HOF093: Naomi Alboim

Naomi Alboim worked in the Canadian federal and Ontario provincial governments for twenty-five years. She was Deputy Minister in three different portfolios, including immigration, for several years.

During her career with Employment and Immigration Canada, she was instrumental in supporting the development of several government programs designed to serve immigrants and refugees wishing to establish themselves in Canada. She was very much involved with the integration of South-east Asian refugees from Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam in the 1970’s and 1980’s.

Ms. Alboim is a fellow, adjunct professor at the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She is an active public policy consultant, advising governments and NGOs across Canada and abroad. She also chairs the Intergovernmental Committee of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council and is a co-founder of Lifeline Syria.

Ms.Alboim has written 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.