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Genevieve Giesbrecht J.D.

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

Genevieve Giesbrecht is an Articling Student at Green and Spiegel LLP in Toronto. Genevieve assists clients with all aspects of immigration law in Canada. Genevieve is particularly interested in litigation and in admissibility issues as they relate to criminal law.

Genevieve recently graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in the top 4% of her class. Genevieve spent a summer working in a corporate law firm in Vancouver. While in school, Genevieve volunteered with immigration and refugee law organizations. She completed the International and Transnational Intensive Program at Osgoode, where she spent a semester working at the Refugee Law Office. She was also the President of the Legal and Literary Society, Osgoode’s student government.

Prior to law school, Genevieve studied International Development Studies at the University of Winnipeg. She spent time working for an association and event management firm and coaching rhythmic gymnastics.



  • J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2020
  • B.A., University of Winnipeg, 2017


  • Dean’s Gold Key Award, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2020
  • Antonio Di Domenico ’05 Prize, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2020
  • Osgoode Hall Law School Upper Year Award of Excellence, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2019
  • Aird & Berlis LLP Prize for Academic Excellence, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2018
  • Folger Rubinoff LLP Prize in Property Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2018
  • Clifton H. Lane Memorial Prize, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2018
  • Honourable R.E. Holland, Q.C. Award, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2017
  • Academic Proficiency Scholarship, University of Winnipeg, 2015-2017
  • Margarita Esau Achievement Scholarship, University of Winnipeg, 2016
  • Rev. John H. and Mrs. Mrtyle (Webster) Shemilt Scholarship, University of Winnipeg, 2015


Jan 29, 2021

Today’s Updates: Cancelled flights, increased testing and quarantine hotels

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced 4 significant changes regarding international travel: 1. Cancelled flights from Mexico and the Cari...

Jan 07, 2021

UPDATED* NEW: COVID-19 testing requirements for air travel

  As of today, all passengers travelling to Canada via air must present a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding. You can read more about t...

Dec 09, 2020


The Government of Canada announced today that the Pathway to Permanent Residence for refugee claimants in the health care sector will come into pl...

Nov 02, 2020

Canadian Government Announces Immigration Plan

Last week, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada published a News Release discussing the 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan. The Plan is im...

Oct 06, 2020

Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship in 2020

Canada prides itself on providing opportunities for families to reunite. With this focus in mind, on October 5, 2020, the Honourable Marco E. L. M...


Feb 19, 2021

Historical Express Entry Draw – Now is the Time to Apply for Canadian Permanent Residence

On Saturday, February 13, 2021, the Canadian immigration world awoke to a surprise from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Any c...

Jan 04, 2021

NEW: COVID-19 testing requirements for air travel

  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...

Sep 23, 2020

Pathway to Permanent Residence for Pandemic Workers

On August 14, 2020, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino announced a new pathway for ...

Media and Presentations

Notable Work 

  • Pro Bono Students Canada, Student Researcher, 2019-2020
  • Centre for Refugee Studies, Volunteer Researcher, 2020
  • Special Olympics Manitoba, Coach, 2015-2017