Live webinar March 27, 2024 at 12:00pm EST
OR available video recording

  • Zeynab Moayyed

3 hours


In this course, we will provide an in depth look at the Start-up Visa Program as it enters its second decade. Start-up Visa applications present unique challenges for applicants and their representatives. The course will deep dive into the application process, providing practical tips for preparing Start-up Visa permanent residence and work permit applications, responding to update requests and procedural fairness letters, and dealing with the unique situations that can arise with multiple applicants and the life cycle of start-ups.

  • Part 1: Start-up Visa 101
    • Requirements of the Start-up Visa Program
    • Critical Letter of Support / Commitment Certificate considerations
    • Common reasons for returned files
    • Genuineness assessment
    • Practical Points when representing Start-up visa applicants
  • Part 2: WP Applications
    • Updates in WP applications
    • Requirements
  • Part 3 – Update Requests, Procedural Fairness Letters & Peer Reviews
  • Part 4 – Dealing with Refusals
    • Best practices to avoid refusals
    • Dealing with WP and PR refusals
  • Part 5 – Case Law Applications
    Part 6 – Wrap up and Q&A
    • How you can prepare your clients and their applications in light of these developments
    • Crystal Ball – Predictions for the coming year

For Lawyers and Paralegals

  • Law Society of Ontario
    Substantive Hours: This program is eligible for up to 3 hours.
  • Law Society of British Columbia
    Approved for 3 CPD credits.
  • Law Societies of Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia
    For members of these Law Societies, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual requirements

For Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants

  • College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants
    • Approved for 3 CPD hours
    • Video recording valid until March 27, 2025





  • Attendance at the live three hour webinar.
  • Access to the course materials.
  • Ability to watch the webinar until  December 31, 2025
This course is included in our:
Zeynab Ziaie Moayyed

Immigration Lawyer

Zeynab has been assisting businesses and individuals with their immigration needs for over a decade. With a practice that merges business and immigration law, she advises clients in a wide range of immigration issues and provides strategic advice for short-term visa planning and long-term immigration purposes.

Zeynab advises multinational corporations, small and medium sized businesses and individuals with regards visa requirements for setting up business operations in Canada, planning for talent mobility and related immigration compliance obligations. Her practices involves assisting business owners and employees obtain work permits and authorizations such as intra-company transfers and Labour Market Impact Assessments (including under the Global Talent Stream). Zeynab is involved in Toronto’s tech community and regularly represents Canadian start-ups in bringing foreign talent to Canada as well as assisting start-up companies to come to Canada either through the start-up visa program.

Zeynab regularly represents clients before the Immigration Appeal Division and the Federal Court of Canada representing clients in residency obligation, sponsorship or removal appeals and applications for judicial review as well as other types of enforcement matters. She is an ardent advocate for use of using technology to better deliver legal services and increase access to justice. She regularly speaks and writes on the topic of immigration and citizenship law developments and policy.