Frequently Asked Questions

Why Do I Need an Immigration Lawyer?

By not using a lawyer you can be putting your business and your family at risk. Understand your rights and learn about the benefits of using an immigration lawyer.


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Why Should I Hire Evelyn Ackah?

I immigrated to Canada as a child, studied law and chose to specialize in immigration law to help people and businesses understand and navigate complex, changing  immigration laws and regulations. As the founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law, I have helped thousands of individuals and organizations cross borders seamlessly.

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Where Are You Located?

Ackah Business Immigration Law is headquartered in Calgary, Canada, with offices in Vancouver and Toronto. We work with clients in Canada, the US, and around the globe — in person, by phone, by email, or via Skype.



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How Much Will It Cost?

Every case is unique, and requires complicated paperwork and preparation. If it were easy to immigrate to Canada, you wouldn’t need an immigration lawyer. It takes a significant amount of work and knowledge.

Immigration applications can be refused due to minor oversights and omissions that can delay or negatively impact your business or your family reunifications plans. By not using a lawyer you can be putting your business and your family at risk. Schedule a consultation with Ackah Law to discuss your unique situation.


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Can Ackah Law Help People Who Want to Go to School in Canada?

Can Ackah Law help people get a Study Permit and Temporary Visa if they want to go to school in Canada or the United States? Yes, Ackah Law can help you get a Study Permit for Canada. But we cannot help you get into the school of your choice: you have to do the research and fill out the paperwork to get approved for the academic institution you want to attend.

Once you are accepted to a learning institution in Canada or the United States, we can help you get a Study Permit, and if needed for your home country, a Temporary Student Visa. We can't counsel you on which schools are better, or where you should apply. Our role as your legal counsel is to guide you once you have acceptance and can prove you can support yourself while in school.




Does Ackah Law Help People Find Jobs in Canada or the US?

No, Ackah Law does not help people find employment so they can enter Canada or the United States as workers. Our role as immigration lawyers and paralegals is to help you get immigration papers after you have been offered a position by a Canadian or United States employer. We help you get your paperwork together and approved so you can come to Canada. Our expertise is legal only: once you have a job in Canada or employer who is willing to sponsor you to come to Canada or the United States, we can help you get your immigration papers.


How Does Ackah Law Support the Immigrant Community? Do You Do Pro Bono Work? Do You Hire Immigrants?

Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah:
Importance of Hiring Newcomers via Immigrant Services Calgary

Immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah, founder and managing lawyer of Ackah Business Immigration Law, explains why it’s important to support the immigrant community and hire foreign-trained professionals who are newcomers to Canada. As a Canada and US immigration lawyer, Evelyn recommends employers participate in the Immigrant Services Calgary program to provide internships to skilled foreign professionals to give them Canadian work experience, and the many benefits of hiring foreign-trained professionals.

Ackah Law Articling Student Grace Akpan and Immigrant Services Calgary

When Nigerian lawyer Grace Akpan moved to Calgary, Canada, Immigrant Services Canada helped her find employment with Ackah Business Immigration Law, and soon after was offered a position as an Articling Student by Managing Lawyer Evelyn Ackah. Grace has since been offered a permanent position once she is called to the Alberta bar. 


Ackah Law is committed to supporting the immigrant community in Calgary and across Canada by volunteering time and providing sponsorships to community organizations.


What’s my Express Entry score?

Express Entry is Canada's skilled-worker immigration application process for high-skilled foreign workers and international students who want to move to Canada permanently and have skills and education needed by employers.

Express Entry is based on a scoring system with points for skills, experience education, language, family in Canada and other qualifications.

Learn more about Express Entry.

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