Acting Senior Director, Strategic and Horizontal Policy Branch, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Hayat Looye, a/ Senior Director, joined Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Strategic and Horizontal Policy Branch in January 2023. Before joining IRCC, Hayat was the Director ofPeople Management Analysis and Measurement at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, where she negotiated and built a strong partnership with Statistics Canada, transforming how the Government of Canada engages with its employees and resulting in the creation of Public Service Employee Engagement Initiative.
Hayat began her career in the public service with the department of Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada in 2009 as a Data Analyst. Afterwards, she joined the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) in 2010 and has since occupied various positions of increasing responsibilities within CRA. She has occupied the position of Chief of Staff to the Assistant Commissioner, Collections and Verification Branch, providing strategic and tactical advice and guidance on CRA priorities, overseeing, and supporting the Issues Management function. Before that, Hayat was Manager, Program Risks and Analysis Section, responsible to further advance the use of Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics in one of CRA’s biggest operational programs. In her most recent capacity, Hayat served as the Director of Cabinet and Regulatory Affairs at IRCC where she played a crucial role in shaping policy and regulatory initiatives.
Academically, Hayat is a Participant of the CRA Leadership Development program from the 2017 cohort, and holds a Master’s Degree in Project Management, with a specialization in Change Management, from the University of Québec. Currently, Hayat is furthering her education with a second Master’s Degree in International Affairs at the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA).