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Nov 3, 2014

Government of Canada Suspends Visa Processing for Ebola Affected Countries

November 24, 2014 ? The Government of Canada is preparing to transform Canada?s immigration program with ?Express Entry?, a new immigration recruit...

Oct 16, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Paves The Way For Gay Marriage

October 31, 2014 ? The Government of Canada today announced major changes to the live-in caregiver program.? The live-in caregiver program provides...

Oct 8, 2014

Quebec Immigrant Investor Program Reopens January 5, 2015

On October 6, 2014 the United States Supreme Court made a landmark decision on the subject of gay marriage, by making no decision at all. The Supre...

Sep 20, 2014

Changes to Labour Market Impact Assessment Applications Mean More "High-Wage" Applications, Increased Access to Expedited Processing

Quebec?s Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) will reopen on January 5, 2015. The QIIP facilitates immigration for qualified investors who undertake t...

Sep 9, 2014

Update: Concurrent Processing of Work Permits and Labour Market Impact Assessments

September 20, 2014 ? Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has updated the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) application forms. This...

Sep 4, 2014

New U.S. Consular Fees Take Effect September 6, 2014

Green and Spiegel LLP has learned that Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will continue its longstanding practice of processing work permit e...

Aug 14, 2014

Evan Green Takes a Seat at the Corporate LiveWire Immigration Round Table

A new schedule for U.S. Consular fees will take effect on September 6, 2014. Some employment based immigrant and non-immigrant visa fees will be lo...

Aug 7, 2014

Thank You ? Green and Spiegel LLP

Evan Green, Partner at Green and Spiegel, recently sat down at the Corporate LiveWire Immigration Round Table. Evan was joined at the table by coll...

Jul 30, 2014

Employment and Social Development Canada Clarifies Wage Requirements for Temporary Foreign Worker Program

July 30, 2014 ? Recent reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program included measures to provide for expedited processing for certain applicatio...

Jul 30, 2014

Expedited Processing Available for Certain Labour Market Impact Assessment Applications

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Jul 23, 2014

Green and Spiegel takes a ride on the Big Bike

July 30, 2014 ? Recent reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program included a new delineation between ?high-wage? and ?low-wage? occupations, w...

Jul 11, 2014

Changing US Immigration Regulations Raise Employment Issues

July 11, 2014 - Recent reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program mean that some outstanding Labour Market Opinion (LMO) applications will nee...

Jul 11, 2014

Pending Labour Market Opinion Applications May Need To Be Resubmitted According To New Program Rules

On July 4, 2014 Green and Spiegel took a tour on the Big Bike and raised $3,761 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The Big Bike tours communities...

Jul 10, 2014

Are You a Performing Artist Travelling to Canada? You May Be Exempt From Work Permit Requirements

Jonathan Grode, in an article published by the American Bar Association?s Labour and Employment Law Section Journal, explores how changing immigrat...

Jul 9, 2014

CAN+ Program in India to Offer Expedited Visa Processing

July 10, 2014 - As of June 20, 2014 many performing artists travelling to Canada to perform in bars and restaurants will no longer require a work p...

Jun 20, 2014

Moratorium on Access to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program Lifted, Major Reforms Announced

July 9, 2014 ? The Government of Canada has announced the extension of the CAN+ program to India.? Previously, only Mexico was a designated CAN+ co...

Jun 19, 2014

New Definition of "Dependent" Takes Effect August 1, 2014

June 20, 2014 ? Ministers Jason Kenney and Chris Alexander today announced major changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and, at the...

Jun 10, 2014

New Guidelines for Intra-Company Transfers in the Specialized Knowledge Category

June 19, 2014 -Significant changes to the definition of ?dependent? in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) come into force on...

Jun 6, 2014

Employment and Social Development Canada Announces Immediate End to Recruiting and Advertising Exemption for Foreign Graduates

June 10, 2014 ? In an operational bulletin released yesterday, the Government of Canada provided new guidance to officers processing work permit ap...

Jun 5, 2014

Jonathan Grode Honoured with Special Achievement Award by PA Bar Association

June 5, 2014 ? Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has released its list of Designated Learning Institutions. The list is part of an overhaul ...