Meet Ackah Law Regulated Immigration Consultant Gisela Curi
Gisela Curi practices Canadian Immigration Law and specializes in economic migration servicing individual and corporate clients. She has over ten years of experience in Permanent and Temporary residence applications, including Work Permits (LMIA and LMIA-exempt categories), Study Permits, Temporary Resident Visas, Temporary Resident Permits, Express Entry (FSW, CEC, FST), Provincial Nominations (AINP, BCPNP).
Ms. Curi has lectured on legal topics relating to Canadian Immigration Law, and currently holds a faculty position at Ashton College. She is a member in good standing with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), as well as a Commissioner for Oaths for the Province of Alberta. She has been a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) since 2010.
She earned her Immigration Consultant Diploma from Bow Valley College in 2009 and her B.A. in International Relations from the University of Calgary in 2005.
1. Why did you become an Immigration Consultant?
I wanted to work in a field that allowed me to help people and make a difference (and I did not like medicine!)
2. How did you decide to work in immigration law?
Through my own experience as an immigrant. I came to Canada when I was 18 years old, without any family members. Luckily, I met an incredible Immigration Consultant who helped me navigate through the entire process and become a Canadian citizen. On a casual conversation with my Immigration Consultant about my future in Canada as a citizen and how I was looking to help people, he mentioned I should look into immigration as a career. This was 12 years ago. How time flies!
3. Why does someone need to hire an immigration lawyer?
Immigration legislation can be tricky. Though most information regarding programs and processes is readily available, it can be cumbersome and especially stressful to do the journey on your own. Immigration specialists help you keep your peace of mind knowing that you are, actually, on the right path.
4. If you could change one thing about immigration law, what would it be?
I would increase the accessibility and transparency provided by the government. Clients, as well as immigration practitioners, can encounter huge roadblocks when it comes to obtaining clarification on policies.
5. What do you see as the future of immigration law?
More applications being done through an online platform. This should (hopefully) lead to faster processing times and more accountability.
1. Having a family that rocks! I love my daughter, my partner and my family of friends that I have hand-picked in Canada.
2. At the professional level, I’m happy that I’ve been continuously challenged by taking on a variety of immigration cases.
3. At a very deep personal level, one of my best accomplishments has been personal growth. I can honestly be proud of my ability to get to know myself and being happy with whom I’ve become. I’m very lucky to live the life I’m living, and share it with the people I share it with.
Evelyn Ackah is a US and Canada immigration law expert and founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. Business immigration law focuses on helping people move into new opportunities — both personally and professionally. Ackah Immigration Law helps you to navigate the complex maze of rules and regulations involved with Canadian, U.S. and international immigration law with confidence. Headquartered in Calgary and with offices in Vancouver and Toronto, Ackah Business Immigration Law provides legal immigration advice for those looking to move for work, education or personal reasons.
We provide expertise in all areas of immigration law ranging from corporate immigration to personal and family immigration matters. We provide comprehensive immigration services to clients around the world representing corporations, institutions, not for profit organizations and individual clients. As your immigration lawyers and paralegals, we provide you with timely and strategic advice relating to the constantly changing immigration laws and regulations.
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