RLG is a global performance consulting company of about 225 employees with our corporate head office in the Greater Vancouver area. We partner with leading and recognizable companies for an immediate, lasting impact on financial performance and corporate culture, through front-line engagement. We might be small, but we currently work in 13 countries, with domestic transfers and expat assignments happening regularly. We are celebrating 36 years in 2019, and we have been named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies for six consecutive years.
We're looking for someone in Vancouver with experience in mobility and international immigration with education/certification in a related field.
As the Global Mobility and Immigration Specialist, you will act as a key internal point of contact for all immigration and mobility needs. You will provide a case-management approach to all moves, transfers and short-assignments and support both our field-based leaders and our office based Global Support team. You will assist in navigating a complex and ever-changing immigration landscape around the world, liaising with both country websites and immigration agencies and law firms. You will also be the primary internal contact for all business visas.
As our people move between international or complicated assignments, you will work with business leaders and Global Support to prepare assignment letters detailing such items as: Salary, Benefits, Incentives and Allowances, Housing, Immigration, Relocation and Moves, Travel, Taxation, Pension, Vacation and Expenses. You are not expected to be the expert in all these, but rather, coordinate the many involved parties to summarize and complete each assignment case.
As you will be increasingly familiar with international cost-of-living and labour markets, you will become the point-person for coordinating salary benchmarking studies, cost of living adjustments and establishing allowances to ensure fairness and competitiveness for our employees, clients and business.
The Work Environment:
RLG’s corporate head office is a professional work environment of roughly 35 people. We are located near the SkyTrain line at Metrotown in Burnaby. We work five days per week, with typical office hours of 8:30 am through 5:00 pm, with flexibility to shift hours to fit personal needs. As an international company with colleagues and needs around the world, you will occasionally need to accommodate late or early calls.
As mobility cases can occur both last minute and with ample lead-time, the ideal candidate will have an organized but flexible mindset, ability to go with the flow, working both independently and within a team, always seeking to improve our processes and systems to best satisfy our employee and client experience.
Essential Job Duties:
Case management and assignment (50%):
- Manage all open mobility and immigration cases through to completion
- Prepare, issue and file assignment letters, coordinating first with other departments such as payroll, benefits, recruiting, etc. to gather the necessary information, then with the field leadership and employees to finalize the details
- Prepare analysis of anticipated assignment costs, including pay, benefits, allowances and associated taxes, using knowledge of international compensation calculations
- Administering the internal Business Unit Transfer process
- Providing expertise and recommendations on employee moves including structuring international and domestic assignment packages
- Conducting market analysis and benchmarking review for compensation, mobility and relocation program components, including competitive market data and cost analysis for implementation
- Lead the weekly People Movement meeting – which pulls together each department to review status of cases, new and upcoming moves
- Investigate, initiate and prepare immigration and entrance visa documentation for our staff to work within and relocate to work locations around the world
- Keep accurate and easily accessible records of personnel visas, passports and work authorizations, prompting renewals and updates as required
- Assist with special projects and contribute to proactive planning for upcoming work in new clients and new countries
- Update and maintain position manual and train backups to cover vacation relief and other absences
- Are in the greater Vancouver area
- Are a people-person who is comfortable interacting on the phone, in person and virtually by Skype or email
- Are a strategic thinker with ability to see the bigger picture
- Are confident and articulate, ability to influence, consult with, and present ideas throughout all organizational levels
- Have a can-do attitude with the ability to react calmly in a pressurized situation
- Have impeccable accuracy and attention to detail
- Have comfort using computer systems, including PC and MS Office programs, plus new systems like BambooHR and other HRIS
- Have excellent communications skills, including ability to treat all employees with tact and diplomacy and maintain confidentiality.
- Have flexibility to take occasional calls in off-hours as needed by the nature of our international business
- Have a passion for working with and learning from individuals from various countries and cultures
Selection criteria will include:
The ideal candidate will have previous experience and demonstrated success in mobility at a company with a global workforce and both domestic (Canada/US) and international personnel moves, plus
- A bachelor or associate degree in business, law, accounting (taxation) human resources or another related field
- Coursework and certification in subject areas specifically related to mobility and immigration
- Your experience with and knowledge of recruitment. You may even come from a recruiting background
- Knowledge of global immigration and processes. You may even come from an immigration background
- Previous experience with a multi-site, international multi-function organization is important
- Good understanding of international tax and social security and practical knowledge of payroll matters, such as split pay and shadow pay
- Ability to research, interpret and analyze material from a range of different sources.
- Ability to work on assignments and cases that are complex in nature, requiring judgement in resolving issues or making recommendations.
- Ability to identify, prioritize, and manage through to completion multiple deliverables simultaneously and with minimal guidance.
RLG Perks and Benefits:
Base salary commensurate with experience and skills. RLG is a generous employer and provides an excellent healthcare benefit package, employee assistance program, 3 weeks’ vacation to start, an RRSP pension match program, eligibility to participate in employee share purchase plan, training and professional development support, transit subsidy, on-site gym membership, stocked kitchen, and opportunity for a performance-based bonus.
Job Type: Full-time
- immigration: 4 years (Preferred)
Applicants must have work authorization to work in Canada. Please submit your resume in English, quoting file #02/2019Mobility via email to YnVzZGV2QHJsZ2ludGVybmF0aW9uYWwuY29t.