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Jan 3, 2017

The Dynamic Tides of Canadian Immigration Law: 2016 Year-End Review

Syrian refugees were the hit story of Canadian immigration in 2016. Make no mistake, refugees made up a large portion of the permanent resident adm...

Dec 22, 2016

Happy Holidays from Green and Spiegel

  Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year from your friends at Green and Spiegel LLP!

Dec 22, 2016

Express Entry Draw- Number of Invitations Rises Dramatically

December 22, 2016 – Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 2,878 to apply for Permanent Residen...

Dec 19, 2016

Express Entry Draw- Numbers Remain Steady

December 19th, 2016 – On Friday December 16th, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 1,936 to apply f...

Dec 14, 2016

Fairer Rules For Accepting Applications to Parent and Grandparent Program Announced

December 14, 2016— Today, the Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) announced a very sensible ch...

Dec 14, 2016

Improvements to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program Announced

December 14th, 2016 – Yesterday, the Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship made an announcement intende...

Dec 7, 2016

Reminder: Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program Re-Opening January 3, 2017- Get Your Applications Prepared Early

The Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program will reopen on January 3, 2017. Last year, the program cap of 10,000 applications was met shortly af...

Dec 7, 2016

Processing Time for Family Reunification Applications to be Shortened

December 7th, 2016 – Today Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a plan to drastically reduce the processing time for...

Dec 5, 2016

Green and Spiegel Lawyer quoted in The Atlantic

Congrats are in order to Joshua Rolf, an associate at Green and Spiegel U.S., LLC in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who shared his immigration ex...

Nov 30, 2016

U.S. CBP Now Requires EVUS Enrollments for Chinese National 10-Year Visa Holders Before Travelling to the U.S.

November 30, 2016 – On November 29, 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced its implementation of the requirement for all in...

Nov 30, 2016

Only Individuals From the PNP Selected for Express Entry Today

November 30, 2016- Today the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited only 559 candidates to apply for Permanent R...

Nov 17, 2016

What Happens When There Is NO NAFTA In 2017?

Featuring: Tim Golden

The 2016 U.S. election brought changes that were predicted by few. Now the future of U.S. immigration will be left to unpredictable mechanics of U....

Nov 16, 2016

Final Express Entry Draw Before New Changes Are Implemented

November 16, 2016- Today the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 2,427 candidates to apply for Permanent Resi...

Nov 11, 2016

Update – Enforcement of Electronic Travel Authorizations (eTA)

November 11, 2016 –  As of yesterday, the use of Electronic Travel Authorizations (eTA) has been enforced.The new eTA program requires t...

Nov 10, 2016

Update – Changes to the Point Distribution for Express Entry Applications

November 10, 2016 – The Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that it will be implementing cha...

Nov 9, 2016

What does a Trump Victory mean for U.S. Business Immigration?

The results from the U.S. presidential election are in, and Donald Trump has eked out an electoral college victory that will send him to the White ...

Nov 9, 2016

eTA is MANDATORY TOMORROW NOVEMBER 10, 2016

November 9, 2016- After much fanfare (and delay), the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) will be mandatory tomorrow! The individuals most affect...

Nov 4, 2016

Reminder- End of Leniency period for Electronic Travel Authorizations (“eTA”)

Starting November 10, 2016, new entry requirements will be in effect for many travellers to Canada. Visa-exempt foreign nationals, who fl...

Nov 3, 2016

Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program re-opening January 3, 2017- Get your applications prepared early

November 3, 2016 – The Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program will reopen on January 3, 2017. Last year, the program cap of 10,000 a...

Nov 2, 2016

November 2, 2016 – Good News for over 2,000 Express Entry Hopefuls

November 2, 2016 – Today the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 2080 candidates to apply for...