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OFFICE OF THE PROVOST

IMMIGRATION SPECIALIST (P1911)


Posted on: March 6, 2019
Deadline: March 19, 2019
Grade: 13

Scope

Reporting to the Manager, Academic Leadership and Inclusion, the incumbent oversees the invitation process for academic visitors to the University as well as provides immigration advice and guidance on newly-hired international faculty members, international visitors and international administrative staff.

Primary responsibilities

  • Maintain liaison with governmental offices, internal departments and other academic institutions with regards to international academic visitors and non-Canadian faculty and staff; represent Concordia University on external committees reviewing immigration policies and procedures and advocate for changes in response to institutional and sectoral needs.
  • Advise and provide information to non-Canadian faculty and staff, academic visitors and academic units on immigration, policies & procedures related to temporary and permanent residency; ensure the Manager is regularly advised of issues and concerns relating to complex cases.
  • Monitor non-Canadian faculty and staff whose immigration status or personal situation requires attention; keep them informed of immigration requirements and outstanding issues related to their respective files. Ensure timely file management and prompt action to meet deadlines and avoid interruptions due to the expired status thereof.
  • Maintain informational resources about non-Canadian faculty members, academic visitors, temporary work permits and application requirements; conduct orientation sessions and workshops.
  • Provide strategic advice to academic and administrative units in anticipation of the recruitment of non-Canadian faculty and staff; determine optimal immigration processes and assess the impacts thereof on academic affairs (i.e. delays, envisioned workload, etc.).
  • Ensure all Employer-side requirements imposed by provincial and federal immigration authorities are met, including managing the CIC employer portal, responding to immigration audits and filing reports.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and four to seven years of related work experience.
  • Must be a member in good standing with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) or the Barreau du Quebec, authorized to answer and advise on immigration matters related to temporary and permanent residency.
  • Knowledge of external bodies and organizations involved in international academic relations highly desirable.
  • Very good knowledge (Level 5) of spoken and written English and French in order to communicate effectively with members of the community and of the government.
  • Good knowledge (Intermediate level) of Word, PowerPoint, Access and Excel.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to deal sensitively with individuals and to give presentations.
  • Experience in dealing compassionately with individuals in sometimes difficult personal situations.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure with minimal supervision.
  • Aptitude to work in a service-oriented environment as both a member of a team and independently.
  • Ability to work outside normal operating hours for special events and time-sensitive situations.

Salary

$70,988.18 - $84,798.44 per annum

Union/Association

CUPEU

Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by March 19, 2019. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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