Kelly Goldthorpe

Kelly Goldthorpe

Senior AssociateGreen and Spiegel, LLPEmployment

Kelly Goldthorpe is an associate lawyer at Green and Spiegel, LLP in Toronto. Kelly helps manage the application process for work, study and visitor visas to Canada as well as permanent residence applications which involves preparing submissions to Service Canada, immigration offices, embassies and consulates worldwide and counseling on entrance into Canada.

Kelly Goldthorpe is an immigration lawyer at Green and Spiegel, LLP in Toronto. Kelly manages accounts and relationships with major corporations and businesses to facilitate the movement of temporary foreign workers, business visitors and other immigration needs. Kelly can help clients who wish to obtain permanent residence status including economic class, family class applications and humanitarian and compassionate applications. Kelly also assists clients in litigation, admissibility and enforcement matters, detention reviews, sponsorship appeals, alternative dispute resolutions and Federal Court judicial reviews. 

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.

Kelly is a frequent contributor to The Lawyers Daily, writing on current immigration issues.  


  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B., 2010
  • University of Toronto, M.A., 2006
  • University of Calgary, B.A., 2001

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 2011


  • Kelly has appeared before the Immigration Appeal Division, the Immigration Division and the Federal Court of Canada. 


  • Immigration Section of the Ontario Bar Association and Canadian Bar Association
  • CBA Working Group on NAFTA Consultations
  • CBA Policy Working Group on Immigration Settlement Services Study
  • CBA National Immigration Law Section Working Group for Citizenship
  • CBA National Immigration Law Section User Interface Working Group
  • Chair, Nominations and Governance Committee, Board of Directors, University Settlement
  • Secretary, Board of Directors, YWCA Toronto

Awards & Honours

  • 2018 Lexpert Rising Star