Cristina Guida is a senior associate with Green and Spiegel LLP. Cristina advises clients in all aspects of Canadian immigration and citizenship matters. Her practice focuses on facilitating the entry of temporary workers into Canada and assisting in the development of innovative strategies for international businesses to expand into Canada. Cristina also assists clients in obtaining Canadian permanent residence through the various economic streams, such the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Trades (FST) and Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) programs as well as, provincial nomination, self-employed/entrepreneur and family class streams.
Prior to her call to the bar in 2014 and joining Green and Spiegel LLP, Cristina worked for the immigration enforcement branch of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Among her various roles at the CBSA, Cristina represented the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (MPSEP) at tribunal hearings before the Immigration and Refugee Board. The unique experience of working as a MPSEP representative has allowed Cristina to successfully advocate for her clients in various enforcement, and litigation matters, such as temporary resident permit (TRP) and criminal rehabilitation applications, inadmissibility and detention review hearings, appeals before the Immigration Appeal Division and litigation matters before the Federal Court of Canada.