JOB POSTING: Immigration and Employment Counsellor


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Immigration and Employment Counsellor

CDEM is looking for a dynamic, autonomous and creative person to fill the position of Immigration and Employment Counselor in Manitoba. Bilingual, both oral and written, candidates will have the following responsibilities:


  • Respond to general immigration inquiries by email, in person and over the phone.
  • Inform and direct all clients who are in the Manitoba immigration process.
  • Analyze the cases, pre-screen candidates after the province has drawn the pool and evaluate applications.
  • Inform and direct clients and employers on work permits (Francophone mobility, PVT, Temporary Permit).
  • Prepare the employability of candidates and send them an email explaining their job opportunities.
  • Prepare letters of support for client visas.
  • Present the exploratory visit and explain employability to the candidates.
  • Inform candidates practising in regulated professions about the steps to follow upstream and downstream for certification or accreditation with associations or various orders of regulated professions.
  • Prepare quarterly reports for the Province of Manitoba, CDEM and annual reports.
  • Perform any other reasonable duties as prescribed by the Director.

Skills and qualities required

  • Post-secondary education completed, or a combination of experience and education, in employment counselling, career development, social services, human resource development or a related field;
  • Fluency in French and English, both oral and written;
  • Demonstrated independent and teamwork skills;
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills, autonomy and a good sense of detail;
  • Rigour, concern for quality and creativity;
  • Ability to work in a computer environment;
  • Ability to speak in front of a group and demonstrate dynamism;
  • Travel independently;
  • Have a valid driver’s license and have access to a vehicle.

Contract details: Full-time, competitive benefits.

Start date: January 2023.

CDEM is an equal-opportunity employer. Interested candidates can send their application before December 15, 2022 to Salimata Niamien-Soro, Director of Employability and Immigration at CDEM

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization. We will ensure appropriate follow-up with those selected for an interview.