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Valerie Kleinman B.PAPM, LL.L, J.D

Senior Associate
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Toronto
150 York Street, 5th Floor Toronto ON M5H 3S5 CA

Valerie Kleinman is an associate at Green and Spiegel LLP in Toronto. Valerie currently leads the firm’s Compliance and Inspections practice. She represents employers who are facing compliance inspections by Service Canada and Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees Canada. Valerie is also able to assist companies in developing best practices to ensure that they are compliant with the requirements of their Labour Market Impact Assessments and Work Permits.

In addition, Valerie has significant experience working on all types of work permit applications, including NAFTA Investor applications and intra-company transfers. She has represented clients in all areas of Canadian citizenship and immigration law such as work permits, study permits, visitor visas, family class applications, Federal Skilled Worker and Canadian Experience Class applications through the Express Entry System, and Provincial Nominee Program applications. Valerie can assist clients in French and has experience working on both temporary and permanent Quebec-based applications.

Education

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2012
  • J.D. University of Ottawa, 2011
  • LL.L (Civil Law) University of Ottawa, 2010
  • B.PAPM, Social Policy, Highest Honours, Carleton University, 2007

Additional Languages Spoken

French 

Affiliations

  • Ontario Bar Association - Citizenship and Immigration Section; Young Lawyers Division 
  • Canadian Bar Association - French Speaking Lawyers Section
  • Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario
 

News

Apr 29, 2020

Travelling to Canada in the age of COVID-19? Make sure you have a Quarantine Plan.

As part of its sweeping efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada requires every individual who is granted entry to Canada, regardless of na...

Apr 29, 2020

Employing a Foreign Worker in the age of COVID-19? Make sure you are aware of new compliance obligations.

The Government of Canada has now expanded the scope of compliance inspections on employers. Effective April 20, 2020, employers of foreign workers ...

Apr 01, 2020

COVID-19 AND CANADIAN IMMIGRATION: ANSWERING TRAVEL RESTRICTION QUESTIONS

  As the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19 continue to evolve, the Government of Canada has released a series o...

Mar 23, 2020

COVID 19 AND CANADIAN IMMIGRATION: ANSWERING TRAVEL RESTRICTION QUESTIONS

As we continue to venture into unchartered waters surrounding COVID 19, the Canadian Government has implemented measures to help contain the virus....

Apr 28, 2016

Electronic Travel Authorizations will be Required Starting ​November 10th, 2016

Starting ​November 10th, 2016​, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada are expected to have an Electronic Travel Author...

Events

Oct 30, 2019

Inside Immigration Webinar

Inside Immigration Webinar is a monthly 30 minute call featuring Green and Spiegel’s immigration lawyers covering a broad range of topics in ...

Dec 21, 2016

Join our next Inside Immigration Webinar on Thursday, December 21, 2016

Inside Immigration is a monthly call featuring Green and Spiegel’s immigration lawyers covering a broad range of topics in immigration law, i...

Jun 21, 2016

Green and Spiegel Wins 2016 Lexpert Diversity and Inclusion Award

We are very proud to announce that Green and Spiegel LLP was chosen as a winner of Lexpert’s 2016 Zenith Awards: Celebrating Diversity a...

Blogs

Apr 01, 2020

COVID-19 and Canadian Immigration: Answering Travel Restriction Questions

  As the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19 continue to evolve, the Government of Canada has released a series o...

Mar 23, 2020

COVID 19 and Canadian Immigration: Answering travel restriction questions

As we continue to venture into unchartered waters surrounding COVID 19, the Canadian Government has implemented measures to help contain the virus...

Apr 25, 2019

Impact of the 2019 Ontario Budget on Immigration

Although immigration is technically under federal jurisdiction, the Province of Ontario plays an active role in contributing to the selection of im...

Apr 01, 2019

Bienvenue au Canada: Immigration Options for French-Speaking Applicants

Bienvenue au Canada: Immigration Options for French-Speaking Applicants Canada has two official languages, English and French, and significant effo...

Dec 04, 2018

YOUR EMPLOYEE HAS ARRIVED IN CANADA ON THEIR WORK PERMIT, NOW WHAT?

BACKGROUND Considerable time and effort have been spent to have a foreign national join your team in Canada. What happens after they arrive? Employ...

May 31, 2016

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

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

Media and Presentations