Senior Processing Officer
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is an economic immigration program designed to help Ontario meet its labour market and economic development priorities. The program allows Ontario to nominate, for permanent residence, individuals who have the skills and experience to contribute to Ontario's economy and assists employers in recruiting and retaining foreign workers.
As a Senior Processing Officer with the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, you will render decisions on the eligibility of applicants and contribute to the overall achievement of OINP objectives.
What can I expect to do in this role?
In this challenging role, you will:
• assess, determine or make final decisions on the eligibility of applicants’ nominee applications nomination in accordance with program objectives, established program criteria, guidelines and legislative regulations to determine eligibility under the OINP.
• communicate with applicants or their representatives on matters relating to their application.
• provide advice on program and procedural improvements that meet the changing needs of the provincial nominee program.
• build and foster relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.
• collaborate with program staff in the identification and assessment of program risks and contentious issues and recommend options to mitigate impact.
• coach and mentor junior processing staff and provide advice and guidance in their assessment of applications, interpretation of eligibility criteria and communication with applicants.
How do I qualify?
• You are proficient in oral and written French at the advanced level
• You have knowledge of the mandate, role and application process of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program to render decisions on the eligibility of applicants for nomination for permanent residence status.
• You can interpret and apply legislation such as the Ontario Immigration Act, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and the Canada-Ontario Agreement on Provincial Nominees to assess applications to determine program eligibility.
• You can acquire and apply knowledge to identify suspected fraud or misrepresentation and verify due diligence in the assessment of applications and supporting documentation.
Analytical and Problem Solving Skills:
• identify, analyze and research emerging program issues to support the development of operational policy options and recommendations for program improvement.
• identify, gather and assess relevant information to support decision-making.
• set priorities and manage a large volume of case files within defined timelines.
• provide information to ministry staff, applicants, their representatives and the public regarding the nomination process, program criteria and decisions.
• prepare case notes, correspondence, reports, briefing materials and other program-related documentation.
• build relationships and foster partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to provide advice, share knowledge and collaborate on projects and working groups.
• coach and mentor junior staff to support their assessment of applications, interpretation of eligibility criteria and communications with applicants.
Salary Range: $64,434 - $92,846 per year
- 2 Bilingual Permanent, 400 University Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region, Enhanced – CPIC Check, Local Police Check
- This ad is also available in French.
- In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.
You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), HR Service Delivery Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional screening checks as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening/Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service.)
A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
Please apply online, only, by Tuesday, June 27, 2017, by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers and entering Job ID 107823 in the job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.
If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.