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Immigration Advisor Job

DATE POSTED: Jan 25,2017

LOCATION: Loveland, CO

CATEGORY : HR

BUSINESS UNIT : Corporate

JOB ID: 2017-5265

FULL JOB TITLE: Immigration Advisor

Immigration Advisor

If you live safety always and everywhere and have a strong desire to build a better tomorrow then look to the company who helps feed the world.

Cultivating Excellence is Agrium’s culture of ownership and joint accountability. At its heart, Cultivating Excellence is aboutachieving superior results with integrity together, connecting and collaborating across the entire organization.

While we have great people, it is not just about that; it’s the ability to own your own engagement, the opportunity to be innovative. It’s the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never imagined while teaming up with people with a passion to make a difference in the world.

Who You Will Work With

You will work daily beside teams of people who will care about your safety on the job and at home. Together, you will have a Commitment to Zero and follow our 3 Safety Principles: Do It safely or not at all, There is always time to do it safely, and Care for each other’s health, safety and security.

Your team will bring out the best in you by enabling you to achieve goals and reach your full potential. You will own your own work and find innovative ways to deliver on our vision of feeding the world responsibly while working along beside 15,000 people around the globe who care about you.

Reporting to the Manager, Pension & Benefits Administration, the Immigration Advisor is responsible for the day to day organizational immigration activities, with a strong focus on improving the service offerings through customer service and operational efficiencies. This position will work across all business units, consulting with employees, HR colleagues and business leaders on all immigration requests.

Key Tasks:

  • Act as subject matter expert on Agrium immigration cases, managing the day-to-day administration of internal US and Canadian and Global immigration requests for intermittent or permanent North American and Global cross border movement
  • Drafting of immigration documentation such as work permit applications, business support letters and traveler pocket letters for review and final sign off
  • Facilitate in the processing of US NAFTA, H-1B, L1, E2, B1 and permanent residency cases
  • Facilitate in the processing of Canadian TN, ICT and familiarity with Labor Market Impact Assessment processes and permanent residency cases
  • Consult with employees and leadership on potential and actual movement of resources across the globe as it relates to immigration and proactively identify the impact on the business
  • Accountable for the tracking and auctioning of work permit expiry and extension
  • Liaise with immigration legal counsel, review documentation, sign off on behalf of the organization and manage flow of information
  • Provides high touch service, responding the employees calls and queries, answering and assisting with any immigration related questions
  • Works closely with the broader HR team to advise of changes in immigration policies and/or regulations
  • Responsible for reporting and budgeting guidance to both internal stakeholders
  • Provides the education and scope required to ensure Agrium is compliant with immigration requirements and regional customs
  • Initiates and maintains Certificates of Coverage
  • Create purchase requisition/purchase orders for immigration services with third party vendors
  • Supports Global Mobility Advisor with day to day administration of relocation and cross border movement
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

TheIdeal Candidate

Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, our ideal candidate must be committed to achieving superior results with integrity and sustaining our safe and positive work environment while having the ability to embrace working side by side others in a diverse culture.

Skills:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines and time commitments
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and exercise judgment on sensitive issues
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with strong results/goal orientation
  • Solution-oriented with demonstrated ability to collaborate and build strong relationships with key stakeholders, peers and team members
  • Demonstrated self-motivation, and initiative to achieve desired outcomes
  • Ability to handle confidential employee/company information

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Human Resources or other similar degree
  • Paralegal certification is considered an asset
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience with Global Immigration and/or Mobility and US and Canadian immigration
  • Experience drafting immigration documentation such as work permit applications, business support letters and traveler pocket letters for review and final sign off with Legal Counsel is considered an asset
  • GMS designation would be considered a significant asset.
  • Experience with SAP is preferred

Why Agrium?

Winning together; Our Cultivating Excellence culture coupled with great people and delivering superior results with integrity is what sets Agrium apart from other career opportunities. We’re dedicated to winning together and that is what consistently makes Agrium an award winning company, listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S.

Agrium’s organizational culture promotes sustainability and innovation, with a vision to help ‘feed the world’ in ways that protect the environment, support economic vitality, and enhance communities.

Agrium is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and veterans.

Those interested in this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly atwww.agrium.com/careers. While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.


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