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Annsley Kesten


Annsley Kesten is an associate lawyer at BartLAW Canadian Immigration in Toronto. Annsley’s practice area is primarily focused on corporate immigration matters, with emphasis on intra-company transfers, professionals, and work permit-exempt applications. In addition, Annsley has experience in assisting clients with a range of temporary residence applications, including temporary resident visas, study permits, visitor records, criminal rehabilitation and temporary resident permits.

Annsley obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Queen’s University Faculty of Law in 2014. She further holds a Certificate in Public International Law from the Bader International Study Centre in the United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to her current position, Annsley completed her articles at Fogler, Rubinoff LLP in Toronto.

Work History

  • 2015-Present: BartLAW Canadian Immigration Barristers and Solicitors
  • 2014-2015: Student-at-Law, Fogler Rubinoff LLP


  • 2015: Called to Bar
  • 2014: Juris Doctor, Queen’s University Faculty of Law
  • 2012: Certificate in Public International Law, Bader International Study Centre, Queen’s University Faculty of Law
  • 2011: Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Dean’s Honour List, The University of Western Ontario
  • 2007: Western Scholarship of Distinction


  • “CETA: Mobilizing Labour Beyond the Sea”, AILA Global Migration Section Digest, March 2018 – co-author
  • Baker McKenzie Link, Canadian Residence-Domicile-Citizenship Chapter – co-author
  •   2017 Year in Review “Canada-European Union: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement” – co-author

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, Union Internationale des Avocats – 61st Annual Congress “CETA Labour Mobility: Canadian Legal Perspective”, Toronto, Canada, October 2017.