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Naomi Alboim

Distinguished Fellow

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Naomi Alboim is a Distinguished Fellow at the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University, where she was an adjunct professor for twenty years. She is also  the Senior Policy Fellow at the Canada Excellence Research Chair in  Migration and Integration (CERC) at Ryerson University. 

Previously, she worked at senior levels in the Canadian federal and Ontario provincial governments for twenty-five years, including eight years as Deputy Minister in three different portfolios. Her areas of responsibility included immigration, human rights, labour market training, workplace standards, culture, as well as women’s, seniors’, disability and indigenous issues.

Ms. Alboim is an active public policy consultant, advising governments and NGOs across Canada and abroad in Europe, the Caribbean, Ghana, Vietnam, Indonesia and Kenya. 

She continues to write extensively on Canadian immigration policy, and advises the federal and provincial governments, universities, colleges, regulatory bodies, and NGO’s on a variety of related topics including immigrant labour market integration and refugee issues..

Ms. Alboim is a recipient of Queen Elizabeth II’s Gold and Diamond Jubilee Medals and is a member of the Order of Ontario.

  • immigration policy
  • social policy