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Stephen W. Green LL.B

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

Stephen Green is a senior partner at Green and Spiegel LLP in Toronto. Stephen has been practising immigration law for over 25 years, and has extensive experience in all areas of Canadian immigration. Stephen was listed in Who’s Who Legal for Corporate Immigration Lawyers, recognizing him as the Leading Canadian Corporate Attorney since 2005. Stephen has also been identified for many years as a leading practitioner in immigration law by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. Stephen is considered a subject matter expert in the field, frequently asked to speak as a panelist, moderator and lecturer. Stephen has also held the position of chair of the Citizenship and Immigration Section of the Canadian Bar Association, is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the International Bar Association.

Stephen’s experience 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. He has appeared before parliamentary committee as a key witness on a number of immigration issues such as Citizenship and Labour Market Impact Assessments. Stephen also leads the Investment and Entrepreneur Program at the firm, which aims at helping experienced business people invest in Canada to achieve a permanent resident visa. Stephen also has particular expertise in NAFTA confirmation exemptions, work permit approvals for strategic, expert and key professional employees, and professional and amateur athletes.

Education

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1988
  • University of Windsor, LLB, 1986
  • York University, Toronto, 1983
 

Affiliations

  • Certified Specialist in Immigration Law, The Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Past Chair, Citizenship and Immigration Section, Canadian Bar Association
  • Secretary (2006) and Treasurer (2007), Citizenship and Immigration Section, Canadian Bar Association of Ontario
  • Past Chair, Citizenship & Immigration Section, Canadian Bar Association of Ontario
  • Executive Committee of the Canadian Bar Association, Citizenship & Immigration Section, 1991 to 2011
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, Advisory Committee on Regulating Immigration Consultants
  • International Bar Association, 1998 to present
  • International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, January 2014 to present
  • Head Lecturer, Immigration Practices and Procedures Course, Seneca College, 1997 to 2010
  • Adjunct Professor, Immigration and Refugee Law, Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario for the academic year 1998/1999
  • Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC), 1997 to 2000
  • Director, Harmony Movement, (1998-2002)
  • Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario
  • Director, Canada Employment Relocation Council since 2015

Involvement

In addition to community participation, Stephen has been instrumental in raising funds many organizations, including SickKids Foundation.

• Past Chair, Toronto Board of Trade, Mentoring Taskforce

• Founder and Chairman, The SickKids Connection, Hospital for SickKids Foundation o Director, HealthyKids International (2008 to 2010) o Director, Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, Sept. 2002-to 2011

• Executive Committee, David Foster Foundation Gala, 2013 o Gala Co-Chair, David Foster Foundation, 2015

• Director, Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation 1995-2002

• Board Member, Telus Community Board

News

Apr 28, 2016

Electronic Travel Authorizations will be Required as of September 29, 2016

As of September 29, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorizatio...

Events

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...

May 26, 2016

Upcoming Green and Spiegel Webinar- Inside Immigration May 26th, 2016

When:  Thursday, May 26th, 2016 from 12:00pm to 12:45pm EST Inside Immigration is a monthly call featuring Green and Spiegel’s immi...

Apr 20, 2016

Stephen Green Honoured to Speak before Parliament

Senior Partner Stephen Green will be testifying before Parliament today, speaking specifically on Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act. T...

Blogs

Apr 14, 2016

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

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

Media and Presentations