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Law Clerk; Global Immigration

The opportunity

The Global Business Immigration Services Group (GBIS) provides and manages a range of business immigration services to multinational clients who send employees, and their families, to work and live in over 140 countries around the world. These services typically centre on the compliance and legal issues in coordinating and filing their work and visa applications, subsequent work permit/visa extensions and passport/nationality issues. Within the GBIS group there are 3 service offerings - Global Coordination Service, Consular Support Services, Business Traveller Assessment Service.

The role of Global Immigration Paralegal, involves day-to-day support to the senior level and management team in all aspects of global immigration relating to corporate client accounts. The activities will fall under the supervision of the Senior Paralegal or Manager and can range from gathering and inputting data, creating files and status report, drafting visa applications and other documentation to liaising with clients and Government departments.
The Global Immigration Paralegal will be required to have a basic understanding of immigration processes but will not be required to have any prior immigration experience.

Your key responsibilities


  • Communicating with HR representatives of corporate clients to obtain information, to provide updates etc
  • Communicating with employees to obtain information, to provide updates etc
  • Initial review of foreign office invoicing for accuracy
  • Ensuring that senior and/or management is advise of client issues when they arise
  • May be required to attend seminars and professional development courses that are relevant to area of speciality
  • Owning any ad hoc projects or pulling together spreadsheets of information as required by senior and/or management

Global Coordination:

  • Providing responses to client queries
  • Creating stats records on EY Technology and updating spreadsheets
  • Once cases have been completed ensure the stats records and or management reporting spreadsheets are updated accordingly
  • Notify client of upcoming extension
  • Learning basis immigration processing categories and requirement for a variety of foreign jurisdictions
  • Liaising with immigration professionals in international jurisdiction to ensure smooth processing of immigration cases

Consular Support:

  • Basic research of current processing requirements at consulates and relevant foreign government immigration authorities.

Business Travel Assessment:

  • Assessing business traveller information against business travel rules

Team Working:

  • Delegate appropriate work to local country immigration professional
  • Participate actively in global immigration team meetings
  • Drafting visa applications and supporting documentation
  • Assisting with senior coordinator caseload as required in their absence

Skills and attributes for success

  • Organizational and project management skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to deliver accurately to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Client-focused
  • Initiative and self-motivated

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A high degree of customer service skills and experience
  • Project management skills, this includes organization and the setting and managing of priorities and deadlines
  • A high aptitude with Microsoft Office 365
  • The ability and interest in working cross-culturally with an international workforce

What we look for

We’re interested in strong team players who support their colleagues in reaching their goals while also considering their own workload and development. If you have the confidence to speak up and influence a team that affects big businesses worldwide, this role is for you.

What working at EY offers

At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Make your mark. Apply today.

EY is committed to inclusiveness, equity and accessibility. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

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