x
(403) 452-9515
Ackah Business Immigration Law – Personal and Corporate Immigration
Contact us

Contact Information

1 (403) 452-9515

1 (800) 932-1190

Book a Consultation

More Options...

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Can Help Canada Expand International Trade to Strengthen Its Economy

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in Business Immigration to Canada, Entrepreneurs, Permanent Residence and Start-Up Visa Program

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Can Help Canada Expand International Trade to Strengthen Its Economy

Better government support for immigrant entrepreneurs could benefit Canada’s efforts to diversify international trade and strengthen its economy, according to a new report by the Conference Board of Canada. Immigrant entrepreneurs are ideal to help advance Canada’s international trade agenda due to their:

  • foreign language skills
  • engagement in knowledge-based industries
  • predisposition to export beyond Canada’s traditional markets

When it comes to firm size, business survival rates, and export revenues, immigrant entrepreneurs underperform compared with their Canadian-born counterparts.

- Conference Board of Canada

“If the latest figures are used, a 10 per cent increase in Canada’s immigrant population of 7.5 million people would correspond to an increase in merchandise exports by $5.5 billion,” according to the report, suggesting a 10% increase in Canada's immigration population results in a 1% increase in exports.

In order to improve the success rate for immigrant entrepreneurs, the Conference Board recommends:

  1. Strengthen their networks
  2. Raise awareness of domestic and international business supports
  3. Create dedicated settlement support programs
  4. Improving access to financing to enhance immigrant entrepreneurs’ success and role in boosting Canada’s international trade

Canada has been actively recruiting immigrant entrepreneurs. Canada's Startup Visa Program is the first of its kind in the world and links innovative immigrant entrepreneurs with Canadian experienced private sector organizations that have expertise in working with start-ups. Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah explains,

The Start-up Visa Program focuses on entrepreneurs who want to immigrate to Canada and who can build businesses and create jobs for Canadians and Permanent Residents and help build a stronger Canada.


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.

Canada Plans to Help International Students Become Permanent Residents

BOOK YOUR FREE CASE EVALUATION Canada recently announced new plans to help international students become permanent residents by expanding the TR to PR programs. Immigration ...

Read More

Canada to Fast Track Permanent Resident Applications for Foreign Workers and Students

BOOK YOUR FREE CASE EVALUATION Canada is experiencing a severe labour shortage during the post-pandemic economic recovery. In response, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser ...

Read More

Canada Moves to 100% Digital Applications for Permanent Residence Applications on September 23

BOOK YOUR FREE CASE EVALUATION Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will begin transitioning to 100% digital applications for most permanent residence applications ...

Read More

British Columbia PNP Immigrant Entrepreneurs Invest $21M in 2021

In 2021, entrepreneurs applying for permanent residency in Canada through British Columbia's Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) stream invested more than $21 million of their own ...

Read More

How to Bring Foreign Talent to Your Company In 2 Weeks Under The Global Talent Stream

Hiring qualified, educated and experienced foreign talent is critical for Canada's economic recovery. The government welcomes foreign workers and has worked to introduce new ...

Read More

Executive Express Entry: How Business Owners Can Become Canadian Citizens

BOOK YOUR FREE CASE EVALUATION If you are a foreign business owner or entrepreneur who wants to move to Canada and become a Canadian citizen, now is the time to immigrate to Canada ...

Read More

Ac‎kah Business Immigration Law went above and beyond to help us with our immigration needs. Their attention to detail and speedy handling of our case were impressive, I would be more than happy to recommend this firm.

– Victoria Sopik, CEO, Kids and Company Ltd.

View All Testimonials