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RADIO INTERVIEW – CityNews

RADIO INTERVIEW – CityNews

In a radio interview with CityNews, Green and Spiegel Managing Partner Stephen Green emphasized the crucial role of both permanent and temporary residents in addressing labour shortages amid Canada’s aging population, and highlighted the importance of streamlining Canada’s immigration pathways to provide newcomers with a smoother application process.

Scroll to 1:15:45 to listen to the interview (June 11, 2024 – Episode 130).

 

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The Canadian Start-up Visa Program

The Canadian Start-up Visa Program

Green and Spiegel Lawyer Spencer Green provides an overview of the Canadian Start-up Visa Program.

The Federal Start-up Visa program encourages foreign nationals to build innovative and internationally competitive companies that will create employment opportunities for Canadians. Entrepreneurs who are eligible for the program will receive funding, guidance, and expertise for opening and operating their companies in Canada.

 

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Francophone Mobility Program

Francophone Mobility Program

Green and Spiegel Lawyer David Comtois provides an overview of the Francophone Mobility Program.

The Francophone Mobility Program is a work permit for a French-speaking worker to fill a high-skilled position at a Canadian location outside of Quebec. There are no requirements for the foreign worker to have any previous experience with the company nor are there obligations for the employer to demonstrate that there is no Canadian worker available for the position.

 

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Mobilité francophone

Mobilité francophone

L’avocat de Green et Spiegel, David Comtois, donne un aperçu mobilité francophone.

Cette catégorie peut être utilisée pour faire venir un travailleur francophone pour combler un poste hautement qualifié dans un établissement canadien à l’extérieur du Québec. Le travailleur étranger n’est pas tenu d’avoir une expérience antérieure au sein de l’entreprise et l’employeur n’est pas tenu de démontrer qu’il n’y a pas de travailleur canadien disponible pour ce poste.

 

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INSIDE IMMIGRATION – May 30th, 2024

INSIDE IMMIGRATION – May 30th, 2024

Panelists Evan Green and Alexandra Cole provided the latest developments in Canadian immigration.

The panelists provided attendees with guidance, updates and best practices in these uncertain times and opened it up to questions from the audience at the end of the webinar.

Agenda

  • Introduction of new legislation for Canadian citizenship by descent
  • Parental Sponsorship Update
  • Processing Times & IRCC Portals
  • Special Measures Updates:
    • Upcoming Expiry to the Measures for Israeli nationals, Palestine passport holders and family members in Canada (Expiring June 12, 2024)
    • Updated temporary public policy to facilitate temporary resident visas for certain extended family affected by the crisis in Gaza (May 27, 2024)
    • Post March 31, 2024: Measures to support Ukrainians and their family members
  • “Flagpoling” at the border

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INTERVIEW – Global News

INTERVIEW – Global News

In an interview with Global News, Green and Spiegel lawyer Cansu Aydemir shared her expertise on Canadian student visa applications.

“[The] Canadian government and Canadian immigration expects you to be truthful about your background and your criminal history”.

 

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FEATURED ARTICLE – The Globe and Mail

FEATURED ARTICLE – The Globe and Mail

In an interview with The Globe and Mail, Green and Spiegel Managing Partner Stephen Green shared his thoughts on Canadian companies violating foreign worker programs.

“’The system is working because companies are terrified to be on that list’ published by the government”.

 

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Canada & U.S. – Gateway to Global Business

Canada & U.S. – Gateway to Global Business

Ashish Dua, Green and Spiegel Business Development Consultant, moderated this webinar on the unique relationship between Canada, the U.S., and India. Speakers Stephen W. Green, Cristina Guida, and Benjamin Green from Green and Spiegel, and automotive industry leader Sohinder Singh Gill from Hero Electric Vehicles shared their expertise regarding the practicalities involved in Canada/U.S./India investments from a business and immigration perspective.

Take-aways:

  • Aspiring Indian entrepreneurs seeking international success will discover that Canada and the U.S. serve as gateways to Western and global markets, offering invaluable opportunities for expansion and growth.
  • Gain insights into the surge in electronic vehicle startups within Canada, reflecting the country’s commitment to fostering innovation in the green energy sector.
  • Explore business opportunities in the US market, including innovative strategies for market entry and expansion for entrepreneurial success and growth on an international scale.
  • Discover the advantages of doing business in Canada: Start-up Visa & Canadian government incentives for innovation.
  • Learn about the pathway from work permit to permanent residence for Indian businesses entering the Canadian market.
  • Discover more about immigration options for doing business in the U.S. market.

 

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INSIDE IMMIGRATION – APRIL 24th, 2024

INSIDE IMMIGRATION – APRIL 24th, 2024

Panelists Alannah Glintz and Michael Hughes provided the latest developments in Canadian immigration.

The panelists provided attendees with guidance, updates and best practices in these uncertain times and opened it up to questions from the audience at the end of the webinar.

Agenda

  • New visa requirements for Mexican nationals
  • Innovation Stream Work Permit
  • Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (effective May 1st, 2024)
  • Reminder that temporary policy permitting students to work more than 20 hours per week ends on April 30, 2024
  • Updates on:
    • Measures to help Israelis, Palestinians, and family members of Canadians and permanent residents from the region
    • Measures to help Iranian nationals
    • Canada–Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel measure extension

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