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Jan 30, 2014

U.S. Immigration Law: Navigating the H-1B Cap Season

On February 6, 2014, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will automatically consider visitors for a multiple-entry visa. Multiple-entry visas enable...

Jan 28, 2014

New to the Country? Sign Up for Free Taxpayer-Funded Language Classes

According to the official Citizenship and Immigration Canada website (CIC), the federal government would like to gauge the public?s opinion about h...

Jan 22, 2014

How Many Immigrants Should Canada Allow in 2014?

As announced in May 2013, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will be re-opening the parental sponsorship program in January 2014. The new par...

Jan 17, 2014

Green and Spiegel partner to join Canadian Government Delegation to Israel

On April 1, 2014, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin the process of granting the coveted H-1B classification...

Jan 14, 2014

Partner Shares Travel Tips and Stories in this Month's enRoute Magazine

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) issued a news release today indicating that a large number of visas had been issued from Visa Offices in C...

Jan 14, 2014

Citizenship and Immigration Canada releases information on the number of visas issued from Visa Offices in India

In recent article in Canadian Lawyer Magazine, Green and Spiegel partner Stephen Green criticizes the new legislative amendments affecting the Temp...

Jan 14, 2014

New Temporary Foreign Worker Rules "an Impediment to Business"

In consultation with employers throughout Ontario, in January 2014, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released a report entitled ?Think Fast, O...

Jan 14, 2014

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce publishes recommendations on the new Expression of Interest System.

Partner Evan Green has been invited to Hinzu Portman Befund join the Canadian delegation on a historic visit to Israel commencing this Saturday. P...

Jan 7, 2014

How Long Should it Take Sen. Cruz to Revoke Canadian Citizenship?

Green and Spiegel partner Stephen Green spends a lot of time aboard planes travelling around the world to meet the firm's clients and potential cli...

Jan 1, 2014

New Information on Parental and Grandparental Sponsorship Applications Released December 31, 2013

Potential U.S Presidential candidate Tom Cruz, a Texas Senator, promised months ago to give up his Canadian citizenship to appease fellow Tea Party...

Dec 31, 2013

Temporary Foreign Worker Program: amendments coming into force December 31, 2013

If you are an immigrant living in Canada, no matter from which part of the world you came, your chance of successfully integrating into Canadian so...

Dec 21, 2013

Stephen Green Comments on Backlog in Canadian Citizenship Applications

On December 31, 2013, a new set of amendments will come into force which will impact the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and employers who ...

Dec 20, 2013

Age of Dependent Children will not Change as of January 2, 2014

Stephen Green, Senior Partner at Green and Spiegel, LLP doesn't buy the explanation that the excessive paperwork in citizenship applications is nec...

Dec 12, 2013

Protecting Your Business Now Against Future Compliance Audits

Please be advised that a proposal to reduce the age of dependents from under 22 to under 19 was pre-published in the Canada Gazette Part I on May 1...

Dec 11, 2013

Saskatchewan Sets New Rules For Recruiting and Hiring Foreign Workers

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has just announced that Canadians living and working outside of Canada may now apply for a passport with the fol...

Dec 11, 2013

More convenient Passport process for Canadians living and working outside of Canada

As of December 12, 2013, International Experience Class (IEC) in the UK will be accepting applications for 2014. The first round of applications wi...

Dec 11, 2013

International Experience Class UK opens up its first round of applications on December 12, 2013

International Experience Class (IEC) Germany program will partially open on December 11, 2013. Specifically, the International Co-op (Internship) a...

Dec 11, 2013

International Experience Class Germany: series of openings in the coming weeks

Steer clear of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and the Labour Market Opinion (LMO) process altogether and look at other ways to bring y...

Dec 5, 2013

IEC France is now partially open for 2014

The newly implemented, The Foreign Worker Recruitment and Immigration Services Act, requires the licensing of recruiters and immigration consultant...

Nov 25, 2013

Expansion to Ontario Bridging Training Program

Under the Young Professionals category, there will be two rounds of applications. The first round opened today and there are 600 spots remaining (1...