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Inside Immigration - August 25th, 2021

Join us for the latest edition of our webinar series #insideImmigration. Panellists Evan Green and Claire MacLean will walk you through the latest news, insights and expertise #InsideImmigration. Topics of discussion include:

  • COVID Travel Updates
  • Extension of ban on direct travel from India
  • Temporary Residence Application processing
  • Public Policy allowing visitors to apply for work permits from within Canada
  • Public policy for restoration of status
  • Post Graduate Work Permit Eligibility for graduates
  • Permanent Residence Application processing
  • Provincial Nominee Programs
  • Q&A
Inside Immigration - July 28th, 2021

Join us for another edition of our webinar series 'inside immigration’. Managing Partner Stephen Green and Associate Michael Hughes will provide you with the latest developments in Canadian immigration amid COVID-19.

Topics discussed during today's webinar include:

  • COVID Travel Updates
  • New quarantine exemption for fully vaccinated travelers
  • Upcoming easing of travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign nationals
  • Extension of ban on direct travel from India
  • New Regulations to improve protection of temporary foreign workers
  • Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program
  • Updated special measure to support Hong Kong residents to come to Canada
  • Post-Graduate Work Permits during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Live Q&A
Inside Immigration June 30th

Join us for another edition of our webinar series 'inside immigration’. Managing Partner Evan Green and U.S. Practice Director Tim Golden will provide you with the latest developments in Canadian immigration amid COVID-19. Topics discussed during today's webinar include:

  • July 5th
  • Slow Open of Consulates
  • NIE Processing Essential Border Entries
  • Non-Essential Travel to Canada
  • USCIS Processing Slows
  • Permanent Residence
Inside Immigration Webinar - May 26th 2021

INSIDE IMMIGRATION - May 26th, 2021

5/26/2021

In this episode, Partner Shoshana Green and Associate Sonia Sidhu will provide you with the latest developments in Canadian immigration amid COVID-19.

Topics of discussion include:

Permanent Residence Updates

  • New Ontario PNP expression of interest system
  • Updates on the TR to PR Pathways
  • Express Entry Updates and Trends
  • Digitalization of the Immigration System

COVID Travel Updates

  • Extended ban from India and Pakistan
  • Panel Physician stopping upfront medical exams in India
  • Potential Re-opening of US-Canada Border
  • Implications of travelling to the US for vaccinations
  • Travel to Italy

Webinar

INSIDE IMMIGRATION - April 28th, 2021

4/28/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of our webinar series Inside Immigration!  Permanent Residence Practice Director Hilete Stein and Associate Ellie Slavens will provide you with the latest updates in Canadian immigration amid COVID-19.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Permanent Residence Updates
  • New PR Pathways
  •  Express Entry trends
  • Caregiver applications – processing update
  • COVID Travel Updates
  • Flight ban from India and Pakistan
  • Updated OIC
  • Quarantine changes 
  • Hotel quarantine requirements
Inside Immigration Webinar - March 31st, 2021

INSIDE IMMIGRATION - March 31st, 2021

3/31/2021

Welcome to the latest edition of Inside Immigration! Partner Ravi Jain and Associate Neerja Saini will provide you with the latest updates in Canadian immigration amid COVID-19.

Topics of discussion will include:

• Order in Council Update

• Extensions of Some Existing Public Policies

• To allow Visitors to Apply for a WP from inside Canada

• Extension of Restoration Program

• New Public Policy: PGWP Extension Program

• Changes to the IEC Program

• Changes to the Ontario PNP System

• Application Processing Times • Spousal Sponsorships (Update)

• Going Digital Isn’t as Simple as You May Think (Benefits/Going Forward)

• Levels Planning & How to Meet Targets

• Live Questions & Answers

Inside Immigration - February 24, 2021 - Historic Express Entry Draw 176 Explained!

February 24, 2021 - Historic Express Entry Draw 176 Explained!

2/24/2021

Join us for a very special Express Entry webinar. Senior Associate Cristina Guida and Permanent Residence Practice Director Hilete Stein will provide you with guidance and expertise while they breakdown IRCC’s most historic ever draw. The panellists will also touch on COVID-19 travel restrictions, testing requirements and hotel quarantines. The panellists will open up the webinar at the end to answer your questions.

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INSIDE IMMIGRATION - January 27th, 2021

12/17/2021

Inside Immigration is a monthly 30-minute call featuring Green and Spiegel’s immigration lawyers covering a broad range of topics in immigration law. This month's webinar will cover the following topics:

1. Quarantine Update

2. Work Permit Processing Times

3. Visa Application Centres

4. Permanent Residence

5. Post-Graduation Work Permit

6. U.S. Immigration under Biden

7. Questions & Answers

Inside Immigration Webinar - December 17th, 2020

INSIDE IMMIGRATION - December 17th, 2020

12/17/2020

Inside Immigration is a monthly 30-minute call featuring Green and Spiegel’s immigration lawyers covering a broad range of topics in immigration law. This month's webinar will cover the following topics:

1. Quarantine

2. Special Authorizations

3. Travel Over Holidays

4. December Updates

5. Questions and Answers

Inside Immigration | November 2020

INSIDE IMMIGRATION - November 25th, 2020

11/25/2020

Inside Immigration is a monthly 30-minute call featuring Green and Spiegel’s immigration lawyers covering a broad range of topics in immigration law. This month's webinar will cover the following topics:

1. Update on Government Meetings & Upcoming Ministers Meetings

2. Update on Work Permits, Restoration Extensions

3. Express Entry Update

4. CRS Points Increase for Francophones

5. The Levels Plan

6. New Hong Kong Immigration Plan

7. Spousal and Parental update for 2021

8. Landing Process (in Canada vs Rest of the World)

9. Questions and Answers

Inside Immigration - October 28th, 2020

INSIDE IMMIGRATION - October 28th, 2020

10/28/2020

Inside Immigration is a monthly 30-minute call featuring Green and Spiegel’s immigration lawyers covering a broad range of topics in immigration law. This month's webinar will cover the following topics:

1. Travel Restrictions & Mandatory Quarantine – Order in Council Updates

2. Quarantine Exemptions

3. Students

4. Workers

5. Application Processing

6. Permanent Residence Program Updates - Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs

7. Parent / Grandparent Sponsorship Program

8. Questions and Answers

Inside Immigration - September 30th, 2020

INSIDE IMMIGRATION - September 30th, 2020

9/30/2020

Inside Immigration is a monthly 30-minute call featuring Green and Spiegel’s immigration lawyers covering a broad range of topics in immigration law. This month's webinar will cover the following topics:

1. Recent Extension of Travel Prohibitions and Mandatory Isolation

2. Update on Business Visitors Traveling from Countries Outside of the US

3. Quarantine Exemptions and Requests - Trends and Updates

4. Travelling to Canada - Trends and Updates

5. Temporary Foreign Worker Program/LMIA Updates and Trends

6. Processing of Spousal Sponsorships

7. Questions and Answers

Inside immigration July

Inside Immigration - July 29th, 2020

7/29/2020 

Inside Immigration is a monthly 30-minute call featuring Green and Spiegel’s immigration lawyers covering a broad range of topics in immigration law. This month's webinar will cover the following topics:

1) Biometrics:

         - Changes for in-Canada applications 

         - VACs reopening abroad

2) Express Entry Scores

3) Compliance Inspections on Quarantine

4) Students

5) Questions & Answers

Inside Immigration Webinar - June

Inside Immigration - June 24th, 2020

6/24/2020 

In light of President Trump’s recent executive order that temporarily suspends U.S. work visas, we have teamed up with our U.S. office to bring you a special round table webinar with immigration experts from both sides of the U.S/Canada border.

Managing Partner Evan Green and Senior Associate Shannon Kampf will provide attendees with an update on the latest Canadian immigration developments amid COVID-19. Our U.S. Managing Partner Jonathan Grode and U.S. Practice Director Tim Golden will breakdown Trump's executive order and provide attendees with guidance, updates and best practices during these uncertain times.

“Inside Immigration” is a monthly 30-minute webinar series featuring Green and Spiegel’s immigration lawyers covering a broad range of topics in Canadian and U.S. immigration law.

Webinars and Agendas

Inside Immigration - May 27th, 2020

5/27/2020 

The webinar is a monthly 30-minute call featuring Green and Spiegel’s immigration lawyers covering a broad range of topics in immigration law. This month's webinar will cover the following topics:

  • General immigration updates
  • COVID-19 travel restrictions
  • Employer compliance issues
  • Questions & Answers
Immigration Law Update with the National Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Immigration Section,

SABA Webinar: The impact of COVID-19 On Canadian Immigration 

5/​22/2020 

Join the National Chair of the Canadian Bar Association, Immigration Section and Green and Spiegel partner, Ravi Jain for an Immigration Law Update. Ravi also opens the webinar up at the end for a live Q&A. 

Canadian immigration Q&A: Webinar recap

Canadian immigration Q&A: Webinar recap with Arrive

5/19/2020 

As you plan for and prepare your newcomer journey, you may have many questions about immigration to Canada: What is the best visa option for you to immigrate to Canada? How has the COVID-19 crisis impacted immigration? Will international students get their study permits in time for the September 2020 intake?

In this webinar, immigration lawyers, Hilete Stein (Green & Spiegel, Senior Associate) and Claire MacLean (Green & Spiegel, Associate Lawyer) joined Shikha Bhuchar (Co-founder, Arrive) to discuss immigration options and answer questions from the Arrive newcomer community. 

Topics covered include:

  • Various immigration options and how to apply.
  • How the COVID-19 crisis has impacted immigration to Canada.
  • Tips to improve your CRS score and increase your chances for Express Entry.
  • What to expect in near future for immigration to Canada.Join Ravi Jain, National Chair of the CBA Immigration Law Section & Green and Spiegel LLP Partner and the Honourable Marco Mendicino, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, for a special Question & Answer session focusing on COVID-19 and Canadian immigration.
Questions and Answers with the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Marco Mendicino

Questions and Answers with the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Marco Mendicino

5/05/2020 

Join Ravi Jain, National Chair of the CBA Immigration Law Section & Green and Spiegel LLP Partner and the Honourable Marco Mendicino, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, for a special Question & Answer session focusing on COVID-19 and Canadian immigration.

Special COVID-19 Webinar: Compliance, Immigration & Employment

Compliance, Immigration & Employment - Special COVID-19 Webinar with Hicks Morley

4/30/2020 

Green and Spiegel has teamed up with Hicks Morley to bring you a special COVID-19 webinar focusing on Compliance, Immigration & Employment.  
The panel will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on employer compliance from an immigration standpoint as well as employment-law related issues due to the pandemic. 

The panellists will touch on topics such as:

  • Who Can Travel to Canada?
  • Quarantine Plan
  • New Compliance Regulations & Inspections
  • Reduction in Hours/Pay and Layoffs – Employment and Immigration consequences
  • Rescinding/Delaying Start Dates due to Covid-19 – Employment and Immigration consequences
  • Employment Insurance (EI), Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and the Federal Wage Subsidy – How do they apply to foreign workers?
Inside Immigration Webinar - April, 29

Inside Immigration - April 29th, 2020

4/29/2020 

The webinar is a monthly 30-minute call featuring Green and Spiegel’s immigration lawyers covering a broad range of topics in immigration law. This month's webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Who can travel to Canada?
  • Definitions of “essential vs. non-essential” workers
  • What is meant by the “national interest” exemption?
  • Which foreign nationals are exempted from the travel ban and permitted to travel to Canada?
  • Quarantine Plan
  • Who is an “immediate family member” of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident?
  • Entry requirements for Canada – Quick Reference Chart
  • Compliance 
  • In other Immigration related news
COVID-19

COVID-19: Canadian Immigration Update

4/24/2020 

Join Partner Ravi Jain and Associate Neerja Saini for a weekly Canadian immigration update on the latest COVIDー19 developments. Ravi and Neerja also open up the webinar to answer your questions at the end.​

The Impact of the Coronavirus on Canadian and U.S. Immigration  -  April 21

COVID-19: Canadian & U.S. Immigration Update - April 21

4/​21/2020 

Join Managing Partner Stephen Green, U.S. Practice Director Timothy Golden and Senior Associate Cristina Guida for a weekly update on the latest COVID-19 immigration developments. The panellists will also open up the webinar to your questions at the end.

Inside Immigration Webinar

COVID-19: Canadian Immigration Update

4/17/2020 

Join Partners Shoshana Green and Ravi Jain for a weekly Canadian immigration update on the latest COVIDー19 developments. Shoshana and Ravi also open up the webinar to answer your questions at the end.​

COVID 19: Canadian Immigration Update - April 14

COVID-19: Canadian & U.S. Immigration Update

4/​14/2020 

Managing Partners, Stephen Green, Evan Green and U.S. Practice Director, Timothy Golden provide Join Managing Partners, Stephen Green and Evan Green and U.S. Practice Director, Timothy Golden for a weekly update on the latest COVID-19 immigration developments. The panellists will provide attendees with guidance, updates and best practices in these uncertain times.

COVID-19: Canadian Immigration Update - April 9th, 2020

COVID-19: Canadian Immigration Update

4/9/2020 

Join Partners Shoshana Green and Ravi Jain for a Canadian immigration update on the latest COVIDー19 developments. Shoshana and Ravi also open up the webinar to answer your questions at the end.​

COVID 19: Canadian Immigration Update - April 7

COVID-19: Canadian & U.S. Immigration Update

4/7/2020 

Managing Partners, Stephen Green, Evan Green and U.S. Practice Director, Timothy Golden provide attendees with a weekly update on the latest immigration developments during these uncertain times. ​

COVID-19 - Canadian Immigration Update

COVID-19: Canadian Immigration Update

4/3/2020 

Join Partners Shoshana Green and Ravi Jain for a Canadian immigration update on the latest COVIDー19 developments. Shoshana and Ravi also open up the webinar to answer your questions at the end.

The Impact of the Coronavirus on Canadian and U.S. Immigration March 31

The Impact of the Coronavirus on Canadian and U.S. Immigration

3/31/2020 

Join Managing Partners, Stephen Green and Evan Green and U.S. Practice Director Tim Golden for a weekly update on the latest Canadian and U.S. immigration updates.

 
Inside Immigration Webinar March

Inside Immigration Webinar Series - March

3/27/2020 

Join Partner, Shoshana Green and Senior Associate, Aris Daghighian for our monthly inside immigration update. Each call includes an overview of recent news and hot topics inside immigration. 

 
The Impact of the Coronavirus on Canadian and U.S. Immigration

The Impact of the Coronavirus on Canadian and U.S. Immigration

3/24/2020 

With the current COVID-19 situation constantly evolving, Green and Spiegel are committed to providing you with the latest Canadian and U.S. immigration news. Join Managing Partner, Stephen Green and U.S. Practice Director, Tim Golden for immigration updates, guidance and best practices during these uncertain times.

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Major Update For Temporary foreign workers

3/20/2020 

Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland​ announced today that all work permits will be respected and they will be able to enter no matter where they are coming from. They will need to self isolate for 14 days but they can enter on approvals even if not coming from the US.


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The Impact of the Coronavirus on Canadian Immigration

In response to the global coronavirus outbreak,  Managing Partners, Stephen Green, Evan Green and also U.S. Practice Director, Timothy Golden will provide attendees with guidance, updates and best practices in these uncertain times.  ​

  1. Canadian Travel Bans
  2. U.S. Travel Bans
  3. Canadian Immigration Status Extensions 
  4. U.S. Immigration Status Extensions
  5. Consular Issues
  6. Implications of Trudeau/Trump Announcement - What is Essential?
  7. Q & A

Hiring Top Global Talent: The Opportunity for Canada’s Tech Sector

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This webinar was presented by Welch Partner, Bryan Haralovich, Senior Partner at Green & Spiegel, Stephen Green, and CEO & Co-Founder of Global Skills Hub, Yousuf Khatib. The panel discuss how Canada's tech sector can benefit from hiring top global talent. 

Download the slides here.

2018 Lexpert Rising Star - Kelly Goldthorpe

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December 19, 2019 - Kelly Goldthorpe ​shares her knowledge on immigration law practice and servicing clients. 

Evan Green Featured in the HRPA AC Speaker's Corner Discussing the Global Skills Strategy

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October 27, 2017- Evan Green shares a sneak peak to his Human Resources Professional Associations (HRPA) 2018 Conference presentation, where he will be discussing the Global Skills Strategy. 

Ravi Jain Featured in the HRPA AC Speaker's Corner Discussing Labour Market Impact Assessments

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October 27, 2017- Ravi Jain shares a sneak peak to his Human Resources Professional Associations (HPRA) 2018 Conference presentation, where he will be discussing every aspect of the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

Stephen Green in Conversation with Munsif Sheraly, Director, Multicultural Banking, Scotiabank 

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May 31, 2017- Senior Partner Stephen discusses Canadian immigration for individuals considering moving to Canada.  What do they need to know before applying for immigration? What should they expect as soon as they land? What challenges immigrants face when they arrive? What programs are available for skilled workers?

Canada stands to benefit from Trump's anti-immigration position

February 17, 2017- Senior Partner Stephen Green discussing the benefits of President Trump's executive order banning immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries for Canada. 

The American Dream Is Easier To Achieve In Canada

January 27, 2017- The United States is called the "land of opportunity." But economists say the American dream is actually much easier to achieve in Canada. 

The 4 kinds of people who want to move to Canada post-Trump election

January 18, 2017- Senior Partner Evan Green speaks with Metro Morning news on Americans looking to make Canada their new home following President's Trump election win. 
 

Jonathan Grode Interviewed by NBC10 News on Trump Ban

Duration: 3:09

A hearing began on Tuesday night to consider whether or not to reinstate Donald Trump’s immigration measure. People have been rushing to get into the United States while President Trump’s immigration order is still on hold. NBC10’s Lauren Mayk has the latest from the Philadelphia International Airport.

Immigration Nation

Duration: 52:40

Live from the Munk School of Global Affairs: we're taking the pulse of immigration in Canada today. 40 years after Pierre Trudeau liberalized federal policies, Canada seems a less welcoming nation. Where is this resistance coming from? Is the mosaic working?