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

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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.”

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Evelyn Ackah

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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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Thank you very much for your help on this case. Another good experience with you. Job well done!

– Helen Leung

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