U.S. Immigration Attorney (2+Yrs.)

  • PwC Law LLP
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Oct 27, 2020
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Solicitor

Job Description

Job Description & Summary

A career in our Immigration practice, within Legal Services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients adopt a more strategic approach to global entity governance across their organisations. We help our clients and their legal entities with the incorporation of new companies, on going compliance with local legislation, and restructuring of their global businesses to manage governance and compliance risks.

Our team works closely with colleagues in immigration and employment law, human resources and global tax services to deliver legal advice with a strategic, holistic business focus. You’ll join a group of immigration specialists that have the commercial acumen, the local contacts, and the wealth of experience to help our clients gain maximum value on immigration and mobility strategy.



As a U.S. Immigration Attorney you will collaborate with a high-volume team in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment that will carefully and efficiently manage the end to end process of various non-immigrant (temporary) and immigrant (permanent residence) visas.  You will assist in  providing strategic advice and counsel to both employers and employees to help our clients gain maximum value on their immigration and mobility strategies.


What you’ll create and do

As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.

  • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities, coaching them to deliver results.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems.

  • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current industry or sector trends.

  • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.

  • Know how and when to use tools available for a given situation and can explain the reasons for this choice.

  • Seek and embrace opportunities which give exposure to different situations, environments and perspectives.

  • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing and connecting with others.

  • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality relationships.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

  • Prepare, review and submit non-immigrant, immigrant and PERM applications

  • Review and implement various visa strategies to manage clients’ business needs and mitigate immigration risks

  • Provide timely advice and counsel to companies and employees on changes in regulations, laws and impacts

  • Stay abreast of changes in law, regulation and policy 

  • Support companies and their employees to relocate providing a range of advisory services and support in U.S. Immigration

  • Use technology and automation initiatives to enhance the client experience.



What you’ll bring to this role

  • An interest in upskilling for a digital world and technology trends, an openness to learning new tools and adapting how you work.

  •  2+ years of business immigration experience, 

  • Called to the U.S. Bar

  • Someone who delivers differently with high tech innovation

  • Attorney’s who want to grow their career supporting large teams focused on innovation and technology initiatives to enhance the client experience 



Why you’ll love working for PwC

At PwC, we support you through a range of financial and non-financial rewards and benefits. Discover a life that works for you with our diverse, inclusive and flexible culture. To learn how you can grow and shine in your career at PwC, please visit: https://www.pwc.com/ca/whypwc


See how you can create your future at PwC 



Applying at PwC

At PwC, we embrace new technology where you will learn to innovate and deliver differently. For Administrative, Specialist, Associate, Senior Associate and Manager roles you may have the opportunity to participate in an on-demand video interview. To learn more about our innovative cloud-based online application interview process click here:  https://www.pwc.com/ca/applytopwc



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PwC is committed to building a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve. We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, without regard to race, colour, citizenship, religion, sex, marital / family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, disability or persons who may require an accommodation, to apply.

Practice Area(s)

immigration law


2+ years