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

Associate
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Toronto
390 Bay Street, Suite 2800 Toronto ON M5H 2Y2 CA

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Kelly Goldthorpe is an associate 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.

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 is an advocate for clients and has appeared before the Immigration Appeal Division for medical inadmissibility refusals, spousal sponsorship refusals, the Immigration Division on detention reviews and the Federal Court of Canada on judicial reviews and citizenship appeals.

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.

Education

  • 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

Affiliations

  • Member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Immigration Section of the Ontario Bar Association and Canadian Bar Association
  • Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL)

Blogs

Apr 04, 2017

Moving the Goalposts Yet Again: USCIS Issuing RFEs on Currency Swap Cases, Departing from Years of Accepted Practice

USCIS has ostensibly enacted a new policy with profound consequences for EB-5 investors from countries such as China and Vietnam facing currency re...

While working as an analyst at Statistics Canada, Kelly (nee Tran) co-authored several studies on the socio-economic impact of immigration to Canada in the Statistics Canada publication, “Canadian Social Trends” between 2003 to 2006 including:

Alternative Dispute Resolution in Immigration Appeals – Process and Outcomes”, published in Canada's Immigration and Citizenship Bulletin (May 2014)