December 12th: Employment Opportunities and Immigration to Canada – Information Session led by Naumaan Hameed, Canadian Immigration Practice Leader, KPMG

Canadian companies want our international talent. The CDO would like to welcome Naumaan Hameed who is a Partner from KPMG and is their Canadian Immigration Practice Leader. He will be presenting on different legal pathways into Canada for those international students seeking employment opportunities or wanting to launch start-ups there. He will provide info on how to apply for work authorization/citizenship and talk about some of his client companies who are seeking international talent. One of the outcomes of this session will be to give Naumaan a better sense of the types of industries/employers our students are seeking to connect with, which will lead to an employer connection event at some point in the spring. Details to be confirmed. This event is for students in all degree programs within Sloan.

Naumaan Hameed
Partner, Canadian Immigration Practice Leader, KPMG Law LLP
KPMG in Canada

Naumaan is a Certified Specialist in Immigration Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada, having over fifteen years of dedicated experience in corporate immigration law. He has particular experience in developing customized cross-border strategies for multinational companies to meet their business needs.

Naumaan has extensive experience advising companies in diverse industries including the Financial Services, Information Technology, Aerospace, Professional Sports, Start-ups and High Growth sectors.

Naumaan has developed unique processing strategies to assist companies to attract and retain world class talent from around the world. He proactively identifies immigration compliance issues, including legal, financial and reputation concerns, while recommending strategies and best practices to mitigate risks. He is also actively involved in immigration policy analysis and development with senior government authorities in Ottawa and at international visa posts.

Naumaan is actively involved in stakeholder feedback, policy proposals and recommendations for Immigration Reform with senior government authorities. In particular, Naumaan made submission to the Minister of Immigration on policy changes to support Canadian innovation and the start-up ecosystem. He has considerable experience with the IT industry and deep knowledge of the immigration challenges unique to companies in this sector.

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