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Welcome to the Ask Canada Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah podcast. I answer your questions about moving to Canada and the US for work, for family, for life.

Welcome to the Ask Canada Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah podcast. I answer your questions about moving to Canada and the US for work, for family, for life.




Welcome to the Ask Canada Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah podcast. I answer your questions about moving to Canada and the US for work, for family, for life.








Texas Immigration Lawyer Wendy Whitt: How Iraqis Can Move to Canada from the United States | Episode 38

Texas immigration lawyer Wendy Whitt of (Whitt Law PLLC) recently asked Canadian immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah about how her Iraqi clients who are facing long waits for a U.S. asylum can move to Canada. Wendy's law practice focuses on immigration and naturalization law to help people overcome the obstacles to achieve their American Dream. Wendy talks to many Iraqi nationals who are seeking asylum in the U.S., and they're finding that these cases are taking...


Gordon Vanderleek: Wills and Estate Lawyer and Disability Advocate | Episode 37

Calgary, Alberta lawyer Gordon Vanderleek is the Founder and Chief Strategist of VanderLeek Law (and Evelyn's wills and trusts guru!). His practice focuses on solving problems and educating in the areas of estate planning, estate administration and trust law. Gordon takes pride in being compassionate and empathetic, had making a difference in people's lives during high stress times of their lives. Ackah Law recently expanded our legal services to provide wills and estate planning for...


Dr Enoch Omololu: Helping Newcomers Transition to Savvy New Canadians | Episode 36

November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada. Evelyn spoke to Enoch Omololu, DVM, MSc, whose passion is to help newcomers to Canada with their personal finances. Enoch is a veterinarian and the resident personal finance expert at Savvy New Canadians. He has a master’s degree in Finance and Investment Management from the University of Aberdeen Business School (Scotland) and has completed several courses and certificates in finance, including the Canadian Securities Course. He also has an...


Lawyer Kim Nutz: Bringing Calm To Her Client's Legal Chaos | Episode 35

Kim Nutz is a labour and employment lawyer who has managed to design a career that has the best of both worlds. She is Senior Legal Counsel at (West Legal) in Calgary and has opened her own firm, (Sunstone Legal). As a lawyer and legal entrepreneur, her mission is to bring calm to her client's legal chaos. Kim and Evelyn discuss: How Kim transitioned from a career in criminal law to employment law. The work/life balance goals that led Kim...


Attorney Mario Godoy: As A Law Firm Owner, I'm a Unicorn - Not a One Trick Horse | Episode 34

Attorney Mario Godoy is the founder of Godoy Law Office. and Estate and Probate Legal Group. He lived the true immigrant's American Dream and success story. He grew up seeing his family experience injustices many immigrants face in the United States and went to law school with the goal to be part of the solution. As a legal entrepreneur who practices immigration law, criminal law and estate and probate law, plus running 2 successful, thriving law firms, Mario shares lessons he's learned...


Attorney and Law Firm Growth Strategist Davina Frederick: It's Not Magic! | Episode 33

Davina Frederick Esq is an attorney, law firm growth and wealth strategist and the Founder and CEO at Wealthy Woman Lawyer, LLC®. Davina combined her expertise in marketing and her entrepreneurial experience as the owner of a law firm to launch a coaching business for women lawyers. Davina joins Evelyn on the podcast to discuss how women lawyers and legal entrepreneurs can grow their law firms (hint: it's not magic!). Davina and Evelyn cover law firm growth and marketing including: how a...


Canada Lawyer and Entrepreneur Sara Forte: Not Your Average Law Job | Episode 32

Sara Forte is an employment, labour lawyer and workplace human rights lawyer and founder of Forte Law, based in Surrey, BC. Sara and her team advise employers, employees and unions on all aspects of labour & employment law and workplace human rights. Sara is also the founder of StandUP Teams™, which provides harassment training including bystander training and writes frequently on these topics as well as employment law and workplace human rights issues, and Not Your Average Law Job. Sara and...


Legal Entrepreneur Erin Cowling, CEO & Founder of Flex Legal: The Legal Side Hustle | Episode 31

On the podcast, Erin and Evelyn discuss: How (and why) Erin became a freelance lawyer after leaving corporate law Why Erin founded Flex Law The legal services provided by Flex Law How Flex Legal finds clients The legal side hustle of growing a business while working as a lawyer How blogging helped build her business and find new clients Why flexibility is the key to Flex Legal What are Flex Legal's requirements to become a member of their team of freelance lawyers? Why Flex Legal expanded to...


AEA030: Calgary Lawyer Charles Fair of Fair Legal - On Your Side When Life Gets Messy

Calgary Lawyer Charles Fair and Evelyn Ackah discuss Fair Legal in Calgary and his practice in criminal, civil and family law on the Ask Canada Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah Podcast. Charles Fair has been practicing law for nearly 30 years and founded (Fair Legal) because he is passionate about how lawyers can help others and ensure their rights are protected and that people are treated fairly. Charles and Evelyn discuss why he founded Fair Legal, why the choice of a...


029: Martine Boucher Founder & Managing Partner of Simplex Legal

Immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah talks to Martine Boucher, Founder & Managing Partner of Simplex Legal. Simplex Legal LLC was founded in 2011 to help businesses surpass themselves and overcome legal challenges in the most cost-effective way. Martine and her co-founders started with a simple plan: To build a better law practice - professional without pretension, offering value without compromising skill, and proposing simplicity without sacrificing quality. Martine and Evelyn discussed: Why...


AEA028: Daniel Devis, Founder and President of Immigrowth

Immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah talks to Daniel Devis, the Founder and President of Immigrowth. Immigrowth is a management consultancy that provides business plans for immigration Individuals moving to Canada who want to qualify under the entrepreneur or investor categories, and even under intercompany transfers. Daniel Devis and Immigrowth help immigrants create the documentation to demonstrate they meet the immigration requirements, and how they will implement their business plan once they...


AEA026: Seattle Immigration Attorney Dustin O'Quinn: The Best Solution Is Communication

Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah spoke with Dustin O'Quinn, a Seattle immigration attorney and Immigration Team Chair at Lane Powell on the Ask Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah Podcast. Dustin counsels clients of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 100 companies, in all areas of immigration law with a focus on the technology, energy, design and financial industries. In dealing with the many changes in US immigration law, Dustin says the best solution is communication. Be flexible and...


AEA025: Using Intra-Company Transfers and More Strategies To Move Your Business to Canada

How To Move Your Business To Canada Do you want to move your business to Canada? Do you also want to bring yourself and your family to Canada? As a business and personal immigration law firm, we work with successful and professional business owners from all over the world. We've helped many entrepreneurs and business owners move their businesses to Canada. In this podcast, business immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah explains the steps to move your business to Canada: incorporation tax issues...


AEA024: Legal Entrepreneur Evelyn Ackah Talks With Jared Correia, Co-founder and COO of Gideon Legal

Business immigration lawyer and legal entrepreneur Evelyn Ackah, host of the Ask Canada Immigration Lawyer podcast, recently spoke to Jared Correia, founder and COO of Gideon Software, Inc. which offers intelligent chatbots, messaging and predictive analytics software built exclusively for law firms. A former practicing attorney in the United States, Jared D. Correia, Esq. is the CEO of Red Cave Law Firm Consulting, which offers subscription-based law firm business management consulting and...


AEA023:Expat Entrepreneur Marla Brock on Launching a Business In Canada

On the Ask Canada Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah Podcast, Canada business immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah talks to American expat Marla Brock, the Founder and CEO of Kidcoover, Vancouver's leading resource for babysitters, nannies and au pairs and Canada's fastest-growing childcare agency. Marla started the company while on maternity leave with her third child. She is a former lawyer and began her legal career in California's Silicon Valley, practiced law in Miami and later worked as a...


AEA022: American Expat Linsey Jorn Talks About Moving To Canada

Canada business immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah spoke to American expat and Ackah Law client Linsey Jorn about why she moved to Canada, and what it's like to move to Canada from the United States. Linsey and Evelyn discuss her families immigration success story: Ackah Law Can Help Your Canadian Dream Come True For more information on immigration to Canada or the United States, contact Ackah Business Immigration today at (403) 452‑9515 Ext. 100 or 1-800-932-1190 or email us directly at...


AEA021: November 2020 Immigration News and Updates

November 10 Canada and United States immigration updates and news from Canada immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah: U.S. immigration changes do to the new Biden administration NEXUS extensions LMIA updates New Immigration pathways for foreign graduates Tech worker visas Nondiscretionary travel and quarantine exemptions Travel into Canada for humanitarian and compassionate grounds Expedited quarantine pilot in Calgary, Alberta DLI (designated learning institution) travel exemptions for graduate...


AEA020: How Indian Tech Workers Can Move From the United States to Canada

Canada immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah spoke Dr. Alka Chopra Madan, founder of Global Women Power, and Nancy Tobesman, Vice President at Global Women Power, about how Indian foreign workers and business owners in the United States can move to Canada to work or open a business, and then make Canada their permanent home. Canada and U.S. immigration topics discussed include: • Differences in U.S. and Canada immigration • How H-1B visa holders and applicants can move to Canada • NAFTA...


AEA019: 6 Months In: COVID’s Impact on U.S. Immigration

Canada immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah discusses 6 months in: how COVID-19 is impacting Canadian and U.S. immigration with U.S. immigration Lawyer Lucy Lee Fong, Senior Partner at Fallon, Bixby, Cheng & Lee, Inc., an immigration law firm in San Francisco: NAFTA and immigration COVID's impact on U.S. business immigration Politics impact on immigration Employment-based immigration to the United States and Canada How managing an immigration law firm has changed and stayed the same during the...


AEA018: Who Can Travel to Canada? September Updates On The Impact of COVID on Immigration

Canada immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah discusses the latest news and updates on how COVID-19 is impacting Canadian and U.S. immigration including: U.S. Canada border closures and cross-border travel Essential workers and business travel into Canada and the U.S. Family reunification travel into Canada Mandatory quarantines Express Entry LMIAs and employing foreign workers Spousal permanent residence Americans looking at options for moving to Canada Realistic timeframes for immigration...