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Ackah Law Pro Bono Cultural Immigration Services: Decidedly Jazz Dance

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Ackah Law Pro Bono Cultural Immigration Services: Decidedly Jazz Dance

Evelyn Ackah and the team at Ackah Business Immigration Law are proud and honored to provide pro bono immigration legal services to Decidedly Jazz Danceworks to bring qualified foreign dancers to Calgary. DJD offers:

  • original performances in Calgary and tours across Canada
  • professional training for dancers
  • outreach programs that educate the community about the history and importance of jazz in North American culture

DJD is designated by the Canada Council for the Arts as an Artistic Institution for Dance, one of only six in Canada. Dancers, choreographers, and instructors include Canadian and international performers from Canada, North America and around the globe.

WATCH: Decidedly Jazz Danceworks Supported by Ackah Law Pro Bono Cultural Immigration Legal Services

Kathi Sundstrom, Executive Director non-profit dance company Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, applauds Evelyn Ackah and Ackah Business Immigration Law for providing pro bono help bringing qualified dancers from other countries to perform work and perform in Canada. After attempting to do it themselves and realizing the laws were always changing, they turned to Ackah Law for help.

Ackah Law Pro Bono Immigration Legal Services

The legal professionals at Ackah Law are proud to be part of Calgary’s thriving community. Community involvement and giving back is important to us, and throughout the year we support by volunteering our time, giving donations and providing sponsorships to various organizations.

We provide pro-bono cultural immigration services for select local arts and not for profits who need to bring foreign workers to Canada for performances and shows etc. We have provided pro-bono immigration services to several local nonprofit organizations in addition to Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, including

  • Canadian Women's Foundation
  • YWCA
  • Samaritan's Purse
  • Inn from the Cold
  • The Mustard Seed

Ackah Law is dedicated to making Crossing Borders Seamlessly a reality for people who want to move to Canada or the United States for work, for play, for family.

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Cultural Immigration to Canada for Self-Employed People

Canada has opportunities for individuals in artistic fields of work to qualify for Self-Employed Permanent Residence based on their cultural activities. Self-employed people can permanently move to Canada based on their experience or contributions as "world class" workers including:

  • artists
  • musicians
  • filmmakers
  • illustrators
  • journalists
  • costumers
  • choreographers
  • directors
  • anyone who is a "behind the scenes" worker in cultural industries

World Class Athletes
Self-employed cultural immigration is also available for world class athletes including coaches, trainers and athletes.

Cultural immigration applicants must have proven records of earning an income and supporting themselves and their families through their work.


    Evelyn Ackah, Founder and Managing Lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law, is driven to give back to the community and to remain actively involved in her profession. She defines success by her personal, professional and community contributions.

    Self-employed cultural immigrants to Canada will benefit greatly from consulting an immigration legal professional to discuss their options to make the best application possible.

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    Evelyn L. Ackah, BA, LL.B.

    Founder/Managing Lawyer

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