Calgary: (403) 452‑9515 Vancouver: (604) 985‑9512 Toronto: (416) 643‑7177
North America: 1 (800) 932-1190
Evelyn Ackah is the Founder and Managing Lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. She has been practicing law since 1999 and brings her passion and knowledge for immigration law to her corporate and individual clients from all over the world.
We provide a full range of Canadian, U.S. and International immigration services, including:
Our clients tell us repeatedly that we provide a higher level of service, responsiveness, attention to detail and immigration expertise than they have experienced elsewhere.
We pride ourselves on our client-focused service. Save yourself time and money and call us first.
Here’s what our clients say about how we take care of them…
I can’t thank you enough for ALL OF YOUR HELP. The piece of mind you have provided to me during a time when I was about ready to melt was invaluable and very much appreciated. I truly felt like you were in my corner against the mammoth.
Please never underestimate the comfort you provide by the way you partner with your clients. It’s what separates you. I would and will highly recommend you whenever I can.
It has been a pleasure working with you. I hope our paths cross again down the road.
Ackah Business Immigration Law has been instrumental in making a few very important projects come to life at Theatre Calgary. Without their expertise wisdom, guidance, and intelligence, we are not sure that our projects could have gone forth.
Thanks to their clear and quick leadership, Artists from America have travelled across borders effortlessly. As well, when we need assistance travelling our Canadian Artists we rely on Ackah Business Immigration Law . Through our repeated association, we know that this aspect of our complicated business is handled by an excellent team. Ackah Business Immigration Law has made our important projects come to life properly - and for that I will always be grateful.
Dennis Garnhum, Artistic Director, Theatre Calgary
It is one thing to earn a living; it is another thing to make a difference in the world.
This is our formal thank you note to Evelyn Ackah and the Ackah Law Team for all the effort they put into helping us navigate and finally resolve the hurdle that was Canadian Immigration back in the spring of 2012.
A friend referred us to Evelyn; he assured us that Evelyn would take good care of us. Our friend was confident we were in good hands and said Evelyn would do her very best to help us and she did! At the time we did not know that his referral would go far beyond finding us help. Slowly we realized that it would become our own personal story of how we received grace and were reminded of the power in paying it forward
We wrote a detailed page of our dilemma, explaining how we came to be in the position we were in (overwhelmed with the hurdle that was Canadian Immigration and the uncertainty that we faced as a young family in Calgary). Evelyn agreed to take on our file with her team. They found the time to personally call us and listened intently and understood the details of what we were dealing with. They gave us their time, an honest opinion and provided clear direction which proved to be invaluable advice. Months went by but in time, we received word from Ackah Law that the Immigration office had finally reviewed our file and a decision had been made allowing our family to finally put the immigration matter to rest. We were finally able to focus again to live our lives without fear or pending doom.
Looking back now, even the sun appeared to shine a little brighter that day. At first we didn’t know whether to bake them a cake, drive out to meet their team, find their offices and personally thank them with a mighty hug or simply cry out to the heavens in thankful relief. Instead we emailed them to express our heartfelt thank-you and we hoped that they would know deep in their hearts just how grateful we were for all of their help.
Even though we relied on emails and phone conversations to communicate with them that year, we will always remember their constant professionalism, their kindness and understanding at a time that brought us so much pain not to mention fear. As if all their hard work wasn’t enough, Evelyn then then casually mentions that all their work was done pro-bono! We were thoroughly humbled!
To this day we are still eager to share how wonderful they all are as human beings but even more than that, we continue to pay it forward in honor of them, their service to us and their continued dedication in helping others.
We had an impossible task of getting a work visa in 72 hours. Ackah Business Immigration Law made it happen with professional, clear and supportive service. From the first contact we knew we were in the best hands. Evelyn called us while on vacation before introducing us to her team.....wow!!! Our company will use them again and again.
Melissa Willis, Senior Producer
Ackah Business Immigration Law took care of everything. A friendly, knowledgeable and efficient team with impeccable attention to detail
Ackah Business Immigration Law managed my application for Permanent Residency in a very professional manner and gave very helpful advice. I witnessed the firms hard work and friendly nature first hand, making the complications associated with a PR application much easier to handle.
We have been working on a very delicate situation in which a young temporary foreign worker was unfortunately seriously injured during an armed robbery and has left him requiring many surgeries and extensive rehabilitation. We are working hard to have this wonderful young man remain in Canada so he may continue to receive the level and quality of care he requires and deserves. As we navigate through the system, the guidance, compassion, commitment and concern that Evelyn and the entire team have provided, has been invaluable to us all. I feel truly fortunate and privilidged to have Ackah Business Immigration Law on our side as their passion genuinely shines through.
I used Ackah Business Immigration Law to assist me during my application process for a work permit. Evelyn and her team provided great support whenever I needed it and made it possible for me to perform my one-year internship at McGill University. I had the feeling that they cared about by immigration to a high extent and without their help, I would not have been able to get my work permit.
Steffan Noe Christiansen, MSc student in Molecular Medicine, Aarhus University
We recently partnered with Ackah Business Immigration Law to complete a critical hire for our business. Both Sacha and Evelyn were outstanding to work with. Their communication was consistently prompt and clear. Evelyn interacted directly with our new employee to ensure they were prepared, and ultimately successful, in their application. Easily one of the best vendor partners I have worked with – highly recommended!
I used the service of Ackah/ Business immigration Law for a TN work visa in the US. Both Sacha and Evelyn were professional and helpful in obtaining the visa and the border was smooth and not stressful. I would recommend their service to anyone requiring any help with Visa’s and cross border issues. Thanks.
“Commitment” - This is one word sums up Evelyn Ackah and her team. The last few years Canadian immigration policies have been a moving target. Throughout this period Ackah Law focused to provide reliable and exceptional service.
Thanks for your consistency and concern. I did receive the PR card 2 weeks ago. Thanks so much to you and your firm for your support on this important step on my professional career and personal life.
Forbes Bros. Ltd. chose Ackah law as our immigration specialist for several reasons:
1. Competence: As immigration, permanent residency and the temporary Foreign worker program are necessary to our business we are not in a position to use a less than fully qualified service provider on these files.
2. Responsiveness: When you are dealing with the lives of people, there is nothing more important to that individual at that moment than his or her immigration issues, responsiveness to this, and an appreciation of the employee’s position is key.
3. Attitude: The thing I like best about Ackah law is the attitude and can-do spirit of the staff. Evelyn and her team show us what a small group of dedicated individuals can do. IT is the first time in a long time that I didn’t feel like a billable hour in a lawyers office.
Doug Elniski, Vice President - Human Resources
Efficacité, rigueur et disponibilité, voilà les mots qui décrivent le service auquel nous avons eu droit avec l’équipe de Ackah!
En production, les délais sont souvent serrés et les changements font partie du quotidien. L’équipe d’Evelyn Ackah a su répondre à tous nos besoins et demandes pour faciliter le passage des comédiens et de l’équipe de production à l’étranger, sans soucis. Une paix grandement appréciée!
Je n’hésiterais pas une seconde à la recommander aux gens du milieu qui nécessitent ce type de services.
Efficiency, accuracy and availability, these are the words that best describe the service we received from the Ackah team!
In production, tight deadlines and last-minute changes are part of our daily routine. Evelyn Ackah’s team was able to meet all of our requirements and needs in assisting our actors and production team in foreign countries, with no worries. A peace-of-mind greatly appreciated!
I would not hesitate to recommend Evelyn Ackah’s team to anyone in the field requiring this type of service.
The team from Quatre Zero Un, Montreal
You are one of the most professional people I have had the pleasure of working with and I hold you in the highest regard.
Peter Lyons, Business Manager
Evelyn’s commitment to her clients and her love of our community makes her a great fit with our company.
Deb Jarvis, Human Resources Leader
I originally contacted Evelyn to assist us in developing expatriate practices for the company I was working with many years ago. I have been extremely pleased with the support, organization, professionalism and keen sense of urgency that they carryout in all of the work that they have completed.
Over the years, I have engaged Evelyn and her team for immigration business matters and continue to refer them to my network and colleagues.
Ann Gosselin, BAdmin, CHRP, RPR, Manager, Human Resources
Ackah Business Immigration Law is one of Waste Management’s primary counsel for Canadian immigration matters. Evelyn Ackah and her knowledgeable staff are skilled and trusted advisors to the Company. Ackah Business Immigration Law understands the importance of our business in Canada and provides quality work at a cost that is reasonable and significantly less than the big firms. I highly recommend Evelyn and the team at Ackah Business Immigration Law.
LaTonya Warner, Senior Paralegal - Labor & Employment
Every organization that requires immigration support and guidance should have a partner they trust. I have had the true pleasure of working with Evelyn Ackah and her firm for over 7 years now. I trust her and I particularly appreciate the level of service she delivers to our organization. Evelyn and her staff are professional, intelligent, patient and caring - values we share.
Ginger Kryzanowski, Associate
Heli Source Ltd. has had the pleasure and opportunity to use the services of Ackah Law for our Immigration/Visa requirements since 2011. We have found the firm and the personnel to be extremely Professional, Knowledgeable, Timely and a Pleasure to work with, meeting and exceeding our needs.
With pleasure, I would strongly recommend Ackah Law for your Immigration and Visa requirements.
Tony Hunley, President
Working with Evelyn and her team at Ackah Business Immigration Law is always a pleasure. They are prompt, professional and experts.
We have worked with them to bring Artists into Canada and it has always been a seamless process. I can highly recommend them.
Lesley MacMillan, Producer
I have had the pleasure of working with Evelyn Ackah on various immigration, LMIA, permanent residency and border issues for the past seven years. Evelyn and her team are the ultimate resources for any employer seeking to navigate the ever changing legal climate in a timely and professional manner. Evelyn’s wealth of knowledge, experience and industry connections coupled with her ability to simplify complex legal processes have made her my ‘go-to’ resource for all issues pertaining to business immigration.
Eileen Marley, Human Resources Business Partner - Corporate and Concord
Ackah Law has provided services to n-gen People Performance Inc. for over 5 years. From the initial consultation of our needs through the evolution and growth of our business, Evelyn and the Ackah team of lawyers and professionals have been integral support in our growing business in the United States.
Adwoa K. Buahene M.A., Managing Partner, n-gen People Performance Inc.
In my role leading Human Resources and Corporate Services environments over the years, it has been my pleasure to work with Ackah Business Immigration Law, engaging their services and legal counsel for a wide variety of immigration matters. I have found their practice to be professional, knowledgeable and responsive, always at the forefront in educating clients on the changing face of Immigration legislation and requirements. It is my pleasure to recommend Ackah Business Immigration Law as experts in their field.
Marci Hamilton, Manager, Corporate Services
Evelyn and her team are amazing resources. Evelyn has been fantastic to work with and has supported me on various projects I’ve worked on and has been a great support to the people I work with. Ackah Business Immigration Law is my number 1 choice when it comes to immigration support.
Sean Alley, Human Resources Generalist
We have been using the services of Ackah Business Immigration Law for over 5 years. Evelyn and her team have provided vital and critical help to us in navigating the complicated and ever changing rules on how to bring qualified and talented dancers to Canada as foreign workers to become part of our company. Diversity enriches what we do and these dancers are essential to our artistic success and community outreach. Evelyn’s team lead the application process, take care of all the administration and provides constant support throughout the process. As a small registered charity having this expertise available is instrumental to our success we applaud Ackah Business Immigration for generously supplying their professional services to us pro bono. Their involvement helps us to continue to enrich lives by engaging people in exploring, evolving and promoting the art of jazz dance.
Kathi Sundstrom, Executive Director for Decidedly Jazz Danceworks
Ackah Law has been an integral supporter of Vin Room. I appreciate the cost effective solutions that Ackah Law identified for our human resource needs and expertise in navigating the immigration process to bring in the right staff for our growing business.
We look forward to a continued relationship with Ackah Law as we expand our business.
Phoebe Fung, Proprietor, Vin Room & VR Wine
Ackah Business Immigration Law went above and beyond to help us with our immigration needs. Their attention to detail and speedy handling of our case were impressive, I would be more than happy to recommend this firm.
Victoria Sopik, CEO, Kids and Company Ltd.
Evelyn Ackah and firm have been one of the most caring and considerate and most knowledgeable and responsive firms that we have had the pleasure of dealing with.
What stands out the most about Evelyn and her team is the level of care and personal attention that is generally lacking in other firms. In several situations and in times of crisis Evelyn's response and speed of achieving results has been most astonishing.
We are so greatly impressed and most satisfied. As for value of what we receive there are none that compare to Evelyn Ackah's firm.
Alex Rivera, Cleaver Holding Ltd.
In 2010 Softtek was a new foreign company in the Canadian Market and although we were already very experienced with immigration matters in other countries, Canada was an exciting challenge that we needed to take with the best immigration support and our search led to Ms. Evelyn Ackah, whom at that time decided to start her own law firm. Working with Ms. Evelyn Ackah and her team has been a very pleasant experience, they understand our business and support our needs very professionally. Their support has been critical for our operation in Canada, we trust their knowledge, discipline and commitment. We hope to continue working with them for many years.
Evelyn and her team have been strong partners to Fircroft Canada and our clients. Her consultative approach is always professional and informative. We appreciate that she takes the time to help us understand the various regulations of the immigration process.
Laura Hole, Account Coordinator, Fircroft Group
It is always an asset to have a professional with experience to lead you through the intricacies. When language, cultural differences, and government policy are hurdles to completing an immigration request, it is good to have someone who can explain and guide you through the paperwork. Thank you for going the extra mile and adding your support letter to the documents, and building a well-supported package for submittal. I look forward to working with you and your team in the future.
Donald Moffat, Project Management
We couldn’t have made a better choice than Ackah Law for guiding us through a process we knew nothing about. Especially appreciated that they were on top of key dates and deadlines, and making sure everything was followed up in a timely fashion. Evelyn and her team are professional, knowledgeable and quick to respond to our queries. We always knew where we were at in a complex process. We have already recommended Ackah Law to others.
We received our nanny’s work permit this week and I wanted to send you my heartfelt thanks for all that you did to make this successful. This is a prime example of the wonderful work you do and why you are so amazingly well suited in your field. My husband and I are able to come to work worry-free knowing that our son is well taken care of and that feeling is truly priceless.
We are grateful for your service and support, and will not hesitate to refer your firm to others.
Barry Nelson, Director, Human Resources
It is hard enough in the normal course of business to obtain permanent resident status in Canada. Imagine the difficulty in gaining that status with a 36 year old developmentally disabled daughter. That was our experience. My husband had been recruited for the C.E.O. position at the Calgary Public Library. Even the process to obtain temporary work permits for all three of our family members took some time and effort. The Ackah Firm was with us every step of the way. They gave us good advice, managed the paperwork and kept my husband’s employer informed. They were also proactive by insisting that we get on with the process of permanent residency in a timely fashion. Again their experience and knowledge paid off. They utilized other legal expertise to make a case that our daughter would not be a burden to the Country or the Province. They were respectful of our point of view that despite her disabilities she had always been an active and engaged member of the community. We were pleased that permanent residence for parents and child came through fully six months before the temporary status expired.
Margaret and Bill Ptacek
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. Located in Calgary, Ackah Law Firm provides legal immigration advice for those looking to move for work, education or personal reasons.