Lawyer Profile Detail
University of Saskatchewan
Naseem Malik is counsel in the firm’s Labour & Employment Group in Toronto. He is certified as a Specialist by the Law Society of Upper Canada in the areas of Citizenship & Immigration Law and Immigration. His practice focuses on business immigration law.
Previously, Mr. Malik was employed by the Department of Citizenship and Immigration. He worked as an Immigration Examining Officer at Pearson International Airport. Mr. Malik 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, Mr. Malik was a member of the OBA Immigration and Citizenship subsections’ Executive, and has been recognized by Lexpert since 2003 as having a significant practice in the field of business immigration. He is recognized by Who's Who Legal as an 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.
Mr. Malik received his BA (Psychology) in 1991 from the University of Saskatchewan and his LLB from the University of Saskatchewan Law School. Mr. Malik was called to the Ontario bar in 1996.
He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Citizenship and Immigration section of the Canadian Bar Association.
- 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
- Speaker, 6th Annual Canada/America Border Immigration Conference in Buffalo, New York, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Ontario Bar Association, Buffalo New York, October 2014.
- Speaker, McCarthy Tétrault Labour and Employment Law Client Conference in Toronto on the topic of business immigration in 2002, 2003, and from 2005 to 2011.
- 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.
Corporate Immigration: Changes to the Intra-Company Transfer Provisions
Twelve Tips and Observations for Employers whose Employees Travel to Canada on Business
Sanctions, Restrictions and Corporate Immigration — Upcoming Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program
2010 Labour & Employment Client Conference — Ontario
IT Pilot Project for Temporary Foreign Workers to End
Labour Market Opinion Exempt Categories Allow Employers to Obtain Work Permits Faster
Avoiding Issues for Foreign Nationals Entering Canada on Business Trips
Immigration 101 for IT Companies Bringing Temporary Foreign Workers to Canada
2009 Labour & Employment Client Conference — Ontario
Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada