Associate Lawyer in Canadian Immigration

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You’ve got big plans. We have opportunities to match, and we’re committed to empowering you to become a better you, no matter what you do.
 
When you join KPMG you’ll be one of over 200,000 professionals providing audit, tax, advisory, and business enablement services across 154 countries.
 
With the support to do things differently, grow personally and professionally, and bring your whole self to work, there’s no limit to the impact you can make. Let’s do this.
 
Overview of the opportunity:

The Associate Lawyer is responsible for advising clients and employees in obtaining work permits (IMP and TFW), visas, PR and any other Canadian immigration needs in a timely and efficient manner. This role requires excellent multi-tasking skills and an ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of clients, including HR representatives, senior-level personnel and internal team members.
 
What you will do:

Immigration 
 
 

  • Manage Canadian caseload with strong emphasis of permanent residency applications;
  • Assess individual cases to determine appropriate work permit category as well as analyze and resolve any potential issues that arise;
  • Prepare visa/work permit applications and provide advice throughout the entire process;
  • Review job descriptions to determine occupation codes and relevant prevailing wage;
  • Review corporate documentation to assess qualifying relationships;
  • Draft submission letters and complete forms as needed;
  • Guide and advise immigration administrators;
  • Advise clients with respect to long term immigration strategy and legislative changes.
 
Client Care 
 
 
  • Serve as point of contact for the client/employee, manage client relationships and address any issues related to quality, time standards and communication as appropriate.
 
 Leadership 
 
 
  • Responsible for training immigration administrator/support staff;
  • Communicate department standards and expectations;
  • Accountable for performance standards and results of all direct reports;
  • Actively participate in all firm initiatives;
  • Conduct probationary and annual performance reviews for all direct reports;
  • Keep the practice leader abreast of issues that may provide a risk for the firm;
  • Demonstrate professionalism, integrity and honesty in all client interactions;
  • Continue to upgrade skills and knowledge to remain competitive and progressive within the firm;
  • Accountable for positive results including increased revenue, cost containment and proactive expense control; and
 
Administration
 
 
  • Oversee file management for the team;
  • Ensure that all client documents are saved into internal database system;
  • Ensure files are opened correctly and that the client contact information is recorded accurately;
  • Review invoices for accuracy.
 
What you bring to the role:
 
 
  • Law degree along with admission to the Barreau du Québec;
  • 2-5 years of experience with Canadian Corporate Immigration Law with knowledge of Quebec-specific immigration processes;
  • Ability to demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills within a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy, and ability to multi-task and meet aggressive deadlines;
  • Strong organizational and computer skills (proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook);
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English and French).
 
Keys to your success:
 
 
  • Ability and interest in developing new markets and in working in a growing business environment;
  • Professionalism in the execution of tasks;
  • High level of drive, enthusiasm and a positive attitude when coping with pressure at work;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both French and English.
 
KPMG offers many benefits:
 
 
  • Competitive salary;
  • Three weeks of vacation per year;
  • 5 days of personal time for personal/family emergencies;
  • Pension plan;
  • Comprehensive group benefit plan;
  • Lifestyle Spending Account.

 
KPMG is also an engaging and fulfilling working environment providing exposure to clients, professionals and career opportunity in the KPMG network.
 
KPMG is among the best employers in Canada and was recently recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in 2019 for a thirteenth consecutive year! The well-being and professional development of our talent are our priority. Come build your future with us!
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Our Values, The KPMG Way

 

We lead by example | We work together | We respect the individual
We seek the facts and provide insight | We are open and honest in our communication
We are committed to our communities | Above all, we act with integrity

KPMG is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. KPMG encourages applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate applicants’ disability-related needs, up to the point of undue hardship, throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Any assessment and selection materials or processes used during the recruitment process will be available in an accessible format to applicants with disabilities, upon request. If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact the HR Shared Service Centre by email at cafmcdnhrsthotline@kpmg.ca or by phone at 416-777-8002 or toll free 1-888-466-4778 (Option 1). KPMG will consult with all applicants with disabilities who request accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure that the accommodation provided takes into account the applicant’s individual accessibility needs.

 


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