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Green and Spiegel - An Immigration Law Firm


Dec 4, 2018


Valerie Kleinman

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

Nov 13, 2018

In-depth Analysis of the 2018 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration

The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship’s recently released 2018 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration asserts: “Imm...

Sep 27, 2018

Cannabis, Canada, and New Dilemmas Presented for U.S. Entry

Tim Golden and Kelly Goldthorpe

“You’re not getting into the United States today...” “I can ban you for life, if I want to…” “I don&rsqu...

Sep 17, 2018

Detailed Analysis of Express Entry - What Are My Chances?

Kelly Goldthorpe

Express Entry is Canada’s immigration application management system which came into effect in January 2015. Express Entry manages the Canadia...

Aug 31, 2018

Top 5 Canadian Immigration Updates So Far This Year

Peter Salerno

1. Biometrics requirements Giving up your fingerprints and a photograph before entering Canada has become the new norm for most foreign nation...

Jul 19, 2018

Top Five Reasons Why IT Companies are Coming to Canada

Canada is quickly becoming a hub for IT companies. Whether it is big and established companies or brand-new start-ups, the IT sector is booming. Th...

Jul 10, 2018

Then and Now: Canada’s Collection of Biometric Data

In an effort to enhance the integrity of the Canadian immigration system, the federal government began collecting biometric data from foreign natio...

Jun 6, 2018

NAFTA 2.0 – What is the Future of Free Trade and cross-border labour mobility?

Kelly Goldthorpe

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) agreement has liberalized trade between Canada, the United States and Mexico since it came into eff...

May 8, 2018

Unreasonable Fraudulence Findings: Hammad v. Canada

In the recent decision of Hammad v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2018 FC 459, the Federal Court found that it can be procedurally unfair f...

Apr 6, 2018


Alexandra Cole

THE LEGISLATION The subject of Canada’s medical inadmissibility provisions has been a hot topic on the government’s radar in recent yea...

Mar 22, 2018

2018 Federal Budget: Comprehensive Immigration Review

Alannah Glintz

On February 27, 2018, Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled 2018’s federal budget, which he described as “a plan that puts people first ...

Dec 1, 2017

Welcome to America…NOT!!

Tim Golden

The current U.S. administration has now had a full year under its belt since Election Day, and it has been ten months full of surprises for those w...

Nov 16, 2017

CETA: Canada and the European Union Oceans Apart but Closer Than Ever

Cristina Guida and Peter Salerno

New free trade union provides open marketplace for Canadian and European companies  The subject of free trade in Canada is increasingly garner...

Jul 14, 2017

Want to Move to Canada? Read Our Mid-Year Immigration Review

Peter Salerno

  There has been no shortage of hot-button immigration issues in the first half of 2017. From an international standpoint, President Donald Tr...

Jun 9, 2017

Green and Spiegel Associate Receives Prestigious CBA Award

Aris Daghighian

We would like to congratulate associate Aris Daghighian for winning this year’s CBA National Immigration Law Section Founders’ Award. T...

Jun 7, 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 10, 2017

Green and Spiegel’s Jonathan Grode Quoted in Forbes EB-5 Article

U.S. Practice Director Jonathan Grode was quoted in a May 10th article featured in Forbes regarding the EB-5 immigrant investor prog...

Apr 28, 2017

Bill C-6: Changes to the Citizenship Act

Cristina Guida

April 28, 2017- In response to campaign promises to remove “unfair elements” from the current Citizenship Act, the Liberal government i...

Feb 28, 2017

The Next Brain Gain? - Canada’s Global Skills Strategy

Kelly Goldthorpe

By: Kelly Goldthorpe  “We know that when talented researchers, innovators and leaders are able to provide their expertise, even temporar...

Feb 22, 2017

The Safe Third Country Agreement Between Canada and the United States

Aris Daghighian

In the wake of President Trump’s Executive Orders on immigration last month, there has been much talk in Canada of the Safe Third Country Ag...