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Our Vancouver British Columbia immigration law office can help you with all your business and personal immigration needs. Ackah Business Immigration Law is a boutique corporate immigration law firm headquartered in Calgary, Alberta with offices in Vancouver and Toronto that works with clients all over the world. Our team is here to help your business and its people cross borders seamlessly. Our Vancouver immigration lawyers and consultants provide legal advice and guidance to corporations and individuals on complex immigration matters such as visa applications, permanent residency, citizenship, and temporary residency applications.

We offer in-person and virtual consultations and immigration legal services on immigration issues to clients around the world, 24/7/365/.

As your legal representation and immigration advisors, we provide you with immigration legal services in a timely manner and strategic legal advice relating to the constantly changing immigration laws and regulations of Canada’s immigration system.

  • Ackah Law provides expertise in all areas of immigration law ranging from corporate immigration to personal and family immigration matters.
  • Ackah Business Immigration Law Compliance and HR services can assist you to prepare for Compliance Reviews and Inspections and ensure that your organization complies with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (LMIA) and the International Mobility Program (LMIA exempt) requirements – before you receive a call from the government.
  • We provide comprehensive immigration services to clients around the world representing corporations, institutions, not-for-profit organizations and individual clients.
  • Ackah Law helps businesses solve their global talent problems by helping employees cross borders seamlessly.
  • Our immigration services help global executive search companies hire foreign workers and provide expatriate management services.
  • Ackah Law assists relocation companies with moving expats to new assignments in Canada or the United States.
  • We help individuals move to Canada for work, for study or for family.
  • Many international students want a student visa to study in Canada
  • We help families reunite in Canada with immigration services including Spousal Sponsorship, Parent and Grandparents Visa, Super Visa and other Family Class Sponsorship programs.

Consultation and Flat-Fee Full Immigration Legal Services

Ackah Business Immigration Law offers two payment options for our professional advice and immigration services to fit your needs so you are never surprised or unprepared:

We charge a flat fee for standard immigration cases. As experienced immigration lawyers, we know exactly how much work goes into immigration applications and can charge accordingly. We use technology to streamline and introduce efficiencies that save our clients time, and prevent missed deadlines and missing documentation. Our clients prefer flat-fee billing so they’re never surprised or caught unprepared by hidden fees; what you’re quoted for is what you end up paying.

For complex cases, or where the time involved in a case may vary, we establish an hourly fee. This is simply because we may have to spend more time on such cases to obtain favourable outcomes. Other times, clients merely want us to answer questions, review documentation, or explain their options; therefore, it makes more sense to charge per consultation

In addition to “fees” for professional costs, you may need to pay for “costs.” These include things like filing fees charged by immigration services as well as express mail, photo-copy and long-distance charges, etc. We’ll always tell you what’s included in the quoted price and provide you with an estimate of additional costs.

Do you have an immigration question?

Schedule an initial consultation with one of our immigration professionals.

We charge a flat fee for standard immigration cases. As experienced immigration lawyers, we know exactly how much work goes into immigration applications and can charge accordingly. We use technology to streamline and introduce efficiencies that save our clients time, and prevent missed deadlines and missing documentation. Our clients prefer flat-fee billing so they’re never surprised or caught unprepared by hidden fees; what you’re quoted for is what you end up paying.

For complex cases, or where the time involved in a case may vary, we establish an hourly fee. This is simply because we may have to spend more time on such cases to obtain favourable outcomes. Other times, clients merely want us to answer questions, review documentation, or explain their options; therefore, it makes more sense to charge per consultation

In addition to “fees” for professional costs, you may need to pay for “costs.” These include things like filing fees charged by immigration services as well as express mail, photo-copy and long-distance charges, etc. We’ll always tell you what’s included in the quoted price and provide you with an estimate of additional costs.

Do you have an immigration question?

Schedule an initial consultation with one of our immigration professionals.

Our Vancouver Immigration Services

Our Vancouver location of Ackah Business Immigration Law office is a full-service immigration law firm that handles corporate and individual immigration matters. Our Canadian immigration lawyers are experienced in all immigration matters and can help our clients achieve their immigration goals.

Personal Immigration Services

  • Do You Want to Move To Vancouver?

    Vancouver is a top destination for visitors as well as immigrants! It’s no surprise so many foreigners want to move to Vancouver, Canada! Vancouver has natural beauty, a mild climate and a strong economy built on construction, technology, digital entertainment and the green economy.

    Vancouver was named to the top 10 most livable cities in the world in the Global Liveability Index - Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto, Canada were all ranked as the world's most livable cities. 140 cities were ranked on over 30 qualities including stability, health care, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.

  • Are You Eligible to Move To Vancouver?

    Canada is seeking skilled foreign workers to help build the country’s economy and provide jobs for Canadians. Whether you want to move to Canada for work, education or personal reasons, understanding the immigration options and the process can help you move through the immigration process with confidence. Understanding the different options on how to move to Canada can help you avoids mistakes that can delay your immigration process and cost you time and money.

    There are 4 key ways to immigrate to Canada:

    • BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) for high-demand foreign workers and experienced entrepreneurs to become permanent residents in B.C.
    • Express Entry BC (EEBC) for in-demand jobs including
      • Skilled Workers
      • Healthcare Professionals
      • International Graduates
      • International Post-Graduates
    • Skills Immigration (SI) stream of the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is for people with the specific skills, experience and qualifications that are needed by BC employers.
    • Entrepreneur Immigration stream of the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)
  • British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration: BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration

    BC wants immigrant entrepreneurs! The British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration stream has been extended to March 2024, and encourages entrepreneurial immigrants who want to start a business and settle in regional communities around BC with populations of fewer than 75,000:

    • exploratory community visit
    • minimum of $100,000 in eligible business investments
    • minimum personal net worth of $300,000
    • minimum of 51% ownership
    • minimum of 1 new job created

    At Ackah Business Immigration Law, we guide you through the immigration journey to your desired destination. Our innovative legal practice combines professional knowledge, personal attention, and supportive advice. With knowledge and expertise, we navigate complex Canadian and U.S. immigration rules and regulations to solve problems and remove obstacles, before you get to the border.

    • Why Hong Kong Residents Choose Canada

      Vancouver is also a top choice for Hong Kong residents who want to leave Hong Kong

      • As Canada's most western major city, Vancouver is geographically close to Hong Kong with a mild winter
      • Due to the Handover, many Hong Kong residents have lived in, visited or even hold permanent resident status in Canada as dual residents with Canadian and HKSAR passports.
      • Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kongers reside in Canada, and over 500,000 Canadian passport holders live in Hong Kong, resulting in a strong relationship between the countries.
      • Hong Kong-Canadian associations, such as the Chinese Canadian Association and the Canadian University Association build a strong network and help Hong Kongers assimilate in Canada and find new opportunities
      Evelyn

      Meet Vancouver Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah , Founder and Managing Lawyer of Ackah Business Immigration Law

      The firm’s founder Evelyn Ackah has been exclusively practicing immigration law for over 20 years. Evelyn grew up in Vancouver and after law school, Evelyn started her legal career as a corporate/commercial lawyer in Toronto on Bay Street, where she discovered her passion for immigration law. Her extensive experience with the immigration process started when she was young; Evelyn came to Canada as an immigrant herself, moving from Ghana when she was five. In 2010 Evelyn founded her own firm, so she could practice immigration law her way, using strategic technology combined with legal experience to provide the best possible services to her clients.

      Ackah Law is proud to have earned recognition and awards for our exceptional service and client support, and for our blog, website and podcast that keep our clients and followers informed about the latest developments and immigration news from Canada Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC):

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      Awards and Recognition

      • 2022: Finalist for 2022 Immigrants Of Distinction Awards: Entrepreneurship & Innovation
      • 2022: Named #1 of 20 Best Canada Immigration Podcasts
      • 2022: Named #2 of 100 Best Canada Law Blogs 2022
      • 2022: Named #9 of 90 Best Canada Immigration Blogs and Websites
      • 2022: 3 Best Rated Immigration Lawyers In Calgary
      • 2022 Top Choice Award: Top Business Immigration Law Firm In Calgary Region
      • 2021 Top Choice Award: Top Business Immigration Law Firm In Calgary Region
      • 2021: Top 3 Immigration Lawyers in Calgary
      • 2021: Named to Feedspot Top 100 Canada Law Blogs, Websites & Influencers in 2021
      • 2021: Named Alberta’s Leading Immigration Law Specialist of the Year by Acquisition International
      • 2021: Named Alberta's Leading Immigration Law Specialist of the Year
      • 2020: Top Choice Award: Top Business Immigration Law Firm In Calgary Region
      • 2020: Top 3 Immigration Lawyers in Calgary
      • 2020: Winner Clawbies Canadian Law Blog Award for Best Multi-Platform Presence
      • 2019: Top Choice Award: Top Business Immigration Law Firm In Calgary Region

      An award-winning lawyer, Evelyn Ackah has built a reputation with international law firms for her ability to solve immigration problems before they occur and her dedication to her clients and their dream to live and work in Canada.

      Things to Know About Vancouver, Canada

      • Vancouver is only a 1-hour drive from the United States border, about 25 miles.
      • Residents of Vancouver can attend high-quality schools for free.
      • Residents of Vancouver have access to public healthcare under the Medical Services Plan of British Columbia (MSP).
      • There are many high-quality programs for international students at Universities in Vancouver
      • Vancouver is consistently ranked one of the top five worldwide cities for liveability and quality of life.
      • The city of Vancouver is surrounded by the ocean, mountains and beaches.

      Vancouver Immigration FAQs

      • 1. Do I need an Immigration Lawyer when immigrating to Vancouver?

        While there is no requirement for you to hire a lawyer to immigrate to Vancouver, it does have benefits. The entire process of obtaining permanent residence can be long and stressful, and having the right lawyer can streamline proceedings and save you time, stress - and money. Canadian immigration law changes regularly. To avoid costly delays and mistakes, it's best to hire a professional immigration lawyer to help you.

      • 2. How do I apply for a Permanent Residency (PR) Card?

        New permanent residents receive their PR cards by mail as part of the PR application process and do not need to apply for one. If your card is going to expire or was lost, stolen, or destroyed, you can apply to renew or replace it through the

        Canadian immigration website.

      • 3. What Are the Immigration Requirements For Investors, Entrepreneurs and Self-employed Individuals?
        • Minimum investor requirements vary from C$75,000 to over C$500,00 in Canada dependent on the immigration program, but investors are not required to manage their investment day-to-day once they arrive.
        • Entrepreneurs have to invest in and help manage a Canadian business. The business must create at least one job for someone apart from a member of their immediate family.
        • Self-employed individuals are selected on their intention and ability to create employment for themselves. They must either work in a cultural field or athletic occupation or buy and manage a farm in Canada.
      • 4. Do I need to invest my own money for a Canada Investor Visa?

        Besides the Federal Start-up Visa and Self-Employed programs, most streams of Canadian business immigration require capital investment from your personal net worth.

      • 5. What are the requirements to become a Canadian citizen?

        To apply for Canadian citizenship, you have to be a permanent resident, have lived in Canada for three out of the last five years, filed your taxes, pass a citizenship test and prove your language skills.

      • 6. What is the Start-up Visa Program?

        The Start-up Visa Program enables immigrant entrepreneurs to launch innovative companies that will create jobs in Canada to compete globally. It links immigrant entrepreneurs with Canadian private-sector groups experienced in scaling start-ups to provide essential business resources and support.

        If you wish to immigrate to Canada with a Start-up Visa, you need to secure a minimum investment of $200,000 from an approved organization or at least $75,000 from a designated angel investor. However, if your business is accepted into a business incubator program, then you do not need to secure an investment.

      • 7. What do I need to prepare before coming to Vancouver?

        While waiting for your visa or permit, you can do research on where you’re going to stay when you first arrive and gather any documents such as certificates that need to be translated if they’re not in English or French. You can also prepare for your citizenship test.

      • 8. How long will it take to process my application?

        There is no standard time for processing corporate and individual immigration applications. It depends on the type of application, where it was sent, and how many applications are being processed. We will ensure all your documentation meets the required standards for your application to be processed as quickly as possible.

      Contact Ackah Law Today

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      Ackah Business Immigration Law Suite 101,
      1401 - 1 Street SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 2J3
      (403) 452-9515
      1 (800) 932-1190 (Canada and U.S.) [Toll Free]
      (403) 452-9514

      We have been using the services of Ackah Business Immigration Law for over 5 years. Evelyn and her team have provided vital and critical help to us in navigating the complicated and ever changing rules on how to bring qualified and talented dancers to Canada as foreign workers to become part of our company. Diversity enriches what we do and these dancers are essential to our artistic success and community outreach. Evelyn’s team lead the application process, take care of all the administration and provides constant support throughout the process. As a small registered charity having this expertise available is instrumental to our success we applaud Ackah Business Immigration for generously supplying their professional services to us pro bono. Their involvement helps us to continue to enrich lives by engaging people in exploring, evolving and promoting the art of jazz dance.

      – Kathi Sundstrom, Executive Director for Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

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