MAPLE 2.0 Interns at Ackah Law

11 October 2017

MAPLE 2.0 Mentorship In Action

Ackah Law embraces the opportunity to participate in Canada's MAPLE 2.0: a mentorship program for recent immigrants to Canada: 

Mentorship in Action is a national program that brings together employers with internationally educated professionals (IEP’s) through mentorship placements. It creates employment opportunities for new immigrants and helps employers enhance their intercultural understanding. 

We work from an employer’s perspective by identifying the needs of employers in breaking down the barriers to hiring recent immigrants. 

MAPLE 2.0 helps recent immigrants with training and skills:

  • gain valuable supervised work experience in their field 
  • learn Canadian office culture and practices 
  • build professional references 
  • develop a network of contacts 
  • improve their English skills 

Immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah, manager and founding lawyer of Ackah Business Immigration Law, knows firsthand the valuable skills immigrants bring to Canada's  workforce, and welcomes programs like MAPLE 2.0 that reinforce Canadian multiculturalism and diversity while building our economy: 

Ackah Law recently hired a law intern through MAPLE 2.o:
After attending law school in Nigeria and practicing law in Nigeria and Singapore, she moved to Canada and began volunteering in several nonprofits, including Calgary Immigrant Women's Association (CIWA). As a volunteer at the CIWA legal clinic, she developed a deep interest in immigration law as a result of the complex issues associated with immigration law matters, and joined the MAPLE 2.0, which placed her as a Mentee in Ackah Business Immigration Law (Ackah Law) for three months. During her mentorship placement program at Ackah Law, she was further exposed to more complex immigration law matters, which inspired her to enter the practice of immigration law to support clients to achieve their desired individual and organizational goals. 

After her successful internship through MAPLE, we offered our Mentee a position as an Articling Student at Ackah Law. When she completes her Articling term, she will be qualified to practice law in Canada. 

Immigrants as Innovators: Boosting Canada's Global Competiveness: 

"The Conference Board of Canada puts the annual national cost of underutilizing immigrant skills between $4.1 & $5.9 billion."

MAPLE 2.0 is fully funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada; all recruitment, placement and training services are offered at no cost to employers. Contact MAPLE 2.0 to learn more about becoming an employer here

Do you have questions about Canada immigration? We Can Help 

Evelyn Ackah is a Canada immigration law expert and founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. 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.   

Contact Ackah Business Immigration Law 
(403) 452-9515 Ext. 107 or 1-800-932-1190 or contact@ackahlaw.com 

 

 

 



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