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. His practice consists of advising international corporations, businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals in all areas of Canadian immigration and citizenship law, including issues related to temporary and permanent residence status, citizenship and admissibility.

Peter has co-authored the book “Temporary Entry Into the Canadian Labour Market” (Emond, 2021) and was recognized in 2022 as a “Rising Star” by the Legal 500 for his Canadian business immigration practice. He also leads the Temporary Entry course in Queen’s University’s graduate program, Immigration and Citizenship Law, as well as frequently appears before the Federal Court of Canada, the Immigration Division, and the Immigration Appeal Division.

Prior to his call to the bar in 2016, Peter completed his undergraduate degree in history from York University and studied at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. As a law student he worked at the Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration (ORAM), gained administrative law experience at the Canadian Transportation Agency in Ottawa and attended Queen’s University’s Bader International Study Centre, completing the intensive international public law program.


  • 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


  • Recognized in the Legal 500: Business Immigration Rising Star 2023


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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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