Live webinar November 2, 2022 @ 12:00 PM EST
OR available available video recording


Stanley Leo & Marianella Manzur


4 hours

SUMMARY: This will be a 2-part course with the first part focusing on an overview of the requirements and procedures of the Start-Up Visa (“SUV”) program followed by an assessment of the program’s performance, its treatment within the pantheon of Canadian immigration programs, and alternative pathways that SUV candidates may consider for pursuing permanent resident status.

In the second part of the course, the instructor will discuss designated organizations with an emphasis on popular incubator programs, examine the structure of successful business plans/documents required to apply for both the visa and to the designated organizations, as well as review trends in SUV business ideas.

  • What is the SUV Program?
  • How does it work?
  • Problems with the SUV Program
  • Business plans
  • Joorney and the Start up visa
  • Recap of the Purpose of the SUV Program
    • Supporting Immigration Professionals and Applicants for the SUV
    • Startup Visa Business Plan General Structure
  • Samples
  • Trends in SUV Business Ideas


For Lawyers and Paralegals

Law Society of Ontario
   • Substantive Hours: This program is eligible for up to 4 hours

Law Society of British Columbia
   • Approved for 4 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 4 CPD hours
   • Video recording valid until November 2, 2023

Purchasing Options

Single Course


• Attendance at the live four hour webinar
• Access to the course materials
• Ability to watch the webinar until  December 31, 2023


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Your Instructor

Stanley Leo

Barrister & Solicitor - Certified Specialist

Immigration Lawyer, Lowe and Company LLP

Born in Singapore, Stan moved to British Columbia with his family and has called the province home ever since. Stan graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science before graduating from the University of Manitoba with a Juris Doctor. Before joining Lowe & Company as an associate, he articled at a mid-size Vancouver full-service business law firm and then worked briefly at a law firm in the Tri-Cities primarily practicing residential real estate law.  Stan was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2012.

Stan has had the opportunity to assist people from all over the world with various Canadian immigration and citizenship matters including work authorizations, study permits, skilled worker immigration including federal and provincial programs, family sponsorships, criminal inadmissibility and citizenship.

In addition to Stan’s immigration practice, he has taught on immigration matters including but not limited to business work permits such as LMIA applications based on the Owner Operator advertising exemption.