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
Canada has many ways for people to qualify for Self Employed Permanent Residence, which is often based on their work, skills and education. Contact us today at (403) 452-9515 Ext. 107 or 1-800-932-1190 or email us directly.
There are three pathways for Permanent Residency for those who are self-employed:
Applicants must have proven records of earning an income and supporting themselves and their families through their work. As an example, the criteria for the cultural activities workers is that they must be "world class".
Qualifying and Applying
To qualify for the Self-Employed Stream, according to Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), formerly Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), you must have relevant experience that meets the specific area in which you work. Just like everyone else hoping for Permanent Resident status in Canada, you will have to submit an application. However, it is not as simple as it sounds. More information can be found on the Citizenship and Immigration Website.
Your application is scored out of a possible 100 points. In order to be accepted you must earn at least 35 points. As an example, if you have five years of demonstrable and proven experience, you receive 35 points. If you can only prove two years of experience, it is worth 20. The officer receiving the application also takes into consideration your age (with points deducted for each year over 49 and under 21). Your education and your language levels boost your score, and your "adaptability" will play a role as well.
And if you don't hit 35 points? There is still an option for entering as a self-employed person. It is entirely up to the discretion of a visa officer to grant Permanent Residence, but you must formally ask for that consideration. Again, though, you will need evidence proving you will make a go of it in your chosen field. The process of consideration is complicated, with two officers needing to be in agreement.
This is why self-employed immigrants into Canada will benefit greatly from time spent with an expert, discussing options and making the best application possible.
Contact us today at (403) 452-9515 Ext. 107 or 1-800-932-1190 or email us directly.