Sean G McKinsley, Managing Partner, Canada Immigration and Visa Services (CIVS) proudly announce the opening of the expansion office in Yaletown Vancouver, British Columbia.

We are now located in our new British Columbia regional headquarters at 1090 Homer Street, Suite 300, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B 2W9.

Canada Immigration and Visa Services is a national practice with a specialization in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and Economic Class Immigration.

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Wait for the upcoming announcement for our Ottawa and Toronto Regional offices, it will be released by next week.

About Us

Sean G McKinsleyB.A., RCIC, Managing Partner and Founder – Canada Immigration and Visa Services Inc

Sean G McKinsley, BA, RCIC is the Managing Partner and Founder of Canada Immigration and Visa Services Inc.

Mr. McKinsley is the author of the acclaimed publications. Publications can be found through Amazon Books:

  1. Owner Operator LMIA Guidebook
  2. Owner Operator LMIA Guidebook Hong Kong Edition
  3. Intra Company Transferees (ICT) Guidebook
  4. How to Find LMIA Jobs in Canada Guidebook
  5. Start Up Visa 
  6. The Rural Alberta Advantage for Investor Immigrants
  7. Why Immigrants Should Choose Alberta, Canada for Permanent Residence

Mr. McKinsley is a Member of the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants.

Mr. McKinsley is a specialist in Economic Class Immigration. Mr. McKinsley’s practice focus is in the Owner-Operator LMIA business investment pathway for resettlement to Canada. Mr. McKinsley has successfully assisted clients resettle to Canada from all over the world including former residents of India, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United States, China, Hong Kong, Europe and South America.

Mr. McKinsley is experienced in public policy, business and has served as the Chief Operating Officer of a Western Canadian Law Firm.

In the past, Mr. McKinsley headed the public opinion research branch of JMCK Polling which served an extensive list of clients including senior Members of Parliament, national news media and private sector energy firms. Mr. McKinsley served from 1996 to 2000 as the Executive Assistant to two prominent Members of the Parliament of Canada. He has also worked as a senior political strategist on national leadership, provincial, and municipal campaigns. Prior to this, Mr. McKinsley was the Executive Director of the Alberta Taxpayers Association.

Mr. McKinsley has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Calgary (1996) and an Immigration Practitioner Diploma granted by CSIC (2017).

Nikola MisinaB.A., RCIC, Partner – Canada Immigration and Visa Services Inc

Nikola Misina is a Partner at Canada Immigration and Visa Services Inc. (CIVS), based out of the firm’s Calgary location.

Mr. Misina is a licensed recruiter under Temporary Foreign Worker Protection Act of British Columbia, License No. IS-000096.

Mr. Misina is the co-author of the acclaimed publications:

  1. Owner Operator LMIA Guidebook
  2. Owner Operator LMIA Guidebook Hong Kong Edition
  3. Intra Company Transferees (ICT) Guidebook
  4. How to Find LMIA Jobs in Canada Guidebook
  5. Start Up Visa 
  6. The Rural Alberta Advantage for Investor Immigrants
  7. Why Immigrants Should Choose Alberta, Canada for Permanent Residence
  8. Sve o Kanadskoj Imigrciji

Publications can be found through Amazon Books.

Mr. Misina is fluently bilingual in English and the Serbian language.  Mr. Misina has a diverse background in life.

Prior to his career as an immigration practitioner, Mr. Misina  was engaged with one of the largest hotel chains and groups in the world including  Marriott, Sheraton and Swissport group. Mr. Misina has experience in international selection and hiring in the USA and Canada, human resources development and determining the optimum corporate structure.  Mr. Misina’s life history compliments his insight into assisting clients with solutions to their immigration and citizenship needs.

Mr. Misina is experienced with the ability of assisting business and individual employee clients in finding a positive match for their mutual success domestically and internationally.

Mr. Misina’s  goal is to be outstanding advocate for his clients through applying his complex knowledge of the process to helping clients meet their immigration objectives. Mr. Misina is considered as a specialist  in fields of Federal Skilled Worker Program, Temporary Work (LMIA or LMIA exempt), Student Permits, PNP Programs and Family Sponsorship streams.

Nikola Misina, B.A., RCIC, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant R524218 earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2006 from Megatrend University, Belgrade Serbia in the field of International Marketing and Post-Graduate Degree in 2007 from Swiss Hotel Management School, Leysin Switzerland in the field of Hospitality Management. He also graduated from Ashton College in Vancouver, BC in 2016 and obtained his Immigration Consultant Diploma.

Steven Joseph Paolasini, B.Eng  – Vice-President – Canada Immigration and Visa Services Inc

Steven Joseph Paolasini is the Vice-President at Canada Immigration and Visa Services Inc. (CIVS). Steven is originally from Grimsby, Ontario and earned a degree in Chemical Engineering (2014) from McGill University, located in Montreal, Quebec.

Steven is the co-author of the acclaimed publications:

  1. Owner Operator LMIA Guidebook
  2. Owner Operator LMIA Guidebook Hong Kong Edition
  3. Intra Company Transferees (ICT) Guidebook
  4. How to Find LMIA Jobs in Canada Guidebook
  5. Start Up Visa 
  6. The Rural Alberta Advantage for Investor Immigrants
  7. Why Immigrants Should Choose Alberta, Canada for Permanent Residence

Publications can be found through Amazon Books.

Steven has business development hard coded into his DNA. He is an entrepreneur to the core. Upon graduation from University, Steven accepted a position in a marketing capacity for a medium-sized energy software company. Shortly after, he launched his first company in 2015 with a fellow co-worker. He positioned the company to assist engineering and law firms with their content and digital marketing strategy. In that same year, he ran for federal politics at the age of 24 and placed 5th out of 8 candidates. He has been engaged in several other business ventures since catching the entrepreneurship bug, including a business incubator that has helped train dozens of people in the marketing capacity and help hundreds of businesses grow.

Steven discovered his passion for immigration when he took on the fight to keep his first business partner in Canada. He successfully self-navigated an Owner Operator LMIA approval in late 2016. Upon connecting with Sean McKinsley of CIVS, they worked together and succeeded in obtaining a Start-up Visa nomination for his partner, and his partner was able to return to Canada. It was over the course of this process that Steven became obsessed with business immigration. He is passionate about start-ups and businesses launched by immigrant entrepreneurs. He believes that Canada can continue to improve and be the ultimate destination in the world by importing the best, brightest and most innovative companies, and talent. Steven is achieving this goal as Vice-President of CIVS by assisting business immigration clients in sourcing and starting their business in Canada through various immigration pathways.

Steven aspires to one day run as a Member of Parliament and becomes the Minister of Immigration in the Canadian government. Steven will do whatever it takes to continue to grow the Canadian economy with immigrant entrepreneurs and business owners and wants Canadian immigration policy to better reflect that Canada is unequivocally the best destination in the world for business immigrants.

Contact Us

Sean G McKinsley, Managing Partner & Founder
RCIC & ICCRC Member R529731
Office: +1-587-400-3350
Fax: +1-587-400-4515
WhatsApp: +1-587-703-9805
Email: sean.mckinsley@civs.ca

Nikola Misina, Partner
RCIC & ICCRC Member R524218
Office: +1-587-400-3350
Fax: +1-587-400-4515
WhatsApp: +1-587-893-7427
Email: nikola.misina@civs.ca

Steve Paolasini, Vice-President, B. Eng
Office: +1-587-400-3350
Fax: +1-587-400-4515
WhatsApp: +1-587-703-9805
Email: steve.paolasini@civs.ca