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Business Visitors

Canada is a beautiful country with an educated, skilled workforce, excellent schools and quality healthcare. It's no wonder that many professionals from around the globe want to visit Canada! Business visitors to Canada come for many reasons:

  • Professional conference or meetings
  • Educational opportunities
  • Exploring new business opportunities in Canada
  • Visiting Canada-based locations or offices

What Is A Canadian Business Visitor?

IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) governs the Canadian government's immigration rules and regulations. IRCC defines a Business Visitor as someone who comes to Canada:

  • for international business activities
  • does not directly enter the Canadian labour market

Business Visitors do not need a Work Permit to enter Canada and must be able to prove that their main source of income and main place of business is not in Canada. Under IRCC rules, business visitors and business people are not the same. Business people come to do work in Canada under a free trade agreement.

The foreign national who wants to enter Canada is responsible for completing the correct immigration paperwork and incorrect classification can cause you to be barred from entering Canada or cause costly delays. It can be confusing whether you are classified as a business visitor, a business person or a business immigrant. Consulting an Immigration Lawyer about your classification and documentation required to enter Canada can protect you and your business.

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It is one thing to earn a living; it is another thing to make a difference in the world.

This is our formal thank you note to Evelyn Ackah and the Ackah Law Team for all the effort they put into helping us navigate and finally resolve the hurdle that was Canadian Immigration back in the spring of 2012.

A friend referred us to Evelyn; he assured us that Evelyn would take good care of us. Our friend was confident we were in good hands and said Evelyn would do her very best to help us and she did! At the time we did not know that his referral would go far beyond finding us help. Slowly we realized that it would become our own personal story of how we received grace and were reminded of the power in paying it forward

We wrote a detailed page of our dilemma, explaining how we came to be in the position we were in (overwhelmed with the hurdle that was Canadian Immigration and the uncertainty that we faced as a young family in Calgary). Evelyn agreed to take on our file with her team. They found the time to personally call us and listened intently and understood the details of what we were dealing with. They gave us their time, an honest opinion and provided clear direction which proved to be invaluable advice. Months went by but in time, we received word from Ackah Law that the Immigration office had finally reviewed our file and a decision had been made allowing our family to finally put the immigration matter to rest. We were finally able to focus again to live our lives without fear or pending doom.

Looking back now, even the sun appeared to shine a little brighter that day. At first we didn’t know whether to bake them a cake, drive out to meet their team, find their offices and personally thank them with a mighty hug or simply cry out to the heavens in thankful relief. Instead we emailed them to express our heartfelt thank-you and we hoped that they would know deep in their hearts just how grateful we were for all of their help.

Even though we relied on emails and phone conversations to communicate with them that year, we will always remember their constant professionalism, their kindness and understanding at a time that brought us so much pain not to mention fear. As if all their hard work wasn’t enough, Evelyn then then casually mentions that all their work was done pro-bono! We were thoroughly humbled!

To this day we are still eager to share how wonderful they all are as human beings but even more than that, we continue to pay it forward in honour of them, their service to us and their continued dedication in helping others.

Eternally thankful

– The Brummunds

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