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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. ...

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Mar 23, 2020

COVID 19 and Canadian Immigration: Answering travel restriction questions

Valerie Kleinman and Joshua Green

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

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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

Ghazi Jarrar

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

Feb 4, 2020

CORONAVIRUS AS IT AFFECTS CANADIAN IMMIGRATION – WHAT WE KNOW AS OF FEBRUARY 4TH,2020

Joshua Green

  As the third case of Coronavirus has just been confirmed in Canada, there have been drastic measures taken by public safety officials regard...

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Jan 30, 2020

Balancing international migration with public health – Latest updates on the Coronavirus

Kelly Goldthorpe

  The 2019-nCoV is a new coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China. The source of the virus is unknown but symptoms of those who h...

Jan 29, 2020

IDENTITY, POLITICS, AND THE VALUE OF IMMIGRATION IN QUEBEC

Michael Hughes

Immigration issues continue to dominate Canadian politics, and acutely so in Quebec. The 2018 provincial election in Quebec saw the unprecedented r...

Jan 24, 2020

HOW YOUR NEW BUSINESS IDEA CAN HELP YOU IMMIGRATE TO CANADA: THE FEDERAL START-UP VISA PROGRAM

Emre Esensoy

In 2013, the federal government launched a pilot program designed to attract innovative and skilled entrepreneurs seeking new opportunities to Cana...

Jan 22, 2020

Year in Review: Top Canadian Immigration Updates from 2019

Peter Salerno

Express Entry Although candidates in the Express Entry pool who had a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 438 were issued an Invitation to...

Jan 13, 2020

Canadian Immigration considerations for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Kelly Goldthorpe

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex recently announced that over the course of this year, they intend to divide their time b...

Dec 20, 2019

It’s all relative: Parent and grandparent sponsorship – What will the 2020 intake process look like?

Kelly Goldthorpe

Family reunification continues to be a top priority for the department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. This priority is codified in secti...

Dec 4, 2019

Cell Phone Searches at the Border: What you need to know

Aris Daghighian

Increasingly, our office is encountering cases in which travelers or immigration applicants at the border have their cell phone, laptop, iPad or ot...

Oct 16, 2019

Border and Consular Updates for U.S. Fiscal Year 2019

Tim Golden

It has been a year full of changes for U.S. immigration, and at the conclusion of the U.S. Fiscal Year 2019, we have decided to focus on the curren...

Sep 25, 2019

Everything you Need to Know About NEXUS

Joshua Green

Trusted traveller programs have grown exponentially over the past decade. The most common of these programs is NEXUS, which provides cardholders wi...

Sep 18, 2019

Top Ten Express Entry Questions

Hilete Stein and Ghazi Jarrar

Express Entry is becoming more popular by the day. Just this year, IRCC invited 63,400 candidates to apply for permanent residence through the syst...

Sep 6, 2019

A breakdown of the major Canadian political parties position on immigration

Ghazi Jarrar

The writ has not been dropped yet, but Canada’s political parties are already in campaign mode. Perhaps more so than usual, immigration is fe...

Jul 30, 2019

Half-Year in Review: Top Canadian Immigration Updates

Peter Salerno

Rising Express Entry Scores Candidates waiting in the Express Entry system to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence could ha...

Jul 16, 2019

Supreme Court of Canada Rules that Immigration Detainees have the Right to Habeas Corpus

Introduction: As a result of a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision released on May 10th, 2019—Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Prepa...

Jun 18, 2019

IRCC Announces New Programs for Caregivers

On June 15, 2019, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced two new pilot programs for caregivers: the Home Child Care Provide...

May 29, 2019

Travelling for the Holidays? Don’t Forget to Declare Your Goods!

An overview of the reporting obligations for Canadian Residents As the summer season is right around the corner, many Canadian residents will be re...