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Evan J. Green LL.B

Senior Partner
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Toronto
390 Bay Street, Suite 2800 Toronto ON M5H 2Y2 CA

Evan Green is one of the two Senior Partners at Green and Spiegel. Evan has been practising immigration law for over 25 years and has extensive experience in all areas of Canadian immigration. Evan has been identified for many years as a leading practitioner in immigration law. Evan is considered a subject matter expert in the field, frequently asked to speak as a panellist, moderator and lecturer.  Evan is a regular speaker at the following organizations:

  • The Human Resources Professional Association’s Annual Conference, considered to be the leading association for Human Resource Professionals in Canada;
  • The Canada Employment Relocation Council’s Annual Conference as well as their Immigration Symposium;
  • The Council for Global Immigration;
  • The Toronto U.S. Consulate; and
  • The American Immigration Lawyers Association.

 In addition to being a much sought after speaker on Canadian immigration matters, Evan appears on television and radio and is often quoted by various media outlets in Canada including the National Post, The Globe and Mail, the CBC, Global News and The Law Times. 

 Within the firm, Evan manages the U.S. practice for the firm which includes U.S. immigration matters processed from the Toronto office as well as the 3 offices in the U.S.   Evan is particularly skilled at navigating the issues surrounding the Canadian and U.S. border.   Evan’s strong understanding of the nuances of U.S./Canadian cross borders issues allows him to provide clear and quick counsel to many companies with business interests in both Canada and the U.S. Evan is a member of the American Immigration Association and, over the years, has held numerous executive positons in the Canadian Chapter including President.  Evan also is a leading practitioner in the area of U.S. consular processing and is considered the “go to guy” for many U.S. attorneys who contact Evan on a regular basis regarding  processing at the U.S. Consulates in Canada as well as a multitude of issues related to the Canada/U.S.  border issues. 

In addition to his cross border subspecialty, Evan’s expertise includes all areas of Canadian immigration law, specializing in corporate employee transfers, federal skilled worker applications, investor applications, work permits, and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Evan also has particular expertise in NAFTA confirmation exemptions, work permit approvals for strategic, expert and key professional employees and high level executives.

Education

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1990
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) cum laude - University of Ottawa, 1988
 

Affiliations

  • The Law Society of Upper Canada
  • The Human Resource Professionals Association
  • The Canadian Employee Relocation Council
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Council for Global Immigration
 

Involvement

  • Mount Sinai - Board of Directors
  • Maccabia Games Israel - 2013 Participant
  • Beth Sholom Synagogue - Executive Committee of the Brotherhood Humanitarian Awards Dinner
  • Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center
  • Thyroid Cancer Canada - Board of Directors

Awards

  • Rank by Best Lawyers Canada for Immigration Law
  • Rank by "International Who's Who of Business Lawyers" as Leading Canadian Corporate Immigration Attorney
  • Ranked by the Chamber & Partners for Immigration in Canada

News

Aug 24, 2016

Express Entry August 24, 2016 – Qualifying Score Jumps Dramatically

August 24, 2016 – Today the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 750 candidates to apply for P...

May 11, 2016

Reminder of New passport rule for travelers flying to U.S.

Please remember that as of April 1, 2016, travelers travelling to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program with an Electronic Syst...

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

May 25, 2017

Global Skills Strategy Webinar - Join Us Thursday May 25, 2017 at Noon

Canada’s Global Skills Strategy is scheduled to launch on June 12th, 2017. The Global Skills Strategy is aimed at helping high-grow...

Jan 26, 2017

Join our next Inside Immigration Webinar on Thursday, January 26, 2017

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

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...

Oct 27, 2016

Upcoming Green and Spiegel Webinar Thursday October 27th, 2016

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

Sep 12, 2016

A Restaurateur’s Guide to Canada Immigration Laws- September 12th, 2016

Are you intimidated by the immigration screening process to hire talent from outside Canada?  This webinar will focus specifically on issues t...

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...

Jun 30, 2016

Sign-up for the upcoming Green and Spiegel Webinar on Canada/U.S. Issues

When: Thursday, June 30th, 2016 from 12:00pm to 12:45pm EST Inside Immigration is a monthly call featuring Green and Spiegel’s immigration la...

Blogs

May 20, 2016

New Changes to Entry in Mexico for visa holders

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.

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

Media and Presentations