In The Media


March 8 2019

I'm honored that on International Women's Day, the Globe and Mail is featuring my article on "what the law firm of my dreams would look and feel like. It would be a place I’d be happy to go to every day, where I could bring my entire self to work – all aspects of me – the Black woman, the parent, the immigrant from Ghana, the feminist, the lawyer and the entrepreneur." 

Join a business that brings balance to your life

How to Spend Your Time

February 2019 

Evelyn Ackah, owner of Evelyn Ackah Business Immigration Law, juggles a demanding career and family life as a single mom by delegating anything she can and buying more time for what’s important to her. 

When You Realize That Your Time is More Valuable Than Your Money 

Immigration screening in Canada - Evelyn Ackah

Mar 3, 2017

Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah explains how the government vets immigrants and refugees, on CBC Calgary Eyeopener.

Immigrant business owners seek financing less than Canadian born ones: study

Evelyn Ackah, a Calgary-based immigration lawyer, said it’s still tougher for recent immigrants to get access to financing in the first place. Her firm often works with clients trying to set up businesses in Canada. 

“Sometimes, I need to do those calls to banks to assure them that they’re doing everything correctly, and these people do have the incomes they say they have and the means to buy the properties that they want to buy,” she said. “Or invest in businesses they want to invest in.”

Minister defends refugee deal with U.S. as calls grow for it to be cancelled

“I’m not sure it should be a permanent change given the climate … and the outroar happening in the States,” she said. “Canada is … the place where people come in times of need.”

Canadian tech could benefit if Trump ends work permits for visa holder spouses: experts

December 23, 2017

“Being able to bring a spouse or a partner and children is a huge advantage to making that very difficult decision to leave your home country and start over somewhere else,” explained Evelyn Ackah, founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. 

Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah Says It's Time to Change the Bureaucratic Maze

November 10, 2017

N.L. woman says paperwork gaffe nixed costly bid to reunite family

Successful Permanent Residence for Red Deer Shooting Victim

March 23, 2017

Evelyn Ackah and Ackah Business Immigration Law recognized for involvement with Red Deer Shooting Victim Permanent Residence Case

Immigration screening in Canada - Evelyn Ackah

March 3, 2017

Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah explains how the government vets immigrants and refugees, on CBC Calgary Eyeopener.

NAFTA Requirements for Working in the U.S.

November 8, 2016

Evelyn's webinar to APEGA members outlining requirements for working in the United States.  

Evelyn Ackah Featured in Human Capital Magazine for the HRIA

Evelyn Ackah is featured in the Spring 2016 edition of Human Capital Magazine, the official magazine of the Human Resources Institute of Alberta. Click on the link below and turn to page and turn to Page 33-35 to read about Employer Compliance after receiving a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) for Temporary Foreign Workers:

Evelyn Ackah's article published on Financial Post

Express Entry Permanent Residence program is anything but

Ackah Law Webinar Presentation on Express Entry for CCCA/CBA September 28 2015

Navigating From Express Entry to Permanent Residency: Critical Risk and Compliance Issues

Express entry gives first dibs to temporary foreign workers

Evelyn Ackah Quoted on CBC News article on Express Entry

New Permanent Residence System Punishes Canadian Businesses

Evelyn Ackah highlights current issues with Express Entry application system

Calgary Chamber Tweet

Calgary Chamber Tweets Ackah Business Immigration Law regarding Temporary Foreign Workers

CBC News — the Syrian refugee crisis

September 4, 2015

Evelyn Ackah
discusses the Syrian refugee crisis, Canadian immigration policy, and the
opportunity for individuals to help by sponsoring refugees (CBC Calgary News,
September 3, 2015).

Make Immigration Work For You

Ackah Business Immigration Law presenting at Global Petroleum Career Expo 2015.


The Lawyers Weekly

Slow Start to Express Entry

Alberta Venture Magazine

Is your CEO a TFW?

Advertising Agency Producers

April 8, 2015

Evelyn Ackah’s presentation on Crossing Borders – Taking the Stress out of Shooting Commercials in the US, in Montreal, Quebec.

Western Canada Highway News Magazine

Spring, 2015

Evelyn and Natasha Lakhani discuss labour shortages in the trucking industry and Canada's immigration policy.

CBC Radio

March 31, 2015

Evelyn discusses changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker program.

CBC Radio

March 18, 2015

Evelyn discusses distracted driving legislation.


February 26, 2015

Evelyn discusses Temporary Foreign Worker issues for high skilled oil patch employees.

CBC Radio

February 24, 2015

Evelyn discusses Temporary Foreign worker issues for high skilled workers in Alberta.

Business In Calgary

December, 2014

Evelyn discusses Temporary Foreign worker issues for business in Alberta.

Be Part of the Energy

Evelyn shares her impressions of Calgary’s energetic entrepreneurial community.

Founding Ackah Immigration Law

Evelyn explains how client need established her firm’s clear focus.

Crossing Borders Seamlessly

Ackah Business Immigration Law, CAPS.

Globe and Mail

October 2013

Personal essay: Why my kids aren’t twins, but twiblings.

Avenue Magazine Top 40 Under 40

October 2010

Evelyn is profiled in Avenue’s annual showcase of young Calgary talent.