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Stantec US/Canada Immigration Advisor in Toronto, Ontario

Grow with the best. Join a smart, creative, and inspired team that accomplishes operational excellence. Bringing together individuals with diverse backgrounds, talents, and expertise, our 22,000 team members in over 400 locations worldwide are vital to making our Company stronger.

Your Opportunity

As a member of the Global Talent Mobility team, the immigration consultant will provide support on coordinating the employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant visa process for qualified foreign national employees mostly in the US and Canada (approx. 60%-70% US and 30% - 40% Canada).

Reporting through to the Sr. Global Talent Mobility Manager and working closely with a US based immigration consultant, you will foster a collaborative team environment and a strong service-oriented culture that ensures delivery of efficient, effective, quality driven services.

You will work with a group of Global Mobility Professionals based in Canada, India, and Australia. Our team provides support to business travelers, temporary assignments, permanent relocations and expatriate tax compliance/planning.

You will be in close contact with Stantec’s Talent Acquisition Team, Stantec’s external immigration advisor, hiring managers, and HR Business Partners. Developing a solid partnership with these clients will help you to succeed in this role.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee and manage the day to day administration of Canadian and US employment-based immigration requirements and petitions

  • Partner with external immigration service provider on the strategy and details for all cases and associated employer-sponsored petitions

  • Work with external immigration service provider to ensure SLAs are followed accordingly.

  • Present immigration assessments for employees based in the US and Canada.

  • Communicate to foreign nationals regarding all stages of their non-immigrant and immigrant status (including documentation, strategy, and case progression).

  • Communicate to hiring managers about immigration alternatives for new hires.

  • Oversee and ensure that deadlines are met for the filing of immigration extension processes and commencement of permanent residence processes.

  • Act as a liaison between the external immigration service partner, foreign national employees, human resources, and managers to provide accurate and appropriate information and guidance.

  • Ability to educate leaders about immigration options for external candidates

  • Ability to explain complex immigration cases to clients without any immigration experience

  • Maintain and audit US Department of Labor and PERM Labor Certification Audit files.

  • Oversee the external immigration service partner relationship, including providing feedback regarding service levels and overall partnership.

  • Manage invoices coming from the external immigration service partner.

  • Provide expertise and consultative skills in assisting the team with process improvements to streamline, document and bundle immigration and visa processing.

  • Carry out administrative tasks related to immigration processes including filing, mailings, and electronic documentation.

  • Plan and execute effective communication strategy to convey timely immigration updates.

  • Ensure new hire immigration documentation is archived in internal database.

  • Maintain and audit immigration reports.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Strength in exercising confidentiality, discretion and good judgment.

  • Proven track record of providing customer service and global mobility consultation to various stakeholders.

  • Experience in risk mitigation in a constantly changing environment.

  • Ability to manage multiple cases simultaneously at different stages in the process.

  • History of taking initiative, problem solving, critical thinking/reasoning and decision-making.

  • Experience in cross-functional partnering.

  • Ability to research and gaining knowledge quickly.

  • Skill in multi-tasking, time management, organization, and prioritization.

  • Demonstrated teamwork and ability to put team goals ahead of individual goals.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity to the needs of culturally diverse assignees.

  • Demonstrated flexibility, self-motivation and working independently.

  • Experience in partnering with vendors.

  • Conflict resolution experience.

  • Skilled communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with colleagues, supervisor and clients, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Business- or Business-related field

  • 5 years of experience working in a technical Canada & US immigration role

  • Canada Immigration Experience: Intra Company Transfer, Express Entry program Working Holiday Visa, Young Professionals Visa, Federal Skilled Worker Program, TN Visa, Permanent Residence, etc.

  • US Immigration Experience: H1-B Visa, L1 Visa (blanket and non-blanket), TN Visa, E3 Visa, O1 Visa, PERM Process, etc.

  • 5 years of experience supporting employees in different immigration scenarios

  • 5 years of experience working with an external immigration partner

  • 5 years of experience influencing clients to ensure they understand any risk associated with immigration petitions in the US and Canada

  • GMS Certification is a plus

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Travel may be required between local offices and throughout the region.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

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Job: Global Mobility

Primary Location: Canada-Alberta-Edmonton

Other Locations: Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver, United States-Texas-San Antonio, United States-Mississippi-Jackson, United States-Minnesota-Little Canada, United States-Michigan-Ann Arbor, United States-Tennessee-Chattanooga, United States-Louisiana-Baton Rouge, Canada-Saskatchewan-Regina, Canada-Nova Scotia-Dartmouth, United States-Texas-Austin, Canada-Ontario-Toronto, Canada-New Brunswick-Fredericton, United States-North Dakota-Fargo, Canada-Alberta-Calgary, United States-Kentucky-Lexington, Canada-Ontario-Mississauga

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 200001P7

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