Kareem El-Assal

Principal, El-Assal Insights

Century Initiative
Expert Panel Member


Kareem El-Assal is the Principal of El-Assal Insights and Founder of Section 95. 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 500 research reports and commentaries which have been cited by the likes of Canada's immigration minister, Parliament, the Senate, Statistics Canada, among others. 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.