The opening of the new Fairness for Newcomers Office will ensure newcomers can leverage their education and experience to reach their full potential and help grow the economy.
Muhammad Yaseen was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Calgary-North, on April 16, 2019. He was appointed Parliamentary Secretary of Immigration on April 30, 2019. He is currently a member of the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship. Additionally, he is co-chair of the Caucus Outreach Committee.
Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Yaseen worked in the oil industry for almost 40 years, starting his career in 1979 with Texaco Canada and working the last 30 years with Imperial Oil. An engineer by profession, he is experienced in reservoir/joint ventures engineering, and he has held advisory roles for processing, transportation, contracts and projects.
He holds a bachelor of science in petroleum engineering from the University of Wyoming, a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Calgary and a master of business administration from the University of Phoenix. Mr. Yaseen is a professional engineer and is a member of APEGA, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.
Mr. Yaseen is an active member of his community, volunteering with the Canadian Red Cross and the Pakistan Canada Association for many years. He has also contributed his time to Junior Achievement, the United Way, the Mustard Seed, MOSAIC Volunteers and the Calgary Food Bank over the years.
Mr. Yaseen was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in November 2012 by then Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, the Honourable Donald S. Ethell.
He enjoys reading, walking and volunteering and speaks English, Urdu and Punjabi.