About Sean McKinsley

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

Special Announcement by Canada Immigration and Visa Services: Owner Operator LMIA Guidebook Now Available Through Amazon – Release Date April 7, 2020

Canada Immigration and Visa Services proudly partnered with CIVS Canoscope Immigration and Education announces the release of Canada's first comprehensive guidebook for business investment immigration for Owner Operators who want to permanently resettle to Canada, which is entitled "Owner Operator LMIA Guidebook: A guide to business investor immigration to Canada using the Owner Operator LMIA [...]

By |2020-04-08T15:18:44-06:00April 7th, 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

Special Bulletin by Sean G McKinsley, Managing Partner CIVS: Update from the Prime Minister of Canada COVID-19 Cornavirus on April 7, 2020

Special Bulletin by Sean G McKinsley, Managing Partner, Canada Immigration and Visa Services on April 7, 2020   Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a daily update on the coronavirus crisis each day in front of his home in Ottawa. Here are his remarks for April 7, 2020. Before we get into things, I want to [...]

By |2020-04-07T10:52:37-06:00April 7th, 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

Golden Visa to Canada for Hong Kongers (Starting a business in Canada for Permanent Residency)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEkPkMaZxjY Golden Visa to Canada for Hong Kongers (Starting a business in Canada for Permanent Residency)   CONTACT US Ms. Connie Kwok, Head of the Asia Pacific Hong Kong Division Email: connie@civs.ca ☏ Direct / WhatsApp: +1-403-401-8423 By Sean G McKinsley, Managing Partner, Canada Immigration and Visa Services Email sean.mckinsley@civs.ca ☏ Direct: +1 587-703-9805 ☏ Calgary [...]

By |2020-04-08T16:57:31-06:00April 6th, 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

Business Investment Immigration Pathways to Canada – Sean G McKinsley, Managing Partner – CIVS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H_WxGYLMrc Sean G McKinsley outlining 3 potential immigration pathways for business immigrants and investors to come to Canada. The 3 pathways described are the Start-up Visa Program, Intra-Company Transferee, and Owner Operator LMIA Pathway. The Owner Operator LMIA Pathway is a program that CIVS (Canada Immigration and Visa Services) specializes in. Additional resources for [...]

By |2020-04-06T17:12:59-06:00April 6th, 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

Owner Operator LMIA Training Manuals – Sean G McKinsley, Managing Partner at CIVS

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fKyH1N0UOs Sean G McKinsley, Managing Partner, at Canada Immigration and Visa Services talking about the application process for Owner Operator LMIA and highlighting internal government manuals and directives. Full access can be found at https://civs.ca/resources/ Contact a licensed professional to assist you with the Owner Operator Program today. https://civs.ca/contact-us/

By |2020-04-06T17:14:32-06:00April 6th, 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

Special Bulletin from Sean G McKinsley, CIVS Managing Partner: from the Government of Canada / Service Canada – Follow up – Guidance for Employers of Temporary Foreign Workers Regarding COVID-19

Text of an important update from Service Canada (shared by Sean G McKinsley, Managing Partner, Canada Immigration and Visa Services) April 5, 2020 Follow up - Guidance for Employers of Temporary Foreign Workers Regarding COVID-19 / Faisant suite: Lignes directrices pour les employeurs de travailleurs étrangers temporaires sur COVID-19 The Government of Canada continues to [...]

By |2020-04-05T12:55:09-06:00April 5th, 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

Special Bulletin from Sean G McKinsley, Managing Partner, Canada Immigration and Visa Services: Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Announces -Biometrics deadline extended from 30 to 90 days / Prolongation accordée pour la collecte des données biométriques (de 30 à 90 jours)

April 3, 2020 Biometrics deadline extended from 30 to 90 days / Prolongation accordée pour la collecte des données biométriques (de 30 à 90 jours) Hello, This email is intended for clients who have received a biometrics instruction letter as part of an immigration application, and who have not been able to give their biometrics [...]

By |2020-04-04T09:43:14-06:00April 4th, 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

Message from Sean G McKinsley, Steven Paolasini, Nikola Misina and the Team at CIVS Canoscope – COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Take a break for a positive perspective

COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Take a break for a positive perspective The novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and World Health Organization declared pandemic has truly catapulted the world into uncertain times. The rapid spread of this virus and the effects it has had on the economy are unprecedented in our lifetime. The entire shutdown of developed economies, large scale layoffs, and “social [...]

By |2020-04-03T09:03:57-06:00April 3rd, 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

Special Bulletin from Sean G McKinsley and the CIVS Team: The Government of Canada is working closely with partners in Canada and around the world, including the World Health Organization (WHO), to respond to the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

From: Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada / Immigration Réfugiés et Citoyenneté Canada <IRCC.COMMDoNotReply-NePasRepondreCOMM.IRCC@cic.gc.ca> Sent: Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:02 AM To: Sean McKinsley <sean.mckinsley@civs.ca> Subject: Important Travel Advice for Temporary Foreign Workers / Conseils de voyage importants à l'intention des travailleurs étrangers temporaires   La version française suit le texte anglais.   The Government of [...]

By |2020-04-02T09:27:41-06:00April 2nd, 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

Increased support for business owner-operators in Canada in wake of COVID-19

COVID-19 Update pertaining to our business owner operator LMIA clients At the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in Canada and the start of several business slowdowns in Canada and Alberta, it became aware that the Government of Canada would be expected to step in to support Canadians and Permanent Residents in these unprecedented circumstances. The [...]

By |2020-03-31T14:07:34-06:00March 31st, 2020|Blog Post, News Releases|1 Comment