Shelagh Burrowes

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Shelagh Burrowes

Shelagh Burrowes


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Shelagh Burrowes focuses primarily on employment-related matters, including drafting and revising employment contracts and advising clients on issues regarding human rights, employment policies and procedures, and employment-related litigation.  

Ms. Burrowes also maintains an active immigration practice. She advises large and small companies and their employees in a range of industries on Canadian immigration law and requirements for work permit exemptions and work permit applications, permanent residency, visa applications for temporary residents and labour market impact assessments.

Professional experience

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J.D., Queen’s University, 2011
M.A., Queen’s University, 2008
B.A.(Hons.), University of Calgary, 2006

  • Alberta 2012

Ms. Burrowes has acted for clients in various employment and immigration matters including:

  • Wrongful dismissal litigation
  • Human rights complaints
  • Reviewing and drafting employment agreements, non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements and workplace policies and procedures
  • Advising on various immigration matters for employers, particularly those pertaining to temporary foreign workers, obtaining work permits, qualifying for permanent residency and preparing labour market opinion applications


  • WeirFoulds LLP Award, Highest Standing in Remedies, Queen’s University, 2010
  • Graduate Award, Queen’s University, 2007
  • Jason Lang Scholarships, 2003, 2004 and 2005


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Volunteer, UEnd Poverty, 2012
  • Associate editor, Queen’s Law Journal, 2009 - 2010
  • Co-chair, Queen’s Law Chapter of CLaIHR (Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights), 2009 - 2010
  • Volunteer editor, Queen’s Law Journal, 2008 - 2009
  • Vice president (external) & acting president, Undergraduate English Literature Students’ Society, University of Calgary, 2005 – 2006