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
The Canadian government announced on October 2015 that Canada wants entrepreneurs. Canada’s new Start-Up Visa is the first of its kind in the world, linking immigrant entrepreneurs with experienced private sector organizations that have expertise in working with start-ups. Contact us today at (403) 452-9515 Ext. 107 or 1-800-932-1190 or email us directly.
Successful applicants to this program will be able to immigrate to Canada as Permanent Residents with no conditions attached to the success of their business.
Naturally, it is not as easy as proclaiming yourself as an entrepreneur and receiving immediate permanent residency. Qualifying for this program requires the following:
Clearly, this means that the first step is to obtain your financial commitment by an angel investor and the Canadian government has revealed its dedication to making this program a success by collaborating with several groups. CIC is aligned with Canada’s Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, the National Angel Capital Organization and the Canadian Acceleration and Business Incubation Association to identify the participating private sector organizations. A full list of designated organizations is made available at their website.
You will also want to spend time speaking to an immigration expert who is familiar with the new Start-up Visa program, and all other forms of visa programs.
Eligibility and Next Steps
Once you have the commitment in hand and a formal letter of support, you will need to prove that your business actually meets the formal ownership requirements. Currently, up to five people can apply for a visa as the owners of a single business. They must each have ten percent control and the designated organization (the angel investor) along with the applicants must have more than 50% voting rights as well. This must be shown when submitting the application along with the financial ability of the applicants.
You can obtain an application package from the CIC online, and it can be completed using a computer. You can learn about this at the Start-up Visa application page.
Naturally, it does take a lot of planning, and the first step is to be sure you can obtain solid financial backing and support through a designated organization. Once you have that letter of commitment, it is simply a matter of meeting the visa eligibility guidelines. Then you can be on your way to business ownership in Canada as a Permanent Resident.
Contact us today at (403) 452-9515 Ext. 107 or 1-800-932-1190 or email us directly.