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Feb 22, 2017

Express Entry- Number of Invitations Remains Steady, but Lowest Qualifying Score Drops to 441

  February 22, 2017 - Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 3,611 people to apply for Permanen...

Feb 21, 2017

OINP is now accepting 2017 Applications

February 21, 2017 – The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is now accepting 2017 application for the International Masters Graduat...

Feb 16, 2017

OINP To Re-Open Week of February 20th, 2017

OINP To Re-Open Next Week February 16, 2017 – Good news was announced today regarding the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).  As ...

Feb 10, 2017

Trump Travel Ban Suspension Upheld by U.S. Appeals Court

February 10, 2017 – On February 9, 2017, a U.S. federal appeals court unanimously upheld a temporary suspension of President Trump's Exe...

Feb 8, 2017

Express Entry Draw- Upward Trend in the Number of Invitations Issued

February 8, 2017 – Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 3,664 people to apply for Perman...

Feb 6, 2017

Executive Order Reversed…For Now

President Trump’s executive order, which restricted entry for travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen...

Jan 31, 2017

Clear as Mud – How the U.S. Travel Ban Affects Canadians and Permanent Residents

January 31, 2017 – After discussions with U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Toronto Pearson International Airport yesterday and consideri...

Jan 27, 2017

Green and Spiegel’s U.S. Office Blogs: Fact vs. Fiction in U.S. Immigration

By: Joshua Rolf The recent debate between real news vs. fake news (or facts vs. alternative facts) has become all consuming, and the topic of immig...

Jan 25, 2017

Express Entry Draw- Number of Invitations Continues to Surge

January 25, 2017 – Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 3,508 people to apply for Permanent R...

Jan 3, 2017

The Dynamic Tides of Canadian Immigration Law: 2016 Year-End Review

Syrian refugees were the hit story of Canadian immigration in 2016. Make no mistake, refugees made up a large portion of the permanent resident adm...

Dec 22, 2016

Happy Holidays from Green and Spiegel

  Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year from your friends at Green and Spiegel LLP!

Dec 22, 2016

Express Entry Draw- Number of Invitations Rises Dramatically

December 22, 2016 – Today, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 2,878 to apply for Permanent Residen...

Dec 19, 2016

Express Entry Draw- Numbers Remain Steady

December 19th, 2016 – On Friday December 16th, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 1,936 to apply f...

Dec 14, 2016

Fairer Rules For Accepting Applications to Parent and Grandparent Program Announced

December 14, 2016— Today, the Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) announced a very sensible ch...

Dec 14, 2016

Improvements to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program Announced

December 14th, 2016 – Yesterday, the Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship made an announcement intende...

Dec 7, 2016

Reminder: Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program Re-Opening January 3, 2017- Get Your Applications Prepared Early

The Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program will reopen on January 3, 2017. Last year, the program cap of 10,000 applications was met shortly af...

Dec 7, 2016

Processing Time for Family Reunification Applications to be Shortened

December 7th, 2016 – Today Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a plan to drastically reduce the processing time for...

Dec 5, 2016

Green and Spiegel Lawyer quoted in The Atlantic

Congrats are in order to Joshua Rolf, an associate at Green and Spiegel U.S., LLC in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who shared his immigration ex...

Nov 30, 2016

U.S. CBP Now Requires EVUS Enrollments for Chinese National 10-Year Visa Holders Before Travelling to the U.S.

November 30, 2016 – On November 29, 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced its implementation of the requirement for all in...

Nov 30, 2016

Only Individuals From the PNP Selected for Express Entry Today

November 30, 2016- Today the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited only 559 candidates to apply for Permanent R...