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
Heather obtained her LL.B (Honours with Distinction) from the University of Leicester, England in 2016. Upon returning to Canada, Heather completed a Masters of Law Common Law degree from the University of British Columbia in order to complete the requirements set out by the National Committee of Accreditation. Prior to her law degree, Heather obtained a B.A. in History from the University of Calgary.
During her time at the University of Leicester, Heather was involved in several of the internal competitions, including: mooting, negotiation and mediation. During her second year of law school she volunteered her time as a judge for internal mooting competitions and was awarded “Judge of the Year.” Heather also participated in the University of Leicester Canadian Law Society mentorship program, where she provided academic and social support to incoming students from Canada.
While at the University of British Columbia, Heather was a research assistant to the Dean of Law, Catherine Dauvergne. Heather was responsible for researching and compiling data on the topic of Exclusions under Article 1(F) of the Refugee Convention and the impact of the UNHCR’s Gender Guidelines on how women claimants are treated by tribunals in Canada.
Also, during her time at UBC, Heather volunteered as a clinician with the Law Students Legal Advice Program (LSLAP) in their Gordon House Immigration Clinic. During her time with LSLAP Heather aided in matters relating to spousal sponsorship, humanitarian and compassionate claims, inadmissibility and renewal of work and student permits. Heather also volunteered with Amici Curiae Organization where she assisted temporary foreign workers in filing for uncontested divorces.
In her spare time, Heather enjoys travelling, trying out new recipes and spending time with her family, friends and her three cats.