyers and paralegals, we provide you with timely and strategic advice relating to the constantly changing immigration laws and regulations.

Contact Ackah Business Immigration Law

Calgary: (403) 452‑9515     Vancouver: (604) 985‑9512     Toronto: (416) 643‑7177

North America: 1 (800) 932-1190

contact@ackahlaw.com 

2018 is the right time to move to Canada, says immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah

Have you always wanted to move to Canada? 2018 is the right time for you to move to Canada! 

Canada recently announced a multi-year immigration plan to admit nearly 1 million immigrants by 2020. The government’s plan focuses on the successful integration of new immigrants and includes admitting nearly 300,000 immigrants in 2018. Every year, thousands of people around the world want to move to Canada, but are waiting for the “right time.” There are many reasons to move to Canada – a strong economy, excellent public health care and education, a strong sense of community, and a community that values family unification.

2018 is the right time to move to Canada, says immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah. She believes qualifed immigrants help build a stronger Canada:

Many talented, educated and creative people want to move to our country to work and start businesses that will improve our economy and create jobs. Canada’s emphasis on family reunification welcomes new immigrants with strong family ties who want to build their lives here. I support our government’s goals to welcome newcomers to Canada and provide them with the tools and resources to successfully integrate into their local community and their new lives as Canadians.

  • Guide to Canadian Immigration Law and United States Cross-Border Immigration Law: Free eBook
    Our guide will help you learn about your opportunities to Move to Canada under Canadian and US Cross-Border Immigration Law.

    Here’s what you will find covered in our guide:

    • How to Move to Canada
    • Business Visitor Cross-border Applications
    • Temporary Residence Status in Canada – TRV Visa
      • Work Permit Applications
      • Parent & Grandparent Extended Stay Temporary Resident Visa (“Super Visa”)
      • LMIA
      • Childcare Visa
    • Permanent Residence Applications – Provincial Nomination
      • Express Entry Applications
      • Startup and Entrepreneur Programs
      • Skilled Worker Programs
    • Citizenship Applications
    • Assistance with Inadmissibility issues due to criminality or medical issues
    • Study Permits
    • United States Non-Immigrant Status: B-1 Visa, B-2 Visa, NAFTA permits, L1 Visa,  H–1B,  E-1 and E-2 Visas
  • Documentation Required to Move to Canada
    Before you can move to Canada, you must apply for permanent Canadian residency with the office of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. To enter Canada as either a visitor or to move to Canada temporarily or permanent, there are certain documents you must have to cross the border, or you will not be allowed to enter. Some documents are essential and required of anyone entering Canada, other documents may be required depending on your unique situation. If you are traveling with family members, each family member will also require documents.
  • How to Apply for A Canada Work Permit
    Before you can work in Canada, you must apply for a Canadian work permit with the office of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. 

  • How to Prepare for the Canada Citizenship Test
    The requirements to become a Canadian citizen are outlined by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada  (IRCC). if you are between 14 and 64 years of age when you apply for citizenship, you must take the citizenship test. All the test questions are based on what’s in the free Discover Canada guide. Applicants must study this guide in order to prepare for the test. The guide is available in both English and French. The time and place of the are provided once the application is processed and you learn the results immediately after completing the test.

  • How to Move to Canada to Attend University
    In order to study in Canada, international students usually require a study permit. This is a document available only after a college, university, or other accredited educational institution has accepted you. Study permits are only available for those accepted to schools designated to accept international students. Not all students technically require a study permit, if the program is less than 6 months, you will not require a study permit. 

Book a Consultation Today Evelyn Ackah Immigration Lawyer

Do you have questions about moving to Canada? We Can Help

Evelyn Ackah is a Canada immigration law expert and founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. Business immigration law focuses on helping people move into new opportunities — both personally and professionally. Ackah Immigration Law helps you to navigate the complex maze of rules and regulations involved with Canadian, U.S. and International immigration law with confidence. Headquartered in Calgary and with offices in Vancouver and Toronto, Ackah Business Immigration Law provides legal immigration advice for those looking to move for work, education or personal reasons.

We provide expertise in all areas of immigration law ranging from corporate immigration to personal and family immigration matters. We provide comprehensive immigration services to clients around the world representing corporations, institutions, not for profit organizations and individual clients. As your immigration lawyers and paralegals, we provide you with timely and strategic advice relating to the constantly changing immigration laws and regulations.

Contact Ackah Business Immigration Law

Calgary: (403) 452‑9515     Vancouver: (604) 985‑9512     Toronto: (416) 643‑7177

North America: 1 (800) 932-1190

contact@ackahlaw.com