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
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
A Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) is an official document placed in your passport that demonstrates to Canadian authorities that you have met the requirements for admission into Canada as a visitor, student or worker. Canada requires citizens of certain countries to obtain a TRV before they can enter Canada. If you want to study or work in Canada, you will need to apply for that document through a separate application. Contact us today at (403) 452-9515 Ext. 107 or 1-800-932-1190 or email us directly.
According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), formerly Citizenship and Immigration in Canada (CIC), visitors are people who are not citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada , but who may legally enter the country for the purpose of vacation/holiday, visiting family, or attending business meetings. A visitor is someone who has a fixed or restricted length of stay in Canada, and whose visit is subject to various conditions.
You should know that a TRV is not permission to work or study during a visit to Canada. Some temporary residents can take programs of study up to six months in length, but conditions vary.
If you are planning a visit to Canada, you must determine if you are a visitor and if your stay makes it necessary that you have a TRV. Consulting an expert in such matters is a smart first step. Note that you have to obtain a TRV before you leave your country of origin, as you will not be permitted entry into Canada without one, and a TRV is not issued at the port-of-entry.
Not all foreign nationals require a TRV, some people may be allowed to enter with an eTA or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). The only exceptions to these rules (either needing an eTA or a TRV) are U.S. citizens who can show proper identification at the border.
Getting a TRV
Some people outside of Canada will need to submit their application via a Visa Application Centre (VAC) in their country of residence (as opposed to using the online option). There are options to apply for a TRV online, which requires the use of a scanner or camera to convert your documents into electronic files and a credit card for payment of the application fees. Citizens of some countries are required to give their "biometrics" (fingerprints and photos) as part of the application process. The biometrics are collected only at a VAC, however, the fees for collecting the biometrics can be paid online during the TRV application, if you wish.
To qualify for a TRV, you must meet the following criteria:
These are issues that may have specific requirements. For example, you may have to complete a medical examination in order to apply. Again, if you have specific questions about your TRV, it is wise to consult experts to determine what requirements are in place for your country of origin.
IRCC/CIC has made a very useful checklist available online called the Document Checklist for a Temporary Resident Visa.
Once you have started to put together your documents, you must then find the visa office where your application will be processed. IRCC/CIC has a complete online list that shows you the locations and allows you to discover more about the entire process. The list of Canadian Visa Offices around the globe is found on the IRCC/CIC website.
Though not a very complex matter, it must be done properly and in a timely manner. There are no guarantees about how quickly your TRV application can be processed, and it is best to get started as soon as you learn you will travel to Canada.
Contact us today at (403) 452-9515 Ext. 107 or 1-800-932-1190 or email us directly.