Team - Startup Canada Visa

Our Advisors

Gerry Weiner

The Honorable Mr. Gerry Weiner P.C.

Former Minister Of Immigration, Citizenship,
and Secretary of State of Canada

The Honorable Gerry Weiner brings a long and distinguished political and business career to APS. Gerry contributes a wealth of experience, expertise, and achievement to his role as advisor to Canadian, and international investors. His extensive travels have allowed him to connect to the world, and its better understanding.

Gerry, a Pharmacist by profession, began his political career as councillor, and Mayor of the City of Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, and was elected a Member of Parliament in 1984. He then held several prominent federal cabinet positions, as a member of the two Brian Mulroney governments.

Among his many accomplishments have been the creation of the Department of Multiculturalism, bringing forward The Canadian Multiculturalism Act, and playing a central role in the creation of the Immigrant Investor Program.

Jim Metcalfe

Jim Metcalfe

Former Foreign Service Officer

James has 25 years of experience with the Government of Canada working as a Foreign Service Officer in Ottawa and overseas, first as a Visa Officer and then as a Consul and Officer in Charge in Canadian Embassies and Consulates in Europe, Australia and the United States as well as tours of duty in Ottawa.

In 1993 he left the government and established his own successful consulting firm in Toronto. In 2005 he moved to Pace Law Firm with his team to establish an Immigration department. In 2017 he retired from Pace but remains active by assisting several law firms and consultants on complex immigration cases in the Toronto area.

With his experience as a Visa Officer, Canadian Consul, and as a Consultant, he has assisted thousands of people to immigrate and to live, work, and study in Canada. His work has required extensive travel throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. James’ knowledge of immigration law and procedures has resulted in an expertise to analyze issues and resolve complex problems quickly.

Michael Shribman

Michael Shribman

Senior Advisor,
Founder of APS

Michael is a serial entrepreneur that has invested in and launched multiple ventures within the healthcare and medical space. He is actively involved in mergers, acquisitions and consultancy and has founded several companies that are aggregators of ideas for projects and intellectual property in the biopharma and medical device industries.

Michael has experience consulting and advising entrepreneurs and connecting them with funders, mentors, advisers, business planners, incubators and accelerators to ensure that projects and ventures are economically viable. He has over 18 years of experience in direct marketing and sales in commercial real estate and associated businesses.

Michael is a trusted adviser with a passion for identifying market opportunities and strategic partnerships to foster accelerated revenue growth for partners.

It would be our pleasure to meet you!