IMMIGRATION LEGAL ASSISTANT (NOC 1242)
Watts Immigration Consulting Canada - Ottawa, ON
Posted: AUG 10, 2016
Expiring: SEP 10, 2016
Salary: $15.00 - $26.00/Hourly
Job Type: Part Time Leading to Full Time, Permanent
Language: English and French
Start Date of Employment (Approx.): As soon as possible
Minimum Education: College
Positions Available: 2
Reports to: Principal Immigration Consultant
About Watts Immigration Consulting Firm
Watts Immigration Consulting provides expert consulting services for individuals seeking to apply for immigration or temporary status in Canada. We also provide practical assistance to Canadian businesses with respect to foreign workers needs or Intra-company transfers to Canada and China. Since 2013, Watts Immigration Consulting has worked with a wide variety of clients including educational institutions, not-for-profit organizations, immigration lawyers, employers, skilled workers, business immigrants, and international students.
We offer full immigration services from our head office in Ottawa, the capital of Canada to clients all around the world. We provide immigration and legal services in English, French, Mandarin, Cantonese and Arabic.
Reporting to the Immigration Consultant, the Legal Assistant is responsible for assisting with all aspects of case processing and support, client communication. This is an intermediate level position in a fast-paced growing company, the ideal candidate would be someone who can work efficiently in a high volume environment, has high attention to detail, and has excellent command of English and French.
(60%) – Processing and Support Functions
Coordinating the Application process including evaluating Applications to identify category qualifications, researching the processes and requirements for different types of Applications.
Supports the team in activities related to writing, editing, reviewing, updating and producing information documents produced by the sector, and ensures the linguistic quality of these documents.
Preparing submission packages for both basic and complex submissions and sending to various government agencies (e.g., Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Embassies, Service Canada etc.), and evaluating Applications.
(30%) – Client Communication
Provide assistance in the client in-take process and respond to both basic and complex client inquiries by e-mail and/or telephone to ensure that Applications are processed and any obstacles are anticipated and dealt with.
Attend various business development events on behalf of the Frim.
(10%) - Office Administration
Performing various administrative duties including, among other duties organizing and managing files including tracking dates, doing spreadsheets, photocopying/faxing submission packages, taking passport photos.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN THIS ROLE
Fast paced, high volume work environment with extremely quick application output of cases big and small;
Work is fast-paced, but not as stressful as you have started to master prioritization and time management;
Requirement to work both independently and as part of a team and excel in both situations.
WHAT GLOBAL LINK HAS TO OFFER YOU
Tremendous learning experience;
Exposure to a small and growing fast-paced Immigration consulting firm;
Diverse and interesting work with lots of autonomy;
Ability to interact with a broad range of clients and stakeholders from different groups;
Opportunity to learn and grow on a daily basis.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING TO THIS ROLE
Skills & Qualifications
How to Apply
Please apply with 1) cover letter 2) resume 3) statement on why you feel you would succeed in this position 4) how you feel this position aligns with your career objectives 5) salary expectations in confidence
Expiring: SEP 10, 2016
We thank all applicants, however only qualified applicants will be contacted.