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Green and Spiegel - An Immigration Law Firm

Michael Hughes B.A. (Hons.), B.C.L., LL.B.

Associate
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Toronto
150 York Street, 5th Floor Toronto ON M5H 3S5 CA

Michael Hughes is an Associate Lawyer at Green and Spiegel LLP in Toronto. Michael assists clients with all aspects of Canadian immigration law including corporate and personal immigration matters. Michael assists clients with temporary applications for work permits and study permits, as well as for permanent residency and citizenship. Michael also assists clients in admissibility and enforcement matters, and with litigation before the Immigration and Refugee Board and the Federal Court of Canada.

Michael specializes in the area of Labour Market Impact Assessment applications and assisting employers who are facing compliance inspections by Service Canada and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.  

Michael is a member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario. He was called to the Ontario Bar after articling at Green and Spiegel LLP. Prior to law school, Michael worked as an Immigration Officer for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada where he rendered decisions on applications for temporary residence and reviewed files involving criminal inadmissibility. His experience with IRCC has provided Michael with a deep understanding of Canadian immigration procedure and a unique perspective when working with clients.

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, McGill University Faculty of Law, 2019
  • Bachelor of Civil Law, McGill University Faculty of Law, 2019
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Ottawa, 2015

Additional Languages Spoken

French

Affiliations

  • Ontario Bar Association 
  • Canadian Bar Association
 

Involvement

  • The International Refugee Assistance Project, Co-Director – McGill Chapter, 2016-2017
  • PINAY (Filipino Women’s Organization in Québec), Volunteer, 2017-2018
  • Legal Information Clinic at McGill/Clinique d’information juridique à McGill, Student Volunteer, 2017-2017

News

Apr 01, 2020

COVID-19 AND CANADIAN IMMIGRATION: ANSWERING TRAVEL RESTRICTION QUESTIONS

  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

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. ...

Jan 29, 2020

Identity, Politics, and the Value of Immigration in Quebec

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

Dec 06, 2019

Canada makes it easier for foreign nationals to apply for temporary and permanent resident status within Canada

As of December 3, 2019, the Government of Canada has rolled out the final phase of its biometrics collection program. Collecting biometric data inv...

Blogs

Apr 01, 2020

COVID-19 and Canadian Immigration: Answering Travel Restriction Questions

  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

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. ...

Jan 29, 2020

IDENTITY, POLITICS, AND THE VALUE OF IMMIGRATION IN QUEBEC

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

Media and Presentations

“Increased border biometrics boosts security but also privacy concerns”, The Lawyer’s Daily, August 1, 2018