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Law Clerk - US Business Immigration-Toronto

Location:  Toronto
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jul 12, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1505713

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.


Law Clerk – U.S. Business Immigration


As a U.S. Business Immigration Law Clerk with EY Law LLP, you will provide our clients with integrated, quality services. EY Law LLP helps companies and their employees efficiently relocate wherever they need are needed. The firm's comprehensive range of U.S. business immigration services include obtaining both immigrant (green card) and non-immigrant status (temporary work visas) as well as providing a range of U.S. immigration advisory services for employees and their employers.


Key responsibilities


As a Law Clerk, you will join our U.S. Business Immigration team. You will support multiple and challenging U.S. business immigration engagements and contribute to the delivery of solutions and ideas for our diverse institutional clients.


Skills and attributes for success

  • Learn U.S. business immigration processing categories and requirements for each visa category.
  • On instruction from the lawyer, research current processing requirements at service centres/consulates etc.
  • Manage the lifecycle of applications including, document collection, drafting, reviewing, editing and submission of packages. 
  • Collect information and documentation from HR contacts and applicants.
  • Using available resources, draft complete application packages for review by the supervising lawyer.
  • Ensure that applications are filed in a timely manner.
  • Meet with lawyers to discuss questions raised by the client and then relate information back to the HR contact/applicant.
  • Draft emails in response to queries by clients and notify them of updates to their applications. 
  • Delegate appropriate work to support staff, such as: completion of forms, copying of documents, and mailing out application packages.
  • Follow up with immigration authorities on pending applications.
  • Conduct electronic data entry including billing and general client information in applicant tracking system.
  • Ensure that lawyers are at all times advised of client related issues.
  • Professional Development: may be required to attend seminars and professional development courses that are relevant to their area of specialty.



  • Undergraduate University Degree, College Diploma, or equivalent experience.
  • Basic knowledge of U.S business immigration preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.


Additional skills 

  • The ability to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and take on a variety of projects.
  • High level of professionalism to handle sensitive and confidential information. 


What we look for


We’re interested in strong team players who support their colleagues in reaching their goals while also considering their own workload and development. If you have the confidence to speak up and influence a team that affects big businesses worldwide, this role is for you.


What we offer
At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.


We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry.
  • Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career.
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you.


Diversity and Inclusion at EY

Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We’re committed to fostering an environment where differences are valued, policies and practices are equitable, and our people feel a sense of belonging. We embrace diversity and are committed to combating systemic racism, advocating for the 2SLGBT+ community, promoting our Neurodiversity Centre of Excellence and Accessibility initiatives, and are dedicated to amplifying the voices of Indigenous people (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) nationally as we strive towards reconciliation. Our diverse experiences, abilities, backgrounds, and perspectives make our people unique and help guide us. Because when people feel free to be their authentic selves at work, they bring their best and are empowered to build a better working world.


EY | Building a better working world 

EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.  

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.  

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