Staff Lawyer

Organization: 
Migrant Workers Centre
Deadline: 
Jun 28 2019 - 5:00pm
Hours: 

37.5 hours per week

Remuneration: 

$65,000 - 70,000 per year

Job Description: 

Migrant Workers Centre (MWC) is seeking a full-time Staff Lawyer to provide legal advice and representation on employment and immigration matters to migrant workers and other newcomers to Canada who face numerous barriers to accessing justice.

MWC is a non-profit organization that provides pro bono legal assistance and education to migrant workers in BC. MWC also works to advance fair immigration policy and improved labour standards for migrant workers through law and policy reform and test case litigation.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

• Current member or eligible for membership of the Law Society of British Columbia
• Knowledge of workplace sexual harassment, employment law, human rights law, and labour trafficking
• Knowledge of immigration law and of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program
• Strong communication and presentation skills
• Experience working with migrant workers and other at-risk newcomer communities
• Ability to work independently when necessary
• Ability to speak a second language is an asset

Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Provide legal advice and representation to clients who have experienced workplace sexual harassment and other employment-related issues
• Provide legal representation in immigration law matters
• Provide referrals to outside agencies, as appropriate
• Work with the MWC team to develop and deliver public legal education presentations on workplace sexual harassment and labour trafficking in locations across BC (travel may be required)
• Write articles for MWC’s bi-monthly newsletter, Migrants’ Voice
• Perform other duties as required

How to Apply: 

Please submit your resume and cover letter by email only, no later than Friday, June 28th 2019 at 5:00 pm to natalie [at] mwcbc [dot] ca, Attn: Executive Director – Staff Lawyer.

While all applications are considered, only those applicants selected to be interviewed will be contacted.

MWC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from equity-seeking groups to apply. If you belong to one of these groups, we encourage you to self-identity in your cover letter.

Additional Information: 

• The Staff Lawyer will work out of MWC’s downtown Vancouver office.
• Work week is Tuesday-Saturday, including one evening per week.
• Salary is $65,000 - $70,000 per year commensurate with experience. MWC offers a highly competitive vacation and benefits package.

Location

Vancouver, BC