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Help for Entrepreneurs Who Want to Move to Canada to Open a Business in 2023

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in Business Immigration to Canada and Entrepreneurs

Help for Entrepreneurs Who Want to Move to Canada to Open a Business in 2023

Canada is a great place to start a business. The country has a strong economy, a skilled workforce, and a welcoming attitude toward immigrants. If you're an entrepreneur who wants to move to Canada to open a business, a Canadian immigration lawyer can help you make the process go smoothly.

Here are some of the ways a Canadian immigration lawyer can help entrepreneurs:

  • Advise you on the best immigration program for your business.
    There are a number of different immigration programs available for entrepreneurs, each with its own eligibility requirements. A lawyer can help you assess your options and choose the program that's right for you.
  • Prepare your immigration application.
    The immigration application process can be complex, and a lawyer can help you gather the necessary paperwork and prepare your application in a way that meets all the requirements.
  • Represent you at immigration interviews.
    In some cases, you may need to attend an immigration interview as part of the application process. A lawyer can represent you at the interview and help you answer any questions the immigration officer may have.
  • Provide ongoing legal advice.
    Once you've been approved for immigration, you may still need legal advice on issues related to your business, such as hiring employees, renting office space, or registering your business. A lawyer can provide you with ongoing legal advice to help you navigate the Canadian business environment.

If you're an entrepreneur who's considering moving to Canada to open a business, I encourage you to contact an experienced Canadian immigration lawyer. A lawyer can help you make the process go smoothly and ensure that you're able to achieve your business goals in Canada.

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Can You DIY Your Canada Immigration Application?

Individuals who want to move to Canada are not required to hire an immigration lawyer to assist them with their application. However, there are some risks associated with DIYing your application, such as:

  • Making mistakes that could delay or even deny your application.
  • Not understanding the eligibility requirements for the program you're applying for.
  • Not being aware of all the supporting documents you need to submit.

According to Canadian newspaper The Star, “Many immigration consultants have only completed online courses at a community college. The education and training is just not comparable.” The Star found that data demonstrates immigration applications to Canada have a significantly higher rate of success when the applicant hires an immigration lawyer instead of filling the application out themselves or hiring an immigration consultant.

The data shows:

  • 10.4% of immigration applications prepared by an immigration lawyer were rejected
  • 18.9% of all applications were rejected
  • 19.3% of those who completed their own immigration application were refused
  • 18% of immigration applications prepared by an immigration consultant were rejected
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Here are some additional benefits for foreign entrepreneurs on hiring a Canadian immigration lawyer:

  • They can help you avoid making costly mistakes.
    The immigration process can be complex, and there are a number of rules and regulations that you need to follow. A lawyer can help you understand the rules and avoid making mistakes that could delay or even derail your application.
  • They can give you peace of mind.
    The immigration process can be stressful, but a lawyer can help you stay calm and focused on the task at hand. They can also keep you updated on the status of your application and let you know what to expect at each stage of the process.
  • They can help you appeal an immigration denial, if necessary. In some cases, you may need to appeal a decision on your immigration application. An immigration lawyer can represent you and help you get the best possible outcome.

If you're serious about moving to Canada to open a business, I highly recommend hiring a Canadian immigration lawyer. A lawyer can help you make the process go smoothly and ensure that you're able to achieve your business goals in Canada.

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Don't Risk Immigration Rejection Or Delays. Call Ackah Law Today

Ackah Business Immigration Law has extensive experience helping foreign entrepreneurs apply for a Canada visa. By using our experienced immigration legal services, you can avoid common mistakes that could lead to rejection and the potential loss of your chance to live and work in Canada. Ackah Business Immigration Law provides ongoing support throughout the entire process, so you can be confident that you are taking the necessary steps to secure your Canada work visa.

Ackah Business Immigration Law has offices in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver to help our clients move to new opportunities in Canada. To get in touch with Ackah Law, contact us at (403) 452-9515 or send an email directly to contact@ackahlaw.com.


Evelyn L. Ackah, BA, LL.B.

Founder/Managing Lawyer

Ms. Ackah is passionate about immigration law because it focuses on people and relationships, which are at the core of her personal values. Starting her legal career as a corporate/commercial ...

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