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 immigration is ending the special work permit processing currently available for immigrant business owners under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) the owner-operator category. Effective April 1, 2021, owner/operator candidates will be evaluated on the same basis as other TFWP applicants. Currently, to be eligible for an Owner-Operator Work Permit, an entrepreneur business owner must be the sole proprietor or own 50.1% of shares in a Canadian company, and for qualified business owners:…
Canada has issued clear exemptions to the new quarantine travel restrictions that become effective on February 22, 2021. The quarantine travel exemptions are for pre and post-entry covid-19 testing requirements, quarantine exemptions and exemption from the 3-day hotel stopover. The Public Health Agency of Canada issued the new quarantine travel exemptions in an announcement on February 26. Who Is Exempt From Travel Quarantines? You may be exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirements under certain conditions,…
The 2021 International Experience Canada (IEC) pools are open to young adults who wish to live and work in Canada on a temporary basis. 23 countries become eligible for the IEC program on March 1. Candidates are Invitation rounds will take place until there are no more spots available or the IEC season closes. IEC is an Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) immigration program that allows people to experience Canada and can be the…
How To Move Your Business To Canada Do you want to move your business to Canada? Do you also want to bring yourself and your family to Canada? As a business and personal immigration law firm, we work with successful and professional business owners from all over the world. We’ve helped many entrepreneurs and business owners move their businesses to Canada. In order to help you be successful, we need to understand: What do you…
The Canadian government approved 27,000 plus Canadian Experience Class (CEC) permanent residence applications for people who had applied for Express Entry on February 13. Many of those who received an Invitation To Apply didn’t qualify under normal EE requirements because they didn’t have the necessary points. To meet Canada’s immigration goal to welcome over 400,000 newcomers in 2021 to help build the economy, the government recognized the thousands of qualified immigrants who are already successfully…
Canada has recognized that travel restrictions are hurting international graduate students by expanding temporary program changes so that all online classes from their qualified university can count toward Post-Graduate Work Program (PGWP) eligibility. Before the pandemic severely restricted international travel, online learning could not count towards a PGWP application. In making the announcement Canada’s IRCC Minister of Immigration said: “This new policy means that students hoping to work in Canada after graduation won’t miss out…
If you are an immigrant already living in Canada who wants to become a permanent resident, 2021 might be the year your dreams come true. On Saturday, February 13, IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) held an Express Entry draw from the candidate pool and issued invitations for 27,332 people: five times the previous high of 5,000 for promising skilled workers who already live in the country. In announcing the new draw, IRCC said that…
Effective February 22, 2021, all travellers flying into Canada will be required to take a COVID-19 molecular test when they arrive in Canada before they exit the airport and another toward the end of their 14-day quarantine period. In an announcement by the government of Canada. With limited exceptions, these new travel restrictions are in addition to existing mandatory pre-boarding and health requirements for air travellers. Note: As of February 15, all air travellers…
Canada has many opportunities for business growth and welcomes newcomers who want to help grow Canada’s economy and create jobs for Canadians. Canada’s government has implemented many innovative programs to streamline immigration to Canada and expedite the process. But in today’s climate, immigration applications can get slowed down or derailed over a missing document or a missed deadline or poor communication. Business immigration to Canada is important to global companies and to their international workforce.…