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 Bulletin for Owner Operators – Update on New Approach & Pathway for Self Employed High Wage LMIA

July 9, 2021 From Coast-to-Coast, CIVS is Canada’s national immigration firm specializing in helping entrepreneurial newcomers live the Canadian dream. Owner Operator LMIA Approval in Smithville, Ontario CIVS Successfully Pioneers New Approach for Approval Under High Wage LMIA Stream (Formerly the Owner Operator LMIA Pathway) Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP)   Canada Immigration and Visa Services – CIVS [...]

Owner Operator LMIA – Significant Changes Revealed – Special Bulletin Update: January 11, 2021

Update – January 11, 2021  Significant Changes to the Owner Operator LMIA Pathway in Canada   By Sean G McKinsley, Managing Partner, Nikola Misina, Partner and Steven J Paolasini, National Vice President, CIVS, Canada Immigration and Visa Services   From Coast to Coast, CIVS is Canada’s national immigration practice assisting entrepreneurial newcomers live the Canadian dream  https://youtu.be/J3sKzJdfyZA  CIVS, Canada Immigration and Visa Service, is a national immigration and business [...]

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Breaking: Immigration Canada Announces Immediate Measures to Support Hong Kong Residents in Immigrating to Canada

The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship has announced today, November 12, 2020, increased measures to directly support and encourage Hong Kong residents to resettle in Canada as students, workers, and permanent residents. Immigration is a key driver in Canada’s economic growth and the global COVID-19 pandemic has affected Canada’s [...]

Special Bulletin from CIVS: Back to Back Owner Operator LMIA Approvals – October 31, 2020

October 31, 2020 Sean G McKinsley, Managing Partner and Nikola Misina, Partner, Canada Immigration and Visa Services, proudly congratulate our client and friend for her approval in Alberta as for being granted High Wage LMIA approvals under the Owner Operator category of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Owner Operator LMIA Approval We want to congratulate [...]

Alberta Immigration Program: Rural Renewal Immigration Program

The Rural Renewal Immigration Program prioritizes AINP (Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program) applications from foreign nationals who are committed to living and working in smaller communities throughout Alberta. As per Jason Kenney, 32,000 newcomers could come into Alberta through this program. Just like the Morden Community Initiative program of Manitoba which the Rural Renewal program is based on, it has been reported that 20% of all new [...]

Alberta Immigration Program: Rural Entrepreneur Immigration Program

This Rural Entrepreneur Immigration Program would allow communities to pair with immigrants who want to start and manage their businesses in small towns. As per Minister Kenney, “Rural communities are facing population and stagnation and decline.” “This is exacerbated by many older business owners not having interested buyers to take over their businesses.” With this program, immigrants can have at least 51% [...]

Alberta Immigration Program: International Student Entrepreneur Program

The International Student Entrepreneur Program will allow foreign graduates of Alberta post-secondary institutions to start or acquire their own business with a provincial nomination pathway to permanent residency. Foreign business owners and entrepreneurs who create jobs for Albertans and improve the economic activity of this province will have a pathway to permanently resettle here. When an international student [...]

Four New Provincial Alberta Immigration Nominee Programs

https://youtu.be/0Mz5EFPTS-E   The province of Alberta as outlined in the UCP Platform (Government of Alberta) mandate is soon ready to announce four (4) new Alberta Provincial Immigration Programs that will operate through the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) and Alberta Express Entry. We are excited to share our thoughts and understanding of each program [...]

Alberta Immigration Program: Foreign Graduate Startup Visa

This is one of the most exciting proposed programs that truly has the capability to position Alberta as a world leader in IT and Technology Startups. The proposed Foreign Graduate Startup Visa Program is designed to offer a fast track pathway to Canadian Permanent Residency for foreign graduates of top American universities who wish to launch their startup in Alberta. There are countless, highly educated, brilliant foreign graduates of top universities in the United States, from some of the most elite [...]

Special Bulletin and News Release – Canada Immigration and Visa Services (CIVS) Proudly Announces the Opening of Expansion Office in Toronto, Ontario – 88 Queens Way West, 25th Floor

Sean G McKinsley, Managing Partner, Canada Immigration and Visa Services (CIVS) proudly announce the opening of the expansion office in Toronto, Ontario. We are now proudly serving clients from our location at the CIVS Ontario Regional Headquarters at 88 Queens Way West, Suite 2500, Toronto, ON M5J 0B8. Canada Immigration and Visa Services is a [...]

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