Under NAFTA law, certain professionals like engineers, geoscientists, and engineering technicians can often obtain “Trade NAFTA” (TN) Visas to work in the United States (US), once they receive an employment offer from an appropriate US employer. Alternatively, experienced professionals may be engaged as “consultants” under NAFTA rules and share their expertise with US-based businesses. This seminar will review all viable US immigration options for Canadian and Mexican professionals.
- How to obtain a US Work Permit to work as a temporary worker.
- How to obtain a US Work Permit to provide consulting services.
- What information and documentation is needed to legally work in the US.
- NAFTA Professionals List to determine which professional designations qualify under NAFTA.
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 US 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 leading 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.