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BDO Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sep 23, 2022
Full time
Putting people first, every day : BDO is a firm built on a foundation of positive relationships with our people and our clients. Each day, we rely on our professionals to provide exceptional service, and help our clients by providing advice and insight they can trust. In turn, we offer an environment that fosters a people-first culture with a high priority on your personal and professional growth. Your opportunity : Our Toronto office is looking for a US/Canadian Immigration Lawyer to provide immigration legal advice and representation in a high-volume and dynamic immigration legal practice. While working on a variety of US and Canadian immigration, visa and citizenship applications, with a focus on economic/business class applications, you will also own the following responsibilities: Representing clients in a wide range of US and Canadian visa, immigration, and citizenship applications. Reviewing and implementing strategies to manage client’s business needs and mitigate risks. Advising clients and employees on changes in immigration laws, regulations and impacts. Analyzing legal issues to develop and implement legal and application strategy. Researching statutes and case law. Preparing clients for immigration interviews and/or port of entry applications. Preparing and supervising and monitoring progress of immigration, visa, and citizenship applications as well as drafting key documents. Assisting clients in preparing and obtaining documentation or information required for applications. Co-ordinating matters between US, Canadian and Provincial officials, third parties, applicants, and employers. Supervising, train and mentor paralegals and caseworkers. How do we define success for your role? You demonstrate BDO's core values through all aspect of your work: Integrity, Respect and Collaboration You understand your client’s industry, challenges, and opportunities; client’s describe you as positive, professional, and delivering high quality work You identify, recommend, and are focused on effective service delivery to your clients You share in an inclusive and engaging work environment that develops, retains and attracts talent You actively participate in the adoption of digital tools and strategies to drive an innovative workplace You grow your expertise through learning and professional development Your experience and education You have 3+ years of relevant immigration practice experience. You are a member in good standing of a US and or Canadian Bar. You have strong research and writing skills and are adept at preparing written correspondence. You are able to work independently and are passionate about client service. You are detail oriented and well organized. You have a strong work ethic fueled by a desire to excel and achieve. You are able to multitask and effectively handle competing priorities. You are able to excel in a fast-paced environment. You have excellent motivation to embrace technology trends and IT solutions designed to enhance the client experience. You have an enthusiasm to manage workflow and processes Why BDO?   Our people-first approach to talent has earned us a spot among Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2022. This recognition is a milestone we’re thrilled to add to our collection of awards for both experienced and student talent experiences.   Our firm is committed to providing an environment where you can be successful in the following ways: We enable you to engage with how we change and evolve, being a key contributor to the success and growth of BDO in Canada. We help you become a better professional within our services, industries, and markets with extensive opportunities for learning and development. We support your achievement of personal goals outside of the office and making an impact on your community.   Giving back adds up: Where company meets community. BDO is actively involved in our communities by supporting local charity initiatives. We support staff with local and national events where you will be given the opportunity to contribute to your community. Total rewards that matter : We pay for performance with competitive total cash compensation that recognizes and rewards your contribution. We provide flexible benefits from day one, and a market-leading personal time off policy. We’re committed to supporting your overall wellness beyond working hours, and provide reimbursement for wellness initiatives that fit your lifestyle. Everyone counts: We believe every employee should have the opportunity to participate and succeed without barriers. Through leadership by our Chief Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Officer, we are committed to a workplace culture of respect, inclusion, equity, and diversity. We recognize and celebrate the valuable differences among each of us, including race, religious beliefs, physical or mental disabilities, age, place of origin, marital status, family status, gender or gender identity and sexual orientation. If you require accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us. Hybrid new normal: As a hybrid workplace, all BDO personnel are expected to spend some of their time working in the office, at the client site, and remotely unless accommodations or alternative work arrangements are in place. To protect the health and safety of our people, clients, and communities, we may require all partners and employees to be COVID-19 fully vaccinated in order to enter a BDO office. Individuals that cannot be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada approved vaccine due to medical reasons or another protected ground under Human Rights legislation may request an accommodation. Ready to make your mark at BDO? Click “Apply now” to send your up-to-date resume to one of our Talent Acquisition Specialists.  
Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sep 23, 2022
OMVIC is currently searching for a Legal Counsel (One Year Contract) for OMVIC’s Toronto based corporate office. Role Summary: Reporting to the Director, Legal Services, the Legal Counsel will focus primarily on conducting prosecutions under the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act and Consumer Protection Act. In addition, the Legal Counsel will work on all aspects of providing legal services for the organization, including litigating industry-related regulatory and discipline matters. Duties are primarily related to prosecutions and litigation, but also include other aspects of providing legal advice and services to the corporation. The Legal Counsel will act as prosecutor, and also represent the Registrar and OMVIC at hearings and trials before the OMVIC Discipline Committee, Ontario Licence Appeal Tribunal, the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal.   Responsibilities: Act as Prosecutor before the Provincial Court of Ontario, and make prosecutorial decisions in accordance with relevant provincial policies and guidelines. Provide advice to OMVIC on investigations and law enforcement matters generally Represent the Registrar at hearings before the Licence Appeal Tribunal Represent the Registrar at Discipline Committee hearings Represent the Registrar and OMVIC at Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Appeal hearings Act as counsel in civil matters and privacy requests Direct others within the Legal Department with witness interviews, background inquiries and summons service Assist with legislative review projects and other corporate programs as necessary Participate in policy development Provide assistance to communications staff regarding media inquiries Perform public speaking to increase public awareness of OMVIC and its programs. Maintain or establish relationships with industry partners, administrative authorities and law enforcement agencies Assist in the review of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 2002, its regulations and other relevant statutes in order to advance changes necessary for the proper administration of the Act. Participate in committee meetings as required.   Qualifications: Excellent organizational, communication and decision-making skills. Membership, in good standing, in the Law Society of Ontario. Extensive experience in the investigation of offences, and the prosecution process. Practical knowledge of the Criminal Code Canada, Evidence Act, Provincial Offences Act, Highway Traffic Act, Motor Vehicle Dealers Act, 2002, Consumer Protection Act, Sale of Goods Act, and the Statutory Powers and Procedure Act and other related statutes as they apply to the activities of OMVIC. Practical knowledge of the motor vehicle dealer industry in Ontario. Superior analytical skills. Oral and written communication skills to prepare and oversee the preparation of reports, pleadings, court and tribunal submissions, prosecution briefs and correspondence. If you are interested in the position please submit a cover letter, with salary expectations and resume to the attention of Human Resources no later than October 15, 2022 to Email: We respectfully thank all applicants for their interest in working at OMVIC. However, we will only contact those meeting the qualifications for an interview. OMVIC fosters an environment that respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs, thereby, working to ensure diversity, equality and inclusion and has been committed to and will continue advocating for an environment where all persons are treated with fairness, dignity, and respect. OMVIC is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), ensuring that all individuals are treated with dignity and respect. Should you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify the Human Resources department  
Cartel inc. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sep 22, 2022
Our top client is searching for the next member of their litigation team. You will be a full group participant from day one. As a lawyer with 2+ years of comparable experience in a sophisticated insurance litigation practice, you will be called upon to perform legal research, prepare arguments, plead before various tribunals and inform the general strategy of your files alongside the lawyer with whom you will be working. We are looking for candidates with an excellent academic record, experience working in a fast paced team and a commitment to exceeding client expectations. As a member of the Ontario Bar, you have demonstrated experience synthesizing complex information and crafting clear and persuasive written and oral arguments. Compensation is best of class. You will not be disappointed If you are interested, please send your CV in confidence to: Ben Higham, JD, LL.M. Director of Legal Recruitment Cartel Inc. | First Canadian Place, Suite 2550 With over 35 years of experience, Cartel is considered one of Toronto's leading employment agencies servicing the legal community. Our clients are among the most distinguished law firms and our success lies in our applicants and their desire for the perfect career match. There is no fee to register with Cartel for any employment opportunity. We listen. We're honest. Just ask your friends. They'll tell you. Cartel. Give us a call; we really do make the difference.  
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