Summer Research Assistant for West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association

Job Title: 
Summer Research Assistant
West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association
May 31 2017 - 12:00pm

32 hours per week for 9 weeks from June 27, 2017 – August 26, 2017



Job Description: 

West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association (WCDWA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing legal aid to live-in caregivers and other low-wage temporary foreign workers in British Columbia. WCDWA is also engaged in public legal education, law reform and systemic advocacy initiatives. We are currently recruiting a Summer Research Assistant to work in our downtown Vancouver office. Some travel within BC may be required.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

Registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intends to return to school full-time in the next academic year;

Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred, and legally entitled to work in Canada;

Familiarity with criminal and immigration offenses of human trafficking, and legal remedies for victims;

Strong research and writing skills;

Ability to work with diverse populations in a sensitive and respectful manner;

Independent self-starter; ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment;

Ability to work with minimal supervision;

Demonstrated interest in social justice issues;

Knowledge of the Live-in Caregiver and Temporary Foreign Worker Programs;

Must possess an understanding of the core values of our organization;

Experience working in a similar role will be considered an asset; and Tagalog and/or Spanish an asset.

We strongly encourage applications from students with disabilities, Aboriginal students, and students who are members of visible minorities.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Conducting legal research and drafting of a public legal education and information resource on labour

trafficking for caregivers and other migrant workers who are often vulnerable/marginalized racialized


Assisting WCDWA’s Researcher with qualitative research study addressing the legal needs of migrant

workers in BC by coordinating focus groups and interviews, distributing a survey to stakeholders, note-
taking, and compiling, analyzing and transcribing data; and

Performing other duties as required, including some administrative work.

How to Apply: 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and 2 references by email to natalie [at] wcdwa [dot] ca by 12:00 pm

on Wednesday, May 31st 2017. You can visit for further information about our organization. Please note that our office hours are from Tuesday to Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates who are shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be held from June 6-8, 2017


Vancouver, BC