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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 one of the two Senior Partners at Green and Spiegel and is Certified as a Specialist in Immigration Law by The Law Society of Upper Canada.  Stephen has been practising immigration law for 30 years and has extensive experience in all areas of Canadian immigration. Stephen has been identified for many years as a leading practitioner in immigration law. Stephen is considered a subject matter expert in the field, frequently asked to speak as a panellist, moderator and lecturer. Stephen has held the following positions:

  • Invited by the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to attend the January 2017 roundtable and give feedback on the federal government’s new Global Skills Strategy.  The roundtable was attended by important stakeholders such as the Toronto Financial Services Alliance, key government officials and subject matter experts in the field.  The government’s new Global Skills Strategy will be refined and rolled out later in 2017. 
  • Director, Canada Employment Relocation Council since 2015;
  • Co-Chair of The Law Society of Upper Canada’s Annual Immigration Law Summit for past 5 years;
  • Past Chair of the Citizenship and Immigration Section of the Canadian Bar Association;
  • 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; and
  • Head Lecturer, Immigration Practices and Procedures Course, Seneca College, 1997 to 2010.

Stephen’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. Stephen also leads the Investment and Entrepreneur Department at the firm, which assists experienced business people and high net worth individuals to invest in Canada to obtain Permanent Residence.  Stephen also has particular expertise in NAFTA confirmation exemptions, work permit approvals for strategic, expert and key professional employees and high level executives.

Stephen’s clients range from the largest multinational corporations in the world to many start-up and entrepreneurial clients crossing all industries: IT, telecommunications, hospitality, transportation and consulting to name just a few.  Stephen travels around the globe to speak to various business organizations and clients regarding Canadian immigration.

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 for many organizations, including SickKids Foundation.
  • Past Chair, Toronto Board of Trade, Mentoring Taskforce
  • Founder and Chairman, The SickKids Connection, Hospital for SickKids Foundation
  • Director, HealthyKids International (2008 to 2010)  
  • Director, Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, Sept. 2002 to 2011
  • Executive Committee, David Foster Foundation Gala, 2013
  • Gala Co-Chair, David Foster Foundation, 2015
  • Director, Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation 1995-2002
  • Board Member, Telus Community Board

News

Jun 12, 2017

Canada’s Global Skills Strategy: Opening the Canadian Border to the Next Brain Gain

The Global Skills Strategy came into effect on June 12, 2017 in what is promised to be faster access to highly skilled foreign talent to help Canad...

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

Jun 12, 2017

Unpacking the Global Skill Strategy on June 12th, 2017 at 3pm

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

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...

Apr 27, 2017

Join Our Investment Immigration Webinar on Thursday April 27, 2017 at Noon

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

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