Steven Joseph Paolasini, B.Eng

Senior National Vice President

Steven Joseph Paolasini is the Senior National 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 India Edition
  3. Owner Operator LMIA Guidebook Hong Kong Edition
  4. Intra Company Transferees (ICT) Guidebook
  5. How to Find LMIA Jobs in Canada, Start-up Visa Guidebook
  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.



If you are seeking or offering employment in Canada we can help you connect with the people you need.

  • Employment Opportunities for Workers

  • Qualified Job Candidates for Employers

  • Employment Consultation & Advisory Services

At CIVS we are a family, and our clients are the important connection in that circle. When you choose Canada Immigration & Visa Services you can count on us, every step of the way.

The Canada Immigration and Visa Services team works together like a family to deliver exceptional experiences to our clients. and we foster that by valuing and respecting our people.

Experienced immigration consultants know that the best success stories are all about details and process. Put our experience to work for you to ensure that every detail is in place.

Every client has unique needs, we understand that, and we know how to work with you to deliver the best possible results for every situation. We understand your unique story, and we honor it.


CIVS is owned and managed by Sean G McKinsley, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC). CIVS is headquartered at the Maximus 88 Professional Center located in the Sunalta beltline. We are pleased to offer free on-site parking. We are also steps away from the Sunalta LRT C-train station.