Kathleen Leighton


"We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious... and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."
- Walt Disney

Strong relationships, tailored solutions.

Kathleen believes that a key factor of providing quality client service is getting to know her clients and their businesses. Once she fully understands the big picture and goals at hand, she is able to create and offer a unique plan to address each element of the unique problem her client is facing.

Representative Matters

Kathleen's practice is focused on corporate immigration work, including:

  • Supporting local employers to bring skilled foreign workers to Canada;
  • Working with foreign employers to help their employees obtain immigration authorization to fulfill service contracts with Canadian entities;
  • Advising employers on various immigration matters and their related obligations;
  • Obtaining temporary resident documents including work and study permits; and
  • Evaluating permanent residency options for foreign workers and assisting with permanent residency applications.


Nova Scotia, 2016


Nova Scotia Barristers' Society


Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law, JD, 2015
Dalhousie University, BComm (Co-op), 2012


  • Clifford Rae Achievement Award
  • Gowlings Law & Technology Prize
  • Dalhousie Schulich School of Law Entrance Scholarship
  • Eaton Foundation Scholarship
  • Dean's List, Dalhousie University
  • Dalhousie University Entrance Scholarship


  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Peer educator, IB&M Society, 2013 - 2015
  • Volunteer, Community Outreach Program, Schulich School of Law, 2012 - 2015
  • Executive secretary, Community Outreach Program, Schulich School of Law, 2013 - 2015
  • Volunteer, Pro Bono Project, Schulich School of Law, 2012 - 2015
  • Volunteer, Business Law Associaiton, Schulich School of Law



Suite 900
Purdy's Wharf Tower One
1959 Upper Water Street
Halifax, NS, Canada
B3J 3N2

P 902.444.1706
F 902.420.1417

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