Peter Salerno B.A. (Hons.), J.D.

Senior Associate


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


Peter Salerno is a senior associate at Green and Spiegel LLP. Peter practices exclusively in the area of Canadian citizenship and immigration law, representing clients on a range of temporary and permanent residency applications, as well as issues surrounding citizenship. Peter can assist individual clients review their negative determinations at the Federal Court, Immigration Division, and the Immigration Appeal Division. Peter also enjoys working with corporate clients to meet their immigration needs and guide them with respect to employer compliance reviews.

Peter was called to the Ontario Bar after articling at Green and Spiegel LLP. He previously obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from York University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa.  During law school, Peter worked in a Member of Parliament’s office addressing constituents’ immigration concerns. He also completed an internship with the Organization for Refuge, Asylum, and Migration and assumed the role of Vice President with the Ottawa chapter of Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights.


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2016
  • Juris Doctor, University of Ottawa, 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), History, York University, 2012


  • Law Society of Ontario 
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association


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Co-author of Temporary Entry Into The Canadian Labour Market

Temporary Entry Into The Canadian Labour Market

Temporary Entry into the Canadian Labour Market, provides a well-rounded explanation of the avenues and implications of a foreign national’s temporary entry into the Canadian labour market. Readers will gain a cohesive understanding of work permit categories and requirements, from applications for work authorization to employer compliance and inspections. Practical and key considerations are addressed, answering fundamental questions such as whether someone needs a work permit, how they get it, and what the employer and recipient’s responsibilities are. 

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