Summer Job Positions

The FCJ Refugee Centre has been providing service to those with precarious immigration status for more than 30 years. We are currently offering 4 summer job positions: 3 Settlement Workers and 1 Youth Worker.

The hiring process will begin with interviews that will take place in May. If you are interested in one of the following positions, please reach out to us as soon as possible.

To qualify for a Canada Summer Job, you must be between the ages of 15-30, be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, refugee claimant or protected person. You need to be a current student or planning to return to school in fall 2024.

Settlement workers

(3 positions available)

2 positions:
Start Date:
May 13th, 2024
End Date: Aug 9th, 2024 (12 weeks)

1 position:
Start Date:
June 3rd, 2024
End Date: Aug 30th, 2024

Hour Rate: $17 CAD
35 Hours per week

Description

Assist vulnerable populations to settle into their communities and providing direct, front-line services of support, information, referrals, advocacy, for families through the process of Settlement.

Key responsibilities

  • Support clients and their families to apply for legal aid support and connect with a legal representative for their claim.
  • Support clients to submit work permit renewals and replacements.
  • Support clients to submit permanent residence applications under the protected person’s class.
  • Support clients to provide updates regarding their permanent residence applications.
  • Support clients to apply for Ontario Works.
  • Support clients to fill out their forms for their legal representatives.
  • Provide assessment and follow-up through individual case support; provide clients with up-to-date information.
  • Maintain regular contact with clients, including follow-up, advocate on behalf of clients around service access and support.
  • Maintain client records and attend intake and case management meetings.

Youth worker

(1 position available)

Start Date: June 3rd, 2024
End Date: Aug 30th, 2024 (12 weeks)
Hour Rate: $17 CAD
35 Hours per week

Description

Provide holistic approach connecting youth to specialized services, working on immigration applications, providing settlement services including access to education, housing and health and advocacy Conduct outreach to partner organizations, youth service providers, schools, shelters, and other spaces where youth are present.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide assessment and follow-up through individual case support; provide clients with up-to-date information.
  • Work one-on-one with clients to look for housing and provide employment search support.
  • Maintain regular contact with clients, including follow-up, advocate on behalf of clients around service access and support.
  • Maintain client records and attend intake and case management meetings as necessary.
  • Help facilitate workshops and develop youth-focused events.
  • Plan social and recreational activities for the youth.
  • Participate in program/service evaluations.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and résumé by email only (in word format) by Tuesday, May 7th, 2024. Resumes and cover letters should be submitted to alexandra.garcia@fcjrefugeecentre.org and should include ‘Summer Job’ in the subject line.

We appreciate the time that all prospective candidates put into this process, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thank you!

Join our Legal Affairs Committee

FCJ Refugee Centre is looking for experienced immigration and/or refugee lawyers to join its Legal Affairs Committee.

The Committee will provide support, guidance, and mentorship to FCJ’s in-house staff lawyer on a broad range of issues relating to immigration and refugee law.

Qualified applicants will be licensed to practice law by a provincial law society, and will have a minimum of five years practice experience in immigration and/or refugee law with expertise in any of the following areas:  PR applications, including sponsorship applications and appeals; Temporary Residence Permits; Open Work Permits for Vulnerable Workers; administrative law; admissibility hearings; detention reviews; judicial review of RPD/RAD decisions.

This position is voluntary and remote, and the expected time commitment is approximately 4 hours per month.

Applicants may reside anywhere in Canada.

Interested parties should send a CV or link to their website or LinkedIn, along with a brief statement of interest (~one paragraph), to dianagallego@fcjrefugeecentre.org.

FCJ Refugee Centre is a registered charitable organization based in Toronto, Ontario. Since 1991, FCJ has been providing support to uprooted people, helping them to face the challenge of rebuilding their lives in Canada. With an open door approach, the Centre offers an integrated model of refugee protection, settlement services, and education, including shelter for women and their children.

Employment opportunities

Join our Legal Affairs Committee

FCJ Refugee Centre is looking for experienced immigration and/or refugee lawyers to join its Legal Affairs Committee. The Committee will provide support, guidance, and mentorship to FCJ’s in-house staff lawyer on a broad range of issues relating to immigration and refugee law. Qualified applicants will be licensed to practice law by a provincial law society,…