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Feb 28, 2017

The Next Brain Gain? - Canada’s Global Skills Strategy

Kelly Goldthorpe

By: Kelly Goldthorpe  “We know that when talented researchers, innovators and leaders are able to provide their expertise, even temporar...

Feb 22, 2017

The Safe Third Country Agreement Between Canada and the United States

Aris Daghighian

In the wake of President Trump’s Executive Orders on immigration last month, there has been much talk in Canada of the Safe Third Country Ag...

Feb 1, 2017

Families Denied Entry at the Philadelphia Airport File Federal Litigation Against the Trump Administration

We would like to congratulate U.S. practice director Jonathan Grode on his tireless work with the ACLU to help families who have been denied entry ...

Sep 30, 2016

Green and Spiegel Thanksgiving Food Drive

The thanksgiving season is upon us again!   Green & Spiegel will be teaming up with the Daily Bread Food Bank collecting non-perishable it...

Sep 30, 2016

Green and Spiegel Tops the Chambers and Partner Guide in Immigration

September 30, 2016 – Green & Spiegel has been awarded the highest honours in the Chambers and Partners Canadian Guide, receiving a Band 1...

Sep 12, 2016

GANDS Tough Mudder 2016

Congratulations are in order for our Green and Spiegel Tough Mudder crew! All of their hard work and dedication was put to the test on Saturday Sep...

Sep 1, 2016

Canada Will Lift Visa Requirements for Mexico on December 1, 2016

June 28, 2016 – Prime Minister Trudeau announced today that effective December 1, 2016, Mexicans will no longer need a visa to visit Canada.&...

Jun 15, 2016

IRCC is Bringing Wait Times Down for Spousal Sponsorships in Particular

Shoshana T. Green

June 15, 2016 – Making good on its pledge to family reunification, the federal Government has announced that it will grant permanent residenc...

May 31, 2016

Reminder: Mobilité Francophone Stream to Open on June 1st, 2016

Valerie Kleinman

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently announced the launch of the Mobilité Francophone work permit stream under t...

May 20, 2016

New Changes to Entry in Mexico for visa holders

Evan J. Green and Tim Golden

As of May 18, 2016, any permanent resident or holder of a valid visa issued by the United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, or any co...

May 20, 2016

DUI’s and Visa Revocation in the U.S.

Evan J. Green and Tim Golden

May 20, 2016 – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) Visa Office has recently instructed consular officers to revoke the visas of visa-hold...

May 9, 2016

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Virtually Closed for 2016

Effective May 9, 2016, the Ontario government has paused the intake of all new applications for high-volume Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (&ldq...

Apr 14, 2016

You’re Invited to the CERC 2016 Immigration Breakfast Symposium on May 12, 2016

Stephen W. Green

 April 14, 2016 – Stephen Green, Senior Partner at Green and Spiegel LLP will be speaking at the Central Regional Committee of Cana...

Mar 15, 2016

Liberal Government Gives Hope to International Students in Canada

March 15, 2016 – Immigration Minister John McCallum has said that he will look to reforming the current Express Entry system with a eye to he...

Mar 9, 2016

Upcoming Webinar - Inside Immigration March 2016

When: Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 12:00pm to 12:45pm EST   Inside Immigration is a monthly call featuring Green and Spiegel’s immigra...

Mar 4, 2016

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) Implementation Date Postponed

March 4, 2016 – The implementation date for eTAs has been postponed from March 15, 2016 until sometime this fall.  Travellers who do not...

Feb 25, 2016

Four Significant Changes Announced to Amend Citizenship Act

February 25, 2016 – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum introduced four significant changes to the Citizenship Act.&...

Feb 24, 2016

Express Entry: Very Slight Drop to 453 Points Today

February 24, 2016 – Today, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) invited 1,484 candidates to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada throu...

Feb 16, 2016

Less Than One Month Until the eTA Requirement Kicks In

February 16, 2016 – The deadline for the requirement for Canada’s Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is fast approaching. Effective ...

Feb 2, 2016

Canada’s eTA Transition Ends March 14, 2016: Do you Need to Apply?

February 2, 2016 – The Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) will become mandatory on March 15, 2016. The eTA will be required for most visa-...