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Feb 13, 2014

Federal Government terminates the Federal Immigrant Investor and Entrepreneur Programs

February 6, 2014 ? Today, Canada?s Federal Government tabled Bill C-24, the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act in the House of Commons. The Act...

Feb 11, 2014

What Is Permanent Resident Status in Canada?

The Canadian government does not require you to hire the services of an immigration lawyer when immigrating to Canada or handling other immigration...

Feb 6, 2014

Proposed Changes to Canada's Citizenship Act

On February 12th, 2014 Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced new rules for international students. The new regulations include the fol...

Feb 5, 2014

Citizenship and Immigration Canada makes multiple-entry visas available to visitors

As of February 3, 2014, the cap of 5,000 applications has been reached for applications being accepted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (?CIC?...

Feb 5, 2014

Cap of 5,000 reached on parental and grandparent sponsorship program

Moving from one country to another seems like a simple process from the outside, but most of the time that isn?t the case at all. Part of the compl...

Jan 30, 2014

U.S. Immigration Law: Navigating the H-1B Cap Season

On February 6, 2014, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will automatically consider visitors for a multiple-entry visa. Multiple-entry visas enable...

Jan 28, 2014

New to the Country? Sign Up for Free Taxpayer-Funded Language Classes

According to the official Citizenship and Immigration Canada website (CIC), the federal government would like to gauge the public?s opinion about h...

Jan 22, 2014

How Many Immigrants Should Canada Allow in 2014?

As announced in May 2013, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will be re-opening the parental sponsorship program in January 2014. The new par...

Jan 17, 2014

Green and Spiegel partner to join Canadian Government Delegation to Israel

On April 1, 2014, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin the process of granting the coveted H-1B classification...

Jan 14, 2014

Partner Shares Travel Tips and Stories in this Month's enRoute Magazine

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) issued a news release today indicating that a large number of visas had been issued from Visa Offices in C...

Jan 14, 2014

Citizenship and Immigration Canada releases information on the number of visas issued from Visa Offices in India

In recent article in Canadian Lawyer Magazine, Green and Spiegel partner Stephen Green criticizes the new legislative amendments affecting the Temp...

Jan 14, 2014

New Temporary Foreign Worker Rules "an Impediment to Business"

In consultation with employers throughout Ontario, in January 2014, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released a report entitled ?Think Fast, O...

Jan 14, 2014

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce publishes recommendations on the new Expression of Interest System.

Partner Evan Green has been invited to Hinzu Portman Befund join the Canadian delegation on a historic visit to Israel commencing this Saturday. P...

Jan 7, 2014

How Long Should it Take Sen. Cruz to Revoke Canadian Citizenship?

Green and Spiegel partner Stephen Green spends a lot of time aboard planes travelling around the world to meet the firm's clients and potential cli...

Jan 1, 2014

New Information on Parental and Grandparental Sponsorship Applications Released December 31, 2013

Potential U.S Presidential candidate Tom Cruz, a Texas Senator, promised months ago to give up his Canadian citizenship to appease fellow Tea Party...

Dec 31, 2013

Temporary Foreign Worker Program: amendments coming into force December 31, 2013

If you are an immigrant living in Canada, no matter from which part of the world you came, your chance of successfully integrating into Canadian so...

Dec 21, 2013

Stephen Green Comments on Backlog in Canadian Citizenship Applications

On December 31, 2013, a new set of amendments will come into force which will impact the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and employers who ...

Dec 20, 2013

Age of Dependent Children will not Change as of January 2, 2014

Stephen Green, Senior Partner at Green and Spiegel, LLP doesn't buy the explanation that the excessive paperwork in citizenship applications is nec...

Dec 12, 2013

Protecting Your Business Now Against Future Compliance Audits

Please be advised that a proposal to reduce the age of dependents from under 22 to under 19 was pre-published in the Canada Gazette Part I on May 1...

Dec 11, 2013

Saskatchewan Sets New Rules For Recruiting and Hiring Foreign Workers

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has just announced that Canadians living and working outside of Canada may now apply for a passport with the fol...