Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Vancouver


The opportunity
As a Paralegal you will be a part of the Business Immigration team working in affiliation with EY LLP.
EY's global alliance of independent law firms cooperate with our offices worldwide to provide our clients with integrated, quality service. The firm's comprehensive range of U.S. business immigration services include non-immigrant, labor certification and immigrant visa (green card) processing for employers and their employees, Immigrant Visa Petitions, PERM Audit Responses, PERM Labor Certification Applications, Permanent Resident Applications, and providing top-notch U.S. immigration advisory services where they are needed, including immigration program advisory, I-9, FDNS reviews and other advisory assistance. Recognized as one of Canada's top employers, EY continually strives to be a great place to work.
Your key responsibilities
As a Paralegal, UU Business Immigration, you'll be a professional staff member of the EY Law LLP Business Immigration Group, working in affiliation with EY LLP. You'll be supporting multiple and challenging US business immigration engagements and to contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse institutional clients
Skills and attributes for success
Drafting applications:
Learn basic immigration processing categories and requirements for each category
On instruction from the lawyer, research current processing requirements at service centres/consulates etc.
Collect information from HR contact and applicant
Using available resources, draft complete application packages for review by the supervising lawyer
Make revisions to drafts
Ensure that applications are filed in a timely manner
Meet with lawyers to discuss questions raised by the client and then relate information back to the HR contact/applicant
Draft emails in response to queries by clients
Delegate appropriate work to legal assistants, such as: typing of forms, copying of documents, and sending out packages
Follow up with immigration authorities on pending applications
Enter expiration dates for applicants' status in tracking system
Notify clients of upcoming extensions
Communicating with other professional and support staff at EY Law LLP:
Ensure that lawyers are at all times advised of client related issues that come to the attention of the Paralegal
Participate actively in meetings of the professional staff of EY Law LLP Professional Development: may be required to attend seminars and professional development courses that are relevant to his/her area of specialty
To qualify for the role you must have
Undergraduate University Degree, College Diploma, or equivalent experience
2+ years of US Business Immigration experience
Must be highly organized and have the ability to communicate effectively
Excellent writing skills and strong attention to detail
Ideally, you’ll also have
Prior experience preparing PERMs for a high volume client is a plus
The ability to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic team-oriented environment
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:

About the company

A multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is one of the "Big Four" audit firms and is the third largest professional services firm in the world by aggregated revenue in 2014.

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