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Green and Spiegel - An Immigration Law Firm

Kelly Goldthorpe B.A., M.A., J.D.

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150 York Street, 5th Floor Toronto ON M5H 3S5 CA

Kelly Goldthorpe is an associate lawyer at Green and Spiegel, LLP in Toronto. Kelly manages accounts and relationships with major corporations, businesses and individuals to facilitate the movement of temporary foreign workers, business visitors and permanent residents. Kelly also assists clients in admissibility and enforcement matters, detention reviews, sponsorship appeals, alternative dispute resolutions and Federal Court judicial reviews. 

Kelly has written several articles for publication on timely immigration issues and has contributed to industry newsletters and publications. In November 2018, Kelly was honoured as a Lexpert Rising Star, a prestigious award for lawyers who are at the top of the legal profession.

Prior to embarking on her law career, Kelly worked as a Statistical Analyst at Statistics Canada in the Immigration and Ethnocultural Statistics section where she Published numerous articles about the economic and social conditions of Canadians and in particular, immigrants and visible minorities.


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2011
  • J.D. Osgoode Hall Law School, 2010
  • M.A. University of Toronto, 2006
  • B.A. University of Calgary, 2001

Additional Languages Spoken



  • Member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario 
  • Immigration Section of the Ontario Bar Association and Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association's Women Lawyers Forum


  • Board of Directors at University Settlement House, 2016 to present
  • Board of Directors of YWCA Toronto, 2019 to present
  • Canadian Bar Association Working Groups on NAFTA Consultations; Immigration Settlement Services Study; Citizenship, User Interface Working Group
  • Contributor to the Employment Section of the Lexis Practice Advisor


  • 2018 Lexpert Rising Star


Jun 12, 2017

Canada’s Global Skills Strategy: Opening the Canadian Border to the Next Brain Gain

The Global Skills Strategy came into effect on June 12, 2017 in what is promised to be faster access to highly skilled foreign talent to help Canad...


May 29, 2019

Inside Immigration Webinar: Wednesday May 29th at Noon EDT

Inside Immigration Webinar is a monthly 30 minute call featuring Green and Spiegel’s immigration lawyers covering a broad range of topics in ...

Jun 12, 2017

Unpacking the Global Skill Strategy on June 12th, 2017 at 3pm

Canada’s Global Skills Strategy is scheduled to launch on June 12, 2017. The Global Skills Strategy is aimed at helping high-growth...

Dec 21, 2016

Join our next Inside Immigration Webinar on Thursday, December 21, 2016

Inside Immigration is a monthly call featuring Green and Spiegel’s immigration lawyers covering a broad range of topics in immigration law, i...

Jun 21, 2016

Green and Spiegel Wins 2016 Lexpert Diversity and Inclusion Award

We are very proud to announce that Green and Spiegel LLP was chosen as a winner of Lexpert’s 2016 Zenith Awards: Celebrating Diversity a...


Sep 27, 2018

Cannabis, Canada, and New Dilemmas Presented for U.S. Entry

“You’re not getting into the United States today...” “I can ban you for life, if I want to…” “I don&rsqu...

Sep 17, 2018

Detailed Analysis of Express Entry - What Are My Chances?

Express Entry is Canada’s immigration application management system which came into effect in January 2015. Express Entry manages the Canadia...

Jun 06, 2018

NAFTA 2.0 – What is the Future of Free Trade and cross-border labour mobility?

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) agreement has liberalized trade between Canada, the United States and Mexico since it came into eff...

Feb 28, 2017

The Next Brain Gain? - Canada’s Global Skills Strategy

By: Kelly Goldthorpe  “We know that when talented researchers, innovators and leaders are able to provide their expertise, even temporar...

Jan 07, 2016

Express Entry Issues First Round of Invitations in 2016

January 7, 2016 ? The Government of Ontario has confirmed that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has resumed accepting applications for ...

Media and Presentations

Notable Work 

  • Ontario Bar Association, Citizenship and Immigration Law Article: I am Canadian: By Birth or By Choice, November 2, 2018
  • The Lawyer's Daily
    • Access to Justice without access to funding: legal aid cuts - May 6, 2019
    • Immigration pathways for caregivers - March 15, 2019
    • Scoring work authorization: Immigration for athletes - February 7, 2019
    • Immigration with the stars: So you think you can work? - December 20, 2018
    • Canadian citizenship and the challenges of birth tourism - November 12, 2018
    • Judgment Day: The rise of AI in immigration - October 23, 2018
    • Legality of Canadian cannabis stops at the U.S. border - September 25, 2018
    • Express Entry 2018: By the numbers - September 7, 2018
    • The future of free trade: Labour market mobility in uncertain times - July 24, 2018