Naseem P. Malik - Corporate Immigration Counsel
Naseem Malik
Biography

Naseem Malik is Corporate Immigration Counsel at the Firm. He is certified as a Specialist by the Law Society of Upper Canada in the areas of Citizenship & Immigration Law. His practice focuses on business immigration law.

Previously, Naseem was counsel at a large full-service firm in Toronto, and was also previously employed by the Department of Citizenship and Immigration. He worked as an Immigration Examining Officer at Pearson International Airport. Naseem assists his clients, which range from large multinational corporations, financial institutions, industrial and high-tech companies to musicians and entertainment groups, in order to facilitate their entry into Canada for business-related purposes.

From 2005-2007, Naseem was a member of the OBA Immigration and Citizenship subsections’ Executive. He has been consistently recognized since 2012 by Who's Who Legal as a leading practitioner in Corporate Immigration Law, and was a featured speaker at the Canadian Bar Association's Annual Citizenship and Immigration Conference in May 2014.

He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Citizenship and Immigration section of the Canadian Bar Association.

REPRESENTATIVE WORK

  • Temporary Resident Visas for persons who require such visas prior to entering Canada;
  • Work Permit applications pursuant to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), General Agreement on Trade and Services (GATS) and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
  • Service Canada positive labour market opinion applications;
  • Permanent Residence applications;
  • Citizenship applications;
  • Study Permit applications;
  • Extension applications for work permits, study permits and visitor records;
  •  Obtaining permission for the spouse of a temporary foreign worker to obtain a work permit permitting them to work in Canada;
  • Temporary Resident Permits/Rehabilitation applications relating to criminal inadmissibility;
  • Analyzing Criminal Code provisions and foreign statutes to assess whether a person is inadmissible to Canada based on prior criminal convictions; and
  • Analyzing and dealing with medical inadmissibility issues.

In addition to his legal skills, Mr. Malik also provides practical advice relating to logistical issues that arise when foreign nationals travel to Canada for business purposes.

CONFERENCES AND ARTICLES

  • In 2014, 2016 and 2017, he participated as a feature speaker at the Annual Canada/America Border Immigration Conference in New York State, sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association and co-sponsored by the Ontario Bar Association
  • Speaker, Canadian Bar Association's Annual Conference in Montréal on immigration-related issues, May 2003.
  • Author, immigration-related articles published in Law Times, 2004 and 2005; and Lawyers Weekly, 2004, 2005, 2007.
  • Featured Contributor, corporate immigration article in Canadian Lawyer magazine, 2008.
  • Panelist, Employing Foreign Workers Conference, The Canadian Institute, 2012.
  • Quoted extensively in a business immigration article in Law Times, 2010.
  • Author, immigration related article in the OBA's Citizenship and Immigration Section's newsletter, 2012.
  • Contributor, cross-border manual on immigration and customs issues for Carswell, 2003.
  • Seminar Leader, one-day intensive course on business immigration, the Law Society of Upper Canada, 2005.
  • Participant, "Mastering Immigration Applications for Foreign Workers", the Canadian Institute, 2008.
  • Featured Speaker, Ontario Bar Association's Institute CLE, 2009 and 2010. 
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Naseem's Contact Details
(416) 645-2021 x 390
1866-821-7306 x 390
Education

LL.B. University of Saskatchewan (1994)

Naseem Who's Who Legal