About Kareem El-Assal: Director of Policy | CanadaVisa.com

Last updated: 29 August 2021

Canada immigration researcher Kareem El-Assal at CanadaVisa.com

Kareem El-Assal is the Director of Policy & Digital Strategy at CanadaVisa. He oversees content development across CanadaVisa's web properties including CanadaVisa.com and cicnews.com. Since 1994, CanadaVisa has delivered trusted information to people around the world on how they can move to Canada. CanadaVisa is the online presence of Campbell Cohen, which is one of Canada's leading immigration law firms.

For over a decade, Kareem has worked in the Canadian immigration space including at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, and Global Affairs Canada. 

He has authored over 400 publications on Canadian immigration. His research has been cited by the likes of Canada's immigration minister, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Statistics Canada, and the OECD.

Kareem's research has covered topics such as immigration levels, the economic impact of immigration, Express Entry, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), Canadian immigration governance, international students, temporary foreign workers, and entrepreneur and investor immigration.

He is often consulted on Canadian immigration by governments, the private sector, and non-profits. Examples include the Canadian Senate and Parliament, McKinsey & Company, the Boston Consulting Group, and government delegations from Sweden, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, and Switzerland. Media outlets that have interviewed him include the Toronto Star, Economist, Walrus, Globe and Mail, National Post, New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, CTV, CBC, as well as outlets in countries such as India, Japan, Australia, Brazil, and the United Kingdom.

Kareem is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Durham University.

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