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Green and Spiegel - An Immigration Law Firm


Jan 26, 2022


Claire MacLean and Azra Alagic

In mid-January, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released an internal memo through an access to information request detailing t...

Jan 21, 2022

Canadian Immigration Update: Checking Into 2022

Peter Salerno

Travel Restrictions  The Government of Canada continues to impose strict travel restrictions in response to the ongoing pandemic and with the...

Dec 10, 2021

The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA): Practical Considerations for the Temporary Foreign Worker’s Journey to Permanent Residency in Canada

Alexandra Cole

The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) has been provisionally applied since September 21, 2017. The purpose o...

Nov 9, 2021

Transport Canada Announces Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements for Employees and Travellers of Federally Regulated Transportation

S. Sonia Sidhu and Azra Alagic

On August 13, 2021, Canada’s Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra announced that the federal government will require COVID-19...

Sep 8, 2021

Canada’s response to the situation in Afghanistan.

Kelly Goldthorpe and Rachel More

It’s been one week since the US deadline to withdraw from Afghanistan, and Canada’s response has evolved since it was first announced ...

Posted in COVID-19
Apr 15, 2021

IRCC announces temporary public policies to facilitate the granting of permanent residence for foreign nationals in Canada

S. Sonia Sidhu and Claire MacLean

On April 14, 2021, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, the Honourable Marco E.L. Mendicino announced several...


Posted in COVID-19
Apr 13, 2021

A Year in (COVID-19) Review

Peter Salerno and Jonathan Green

On March 16, 2020, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new entry restrictions to Canada that would be implemented shortly after midni...


Apr 12, 2021

Temporary Entry into the Canadian Labour Market - Immigration Law Series - New Book Released

Alexandra Cole, Peter Salerno, Cristina Guida and Stephen W. Green

It is exciting to announce that our book “Temporary Entry into the Canadian Labour Market” is now available to readers who are seeking...

Posted in COVID-19
Feb 19, 2021

Historical Express Entry Draw – Now is the Time to Apply for Canadian Permanent Residence

Claire MacLean

On Saturday, February 13, 2021, the Canadian immigration world awoke to a surprise from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Any c...

Jan 25, 2021

UPDATE: COVID – 19 Testing Requirement For Air Entry to Canada

Jonathan Green

Effective January 7th, 2021, all individuals 5 years of age and older entering Canada by air must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 laboratory ...

Jan 14, 2021

5 Reasons to Hire an Immigration Lawyer

1. Immigration to Canada can be confusing.   Even in the simplest of cases, applications for permanent residence, work permits and ...

Jan 4, 2021

NEW: COVID-19 testing requirements for air travel

  As of January 7, 2021, at 12:01 EST, all travellers entering Canada via air will be required to present negative COVID-19 test results prio...

Nov 11, 2020

Joe Biden Wins U.S. Presidency: What Does This Mean for Canadian Immigration?

Alexander Toope

On Saturday, November 7th, Joe Biden secured victory in the U.S. Presidential election, defeating the incumbent Donald Trump and the Republican pa...

Nov 3, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Operations and Service Standards at the U.S Embassy and Consulates in Canada

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on operations and service standards at US consulates and embassies in Canada and around the wor...

Posted in COVID-19
Oct 7, 2020

Am I entitled to a Quarantine Exemption?

Jonathan Green

To limit the spread of COVID-19, governments around the world have implemented new measures to control travel and immigration between borders. Can...

Oct 5, 2020


Alexander Toope

  THE SAFE THIRD COUNTRY AGREEMENT - BACKGROUND The Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement (“STCA”), part of the U.S.-Canada Sma...

Oct 2, 2020

Moving Up North – What Google might not tell you

Kelly Goldthorpe

The US presidential election is about a month away but many Americans are already thinking about an exit plan in case the election results do not ...

Sep 23, 2020

Pathway to Permanent Residence for Pandemic Workers

On August 14, 2020, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino announced a new pathway for ...

Aug 5, 2020


Peter Salerno

Travel Restrictions Since the emergence of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in March 2020, the Government of Canada has released a series of m...

Jul 22, 2020

Virtual marriages amid COVID-19 - No Permanent Solution to Border Separation

Lovers who are looking for creative, digital ways to settle down in or bring their significant others to Canada should be warned: Not all is fair ...