David Comtois LL.B., M.S.V.D.

Senior Associate


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


David Comtois is a Senior Associate at Green and Spiegel LLP in Toronto with more than 10 years of Canadian immigration experience. He assists clients on complex Canadian temporary and permanent residence immigration matters across the private client spectrum. David works with high-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurs and third-party collaborators in the private wealth and Canadian start-up industries. He also assists families with independent Canadian immigration applications, including skilled workers’ permanent residence, sponsorship and citizenship.

David has experience in helping multinational clients with high-volume corporate immigration matters, including work authorizations and employer compliance inspections. He also has experience with Quebec-specific immigration, business visitors, NAFTA/CUSMA professionals, intra-company transfers and Labour Market Impact Assessment-based processes. David has supported clients in a variety of industries, including information technology, manufacturing and food processing.

Prior to joining Green and Spiegel LLP, David worked in the Hong Kong office of an international immigration firm, where he advised clients across Asia on investment immigration solutions, providing tailored strategies for global citizenship and residency by investment programs. More recently, David acted as Senior Associate for another international immigration firm in Toronto, where he helped develop its Canadian office’s private client practice and supported its Quebec-based corporate clients with their immigration needs.


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2021
  • Master in Life Sciences and Law (M.S.V.D.), Université de Sherbrooke, 2014
  • Called to the Barreau du Québec, 2013
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Université de Sherbrooke, 2012


  • French


  • Canadian Immigration Lawyers Association, Founding Member

  • Canadian Bar Association, Member

  • Avocats Hors Québec, Member


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  • Speaker, ”Transitioning from US International Student to Canadian Permanent Resident”, Fragomen and Interstride Webinar Series, 26 October 2023.

  • Speaker, ”Canadian Start-Up Visa Program for Innovative Brazilian Businesses and Individuals”, Discover the Pathway to Canada through Entrepreneurship Webinar, 24 October 2023.

  • Moderator, “Tax planning & asset protection: the Common Reporting Standard and its impact on the investment immigration industry”, Investment Immigration Summit – East Asia, Hong Kong, 6 November 2017.

  • Moderator, “Residency and citizenship programmes as means of tax and wealth planning”, Global Mobility & Tax Strategies conferences – Southeast Asia, Singapore, 29 June 2017.

  • Moderator, “Getting to Canada: Discussing new routes to citizenship”, Investment Immigration Summit – Asia Series, Bangkok, 10 November 2016.

  • Speaker, “Overview of immigration opportunities in the Pacific Islands”, Investment Immigration Summit – Asia Series, Hong Kong, 8 November 2016.

  • Speaker, “Launching the St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment Programme”, Investment Immigration Summit – Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 9 November 2015.

  • Moderator, “Agents Panel: What are the top challenges migration agents face in 2015/16”, Investment Immigration Summit – Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 9 November 2015.

  • Moderator, “Fireside Chat: Changes to the UK Investment Programme and the opportunities for MENA’s Wealthy”, Investment Immigration Summit – MENA, Dubai, 11 May 2015.

  • Speaker, “Migrating to Latin America: Opportunities for China’s Wealthy”, Investment Immigration Summit – Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 12 November 2014.

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