Kareem El-Assal
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Kareem has been active in the field of immigration since 2010 working for the Canadian government, non-profits, and the private sector.

He has authored over 500 immigration publications. His research has been cited by Canada’s immigration minister, Statistics Canada, the OECD, and the Government of Canada's Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration.

Kareem has been invited to share his immigration insights with the likes of the Canadian Parliament and Senate, foreign government delegations, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, non-profits, the Economist, Walrus, Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, Global News, Forbes, Washington Post, New York Times, CTV, CBC, Maclean's, OECD, McKinsey & Company, and Boston Consulting Group.

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

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How does IRCC decide when to hold Express Entry draws?
There are many possible reasons IRCC has not been holding Express Entry draws.
Canada’s immigration ministers meet in Toronto; four provinces hold PNP draws
Federal and Provincial immigration ministers have met to discuss their shared priorities
Here is the Yeates immigration report shaping the future of IRCC
Canada announces Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026
Minister Miller reveals strategy to improve Canada’s immigration system
Canada announces new measures to strengthen international student integrity
India visa processing will slow, according to Canada’s Immigration Minister
Most popular ways to immigrate to Canada from India
Canada’s immigration department is undergoing major changes
Canada’s non-permanent resident population is 2.2 million people
Statistics Canada has released new data on the number of NPRs.
Study in Canada: What we know about IRCC’s proposed Trusted Institutions Framework
trusted institutions framework study in canada
IRCC publishes criteria to receive designation as a language testing organization
IRCC outlines language testing criteria
Canada to soon launch Recognized Employer Pilot for temporary foreign workers
The Recognized Employer Pilot will operate for 3 years.
Canada’s new immigration minister is Marc Miller
Canada cabinet shuffle
Ukrainians in Canada will be able to apply for permanent residence beginning in October
ukraine sponsorship july 2023
UPDATE: Canada reaches cap of 10,000 applications for U.S. H-1B visa Open Work Permit stream
Canada expands work permit agreement with the United Kingdom
I’m an H-1B Visa Holder: Can I pursue a Canadian Open Work Permit and Express Entry at the same time?
Tech workers
IRCC approves 4 new English language tests for Student Direct Stream
Strike impacting Canada’s immigration system has ended
The Federal Government and PSAC have reached an agreement and ended a strike impacting IRCC.
How those with an expiring PGWP can apply for an Open Work Permit
PGWP Extension April 6, 2023
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