x
(587) 705-0764
Ackah Business Immigration Law – Personal and Corporate Immigration
Contact us

Contact Information

1 (403) 452-9515

1 (800) 932-1190

Book a Free Consult

More Options...

How Can an American Open a Business or Branch in Canada?

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in Cross Border Business

How Can an American Open a Business or Branch in Canada?

Business Immigration and Cross Border Business are rapidly evolving as the needs of individuals and companies change due to new laws, health concerns, the economy and the ease of international travel. Canada's government and immigration laws make it a welcoming, attractive destination for American companies and individuals to expand their business or launch a new company.

Many United States business owners are looking north to expand and grow their business. Canada is a good option for Americans to open a business because we share a common language, similar work and home cultures, education goals and are in the same time zones with shared borders. Many American workers welcome the opportunity to move to Canada's progressive society with free and accessible education and health care.

I will do whatever it takes. There will be more to come.
- Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

There is more than one way for an American to have a business in Canada:

  • open a new business
  • open a branch location
  • buy an existing business
  • invest in an existing business
  • hire Canadian workers to work remotely
  • outsource work to Canadian companies, aka nearshoring or nearsourcing
  • transfer existing employees to Canada

Canada Welcomes Foreign Business and Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Read the full article on LinkedIn: Are You an American Who Wants to Open a Business or Branch Location in Canada?

Have An Immigration Lawyer On Your Side

You need to have the right information and resources to prevent costly business decisions. Consult a Canada immigration professional BEFORE you cross the border if you are considering opening a branch location, starting a new business, or nearshoring to Canada.

Contact Ackah Law today at (403) 452-9515 Ext. 100 or 1-800-932-1190 or email us directly at 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 ...

More About Evelyn L. Ackah, BA, LL.B.

3 Things for Canadian Employers to Remember When Hiring U.S. Employees

Canadian employers with operations in the United States who want to hire American workers have many legal and practical questions, such as healthcare, education, taxes, housing, ...

Read More

New Verified Traveller Program Launching in Canada

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) will launch a new Verified Traveller program that offers a faster and more efficient screening experience for eligible travellers ...

Read More

NEXUS Centres Reopening in Canada March 27

NEXUS application centres will reopen at 8 Canadian airports starting March 27, 2023. Starting Monday, March 20, NEXUS applicants can book interviews at most major Canadian airports. ...

Read More

Canada and U.S. Reach Nexus Workaround On Border Security Dispute

BOOK YOUR FREE CASE EVALUATION The backlog of Nexus applications exceeds 330,000, the trusted-traveller program for Canadians and Americans to cross the border has disrupted ...

Read More

NEXUS Backlog Grows to Over 330,000

The NEXUS trusted traveller program allows pre-approved Canadians to use separate, faster lines when travelling to and from the United States. The Canada Border Services Agency ...

Read More

New Ruling on NEXUS Card Cancellations

Canada's Federal Court has ruled against NEXUS card cancellations for minor rules infractions. Over 1.4 million of the 1.7 million NEXUS cardholders are Canadian citizens or permanent ...

Read More

The team at Ackah Law is responsive, thorough and provides high-quality work!

J.M.

View All Testimonials