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Experienced Canadian or U.S. Immigration Lawyer

We are seeking an experienced immigration associate to join our team in Calgary, Alberta. The ideal candidate will be between a 4 to 6 year call and have extensive experience in immigration law in a law firm environment (in the areas of LMIA, Work Permits, Visitor Visas, Permanent Residence, PNPs, Citizenship and Rehabilitation). Must be a Canadian licenced lawyer. A U.S. licence would be a plus, but not essential.

This position requires a strong understanding of immigration law and policy and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Attention to detail and superior communications skills, both verbal and written, are critical for this position. The position requires a detail-oriented and motivated self-starter with a sense of urgency and excellent client management skills.

This position is a full-time, permanent position. An excellent compensation package, including benefits will be provided.

About You:

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:

  • Demonstrated interested and experience in immigration law
  • Superior legal research and writing skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Experience and excellence in complex legal analysis
  • Ability to manage many cases simultaneously in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to engage respectfully with clients from a variety of cultural and economic backgrounds
  • Enthusiasm for working in a modern office and using technology to improve the delivery of legal services

Responsibilities

  • Processing of immigration applications as well as active involvement on difficult and new cases
  • Determining the appropriate category to apply and provide legal advice on the most efficient category to obtain their required immigration status
  • Attendance at client meetings and telephone conferences
  • Strong oral advocacy and troubleshooting skills in assisting clients having difficulty at port-of-entry
  • Ability to keep up to date with changes to Canadian Immigration law and advise clients and other staff of these changes
  • Preparation of presentations for corporate clients (billed and pro bono)
  • Ensure precedents are correct and up to date according to any recent changes in immigration law
  • Research areas of law and draft memorandum for senior business immigration lawyers
  • Client Management via telephone, meetings, and email correspondence
  • Propose plan of action or appropriate immigration category for senior lawyer
  • Lawyer will have active engagement in billing
  • Manage law clerks & other client service team members and work completely independently without owner's direct involvement

Qualifications

  • Law Degree along with a Canadian Call to the Bar or U.S. Licence
  • Broad exposure to Canadian or U.S. Immigration Law
  • Excellent organizational, verbal/ written communication skills

Please forward your resume and cover letter to contact@ackahlaw.com with a subject line of “’Experienced Immigration Lawyer”.

Confidentiality is assured. Thank you.

We have been using the services of Ackah Business Immigration Law for over 5 years. Evelyn and her team have provided vital and critical help to us in navigating the complicated and ever changing rules on how to bring qualified and talented dancers to Canada as foreign workers to become part of our company. Diversity enriches what we do and these dancers are essential to our artistic success and community outreach. Evelyn’s team lead the application process, take care of all the administration and provides constant support throughout the process. As a small registered charity having this expertise available is instrumental to our success we applaud Ackah Business Immigration for generously supplying their professional services to us pro bono. Their involvement helps us to continue to enrich lives by engaging people in exploring, evolving and promoting the art of jazz dance.

– Kathi Sundstrom, Executive Director for Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

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