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.
Known for its friendliness, Canada nonetheless does have policies that allow it to effectively deny admission for those it deems a risk or threat. Contact us today at (403) 452-9515 Ext. 107 or 1-800-932-1190 or email us directly.
The most common reasons that you will be deemed inadmissible are:
If you are refused entry to Canada because of some of those reasons, there may still be ways to enter the country.
For example, those who have been convicted of one crime may consider gaining access to Canada by being "deemed" rehabilitated. This is going to depend on how long it has been since the crime was committed. If enough time has passed since all of the conditions of the sentence for the conviction were met, you may be eligible for deemed rehabilitated.
Border officers are given a lot of discretion on this issue. They have authority to ask about the type of crime, whether you are guilty of multiple crimes, and even discuss the stability of your life. They are also going to consider if you are likely to commit another crime, and the length of time since you committed a crime. Often, if it has been ten years or more since the conviction and all conditions have been satisfied, you will be granted deemed rehabilitated status.
Some people take a risk and wait until they are entering Canada to find out if they qualify for deemed rehabilitation status. Rather than wait, it is best to apply for a determination of individual rehabilitation.
This is a formal decision made before you reach the border by Canadian consular officials. You must apply for it, and it must be at least five years since you completed all of the requirements of the sentence, such as paying any fines and completing parole.
You may also get a pardon or discharge from the state or country where you were convicted. This too can allow you to obtain that re-entry, but only the IRCC office may accept that and not the Officer at the border.
If it has been less than five years since your court sentence was completed and you have a compelling reason to enter Canada, you may be able to obtain a Temporary Resident Permit. This is a document that allows you to enter and remain in Canada despite your status as inadmissible.
"Your need to enter or stay in Canada must outweigh the health or safety risks to Canadian society, as determined by an immigration or a border services officer. Even if the reason you are inadmissible seems minor, you must demonstrate that your visit is justified."
Permits are issued for fixed periods of time, and you must leave Canada by the expiry date or get a new one before the original document expires. Obtaining a Temporary Resident Permit requires an application to be submitted. As with all applications, there are fees associated with Temporary Resident Permits.
Contact us today at (403) 452-9515 Ext. 107 or 1-800-932-1190 or email us directly.