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Green and Spiegel - An Immigration Law Firm


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

Genevieve Giesbrecht

  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

Tim Golden

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...

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

Genevieve Giesbrecht

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 ...

Jul 13, 2020

Canada-United States COVID-19 border restrictions keep families, couples separated

  If distance makes the heart grow fonder, the unyielding gulf imposed by COVID-19-related travel restrictions at the Canada-U.S. border is c...

Jul 8, 2020

The Movement of Skilled Talent from the U.S. to Canada

Like everything else in the world, COVID-19 has impacted immigration in unprecedented ways. With unemployment rates skyrocketing in the past few m...

Jun 10, 2020

Travelers to Canada Must Disclose a Detailed Quarantine Plan and the Helpful ArriveCan App

Canada’s ongoing efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 includes requiring every traveler entering Canada, regardless of nationality or where...

Jun 10, 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on International Students

As COVID-19 continues to reshape the Canadian immigration landscape, many questions arise for international students such as…. what is the i...

May 16, 2020

The New Agri-Food Pilot Program

Amid all of the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and Canadian immigration, the Government of Canada has announced a new Agri-Food Pilot program tha...

Posted in COVID-19
Apr 1, 2020

COVID-19 and Canadian Immigration: Answering Travel Restriction Questions

Michael Hughes and Valerie Kleinman

  As the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19 continue to evolve, the Government of Canada has released a series o...

Mar 26, 2020

Understanding Canada’s shifting immigration laws in light of COVID-19

Ravi Jain and Michael Hughes

In the wake of the spread of COVID-19, immigration lawyers have been confronted with an abundance of new directives from the Government of Canada. ...


Mar 23, 2020

COVID 19 and Canadian Immigration: Answering travel restriction questions

Valerie Kleinman

As we continue to venture into unchartered waters surrounding COVID 19, the Canadian Government has implemented measures to help contain the virus...


Feb 14, 2020

Immigrating for love

  Whether you are moving across the city, across the country or around the world, nothing says true love more than packing up your life and mo...

Feb 5, 2020

Permanent Residents and the Residency Obligation: Five Common Questions

  Here are 5 frequently asked questions we, at Green and Spiegel, get about the residency obligation: 1. What is my residency obligation as a...