Kareem El-Assal
Managing Editor of CIC News and Director of Policy & Digital Strategy at CanadaVisa
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Kareem El-Assal is the Managing Editor of CIC News and Director of Policy & Digital Strategy at CanadaVisa.

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.

Latest articles
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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
Express Entry: CRS score falls to 481 as Canada invites another 7,000 candidates
express entry draw 242 - ircc
Canada to introduce new refugee pathway under Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot
sean fraser speech toronto march 27 2023
U.S. President Biden makes first official visit to Canada as two countries agree to update Safe Third Country Agreement
U.S. President Joe Biden is making his first official state visit to Canada.
Canada invites another 7,000 candidates in surprise Express Entry draw
IRCC has invited Express Entry candidates to apply in the eighth draw of 2023.
Canada announces new immigration support for Turkish and Syrian nationals
IRCC has announced more support for Turkish and Syrian temporary residents.
Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announces work permit extension for PGWP holders
pgwp announcement canada 2023
Canada to make it easier for Iranians on temporary visas to extend their stay
IRCC approves Pearson Test of English for Canadian immigration applications
Pearson Canada Inc. has been designated by IRCC as a language-testing organization.
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