Robert Vineberg is a Research Fellow at Canada West Foundation. He began his career in the Immigration Foreign Service in 1973 and served abroad in England for three years and in Haiti for two. On return to Canada, he worked at Immigration headquarters, becoming Immigration Canada’s Director of Federal-Provincial Relations in 1982. Subsequently, he worked at the Privy Council Office, at the Ministry of the Solicitor General, and as Director of International Affairs at the Canadian Forest Service. He returned to Immigration in 1992 to become Director, Immigration Case Analysis. Mr. Vineberg served as Director General of Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Prairies and Northern Territories Region from 1996 until 2008 when he retired from the Public Service of Canada.
Mr. Vineberg has a BA in History from University of Toronto as well as an MA in Canadian History and a Graduate Diploma in Public Administration, both from Carleton University.