Raj Sharma is a founding partner at Stewart Sharma Harsanyi, one of Canada’s larg- est dedicated immigration law firms. Raj graduated with his juris doctor ( JD) from the University of Alberta. After completing his articles with the Federal Department of Justice, Raj then worked as an immigration refugee protection officer with the Immigration and Refugee Board, where he obtained experience in hundreds of immigration hearings before starting private practice.
Raj has appeared before every level of court in Alberta, regularly appears before the Federal Court, and has appeared before the Federal Court of Appeal and every division of the Immigration and Refugee Board. He has over 150 reported decisions and possesses extensive experience in all aspects of immigration law.
He has been a speaker at numerous national immigration law conferences and other conferences, and he appeared before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration in 2017 and 2020. He is a regular speaker and commentator in local, national, and international media.
Raj is an adjunct professor at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law where he teaches the immigration and refugee law course.