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Hilete Stein B.A, LL.B

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

Hilete Stein is a Senior Associate at Green and Spiegel LLP in Toronto, and currently manages the firm’s permanent residence practice group. After articling at Green and Spiegel LLP, Hilete was called to the Ontario Bar in 2009, and has since practiced exclusively in the area of Canadian immigration and citizenship law. 

Hilete has extensive experience representing both corporate and individual clients in all areas of Canadian immigration law. Her areas of expertise include assisting clients in efficiently obtaining Canadian permanent residence, and in maintaining temporary resident status throughout the permanent residence application process. Hilete regularly assists clients with applications for permanent residence via the Express Entry system (Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades, and Canadian Experience Class), provincial nominee streams, self-employed/entrepreneur streams, family class, caregiver program, and humanitarian and compassionate stream. She also assists businesses in obtaining the necessary work authorizations to allow employees to work in Canada on a temporary basis, and she advises businesses on best practices to ensure compliance with current immigration laws and regulations including intra-company transfers, NAFTA and treaty work permits, spousal work permits, temporary authorization for dependent children, and student visas.

Hilete also has extensive experience with admissibility and enforcement matters, appeals, and Federal Court litigation, and she has been counsel in several notable reported decisions by the Immigration and Refugee Board and the Federal Court.



  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2009
  • Bachelor of Laws, The University of Western Ontario, 2008
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Western Ontario, 2005

Additional Languages Spoken



  • Ontario Bar Association, Citizenship and Immigration Law Section, 2008-Present
  • Canadian Bar Association, Citizenship and Immigration Law Section, 2008-Present


Hilete has spoken at several universities and colleges in Ontario to inform international students about relevant changes in Canadian immigration law and various pathways of obtaining Canadian permanent residence.

Hilete has also embarked on many leadership and volunteer experiences with several organizations, including serving as President of the Jewish Law Students Association at the University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law and volunteering with United Israel Appeal Federations Canada (UIAFC). While attending law school, Hilete volunteered as a case worker at Community Legal Services, where she assisted clients in immigration and criminal law matters.

Outside of her legal career, Hilete has been active in federal and provincial politics, including holding a position managing the campaign office of a candidate for Member of Parliament and volunteering for a candidate in a major party leadership race. 



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