Kareem El-Assal

Director of Policy & Digital Strategy at CanadaVisa

Century Initiative
Expert Panel Member


Kareem El-Assal is the Director of Policy & Digital Strategy at CanadaVisa. He has been active in the field of immigration since 2010, working for non-profits, the federal government, and in the private sector. His research covers issues such as the economic impact of immigration, international students, temporary foreign workers, entrepreneur and investor immigration, public opinion, and immigrant settlement services. Kareem has authored over 250 research reports and commentaries, organized over 15 conferences, and given over 50 presentations in Canada and the U.S.

He has been interviewed by various organizations for his immigration insights such as the Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, Global News, Forbes, Washington Post, New York Times, CTV, CBC, OECD, McKinsey & Company, and Boston Consulting Group.