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 has business development hard-coded into his DNA. He is an entrepreneur to the core. Upon graduation from University, 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 coworker during. 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, unsuccessfully at the age of 24. He has been engaged in several other business ventures since he caught 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 had to fight to keep his first business partner in Canada. He successfully self-navigated an Owner-Operator LMIA approval in late 2016 but failed to follow through and successfully obtain a PR for his business partner in time. Upon connecting with Sean McKinsley of CIVS, they worked together and subsequently 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 startups 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 become 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.