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Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah Presents to Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC September 27, 2017

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in Canada Work Permits, NAFTA, U.S. Immigration and NAFTA Professional Work Permits for Canadian or Mexican Citizens – TN Visa

Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah Presents to Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC September 27, 2017

Have you ever considered working in the United States and not sure how to begin? Calgary Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah, founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law, will speak to the APEGBC: Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia:

  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017
  • 8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM: NAFTA Requirement for Working in the U.S.
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Registration: www.apeg.bc.ca/Events/

Under NAFTA law, certain professionals like engineers, geoscientists, and engineering technicians can often obtain “Trade NAFTA” (TN) Visas to work in the United States (U.S.), once they receive an employment offer from an appropriate U.S. employer. Alternatively, experienced professionals may be engaged as “consultants” under NAFTA rules and share their expertise with U.S.-based businesses. This seminar will review all viable U.S. immigration options for Canadian and Mexican professionals.

Seminar Objectives:

  • How to obtain a U.S. Work Permit to work as a temporary worker.
  • How to obtain a U.S. Work Permit to provide consulting services.
  • What information and documentation is needed to legally work in the U.S.
  • NAFTA Professionals List to determine which professional designations qualify under NAFTA.

Speaker

Evelyn Ackah
Ackah Business Immigration Law

Evelyn Ackah is the Founder and Managing Lawyer of Ackah Business Immigration Law based in Calgary, Alberta, and with offices in Vancouver and Toronto. Her legal practice focuses exclusively in the area of Canadian and cross-border U.S. immigration law. She has had a successful legal career for more than 18 years. After 12 years of practicing law in Toronto at national and international law firms on Bay Street, she moved to Calgary in 2008 as a partner with a national law firm. In 2010, Evelyn launched Ackah Business Immigration Law to focus on what she does best and to provide innovative and flexible legal services that only a boutique law firm can offer. Ackah Business Immigration Law embodies Evelyn’s independent spirit, her passion for law, and her desire to provide the best possible client service.

Evelyn and her team provide expertise to corporations and individuals in the development and implementation of immigration strategies, and advise clients on immigration matters involving employee mobility and relocation. Evelyn has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as one of the top 30 Corporate Immigration lawyers in Canada. She was also named to Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 list for 2010. Evelyn was raised in Vancouver and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Simon Fraser University and her law degree from the University of British Columbia. She is called to the bar in both Ontario and Alberta.


Evelyn L. Ackah, BA, LL.B.

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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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