Legal Secretary - Migrant Workers Centre

Jul 26, 2024
Vancouver, British Columbia

Legal Secretary

About MWC

The Migrant Workers Centre BC Society (MWC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting justice and fair treatment for migrant workers in British Columbia, Canada. We provide direct legal services, educational programs, advocacy, and community support to empower and protect the rights of migrant workers.

Position Summary

MWC is seeking a highly organized and dedicated Legal Secretary to join our team for a full-time, permanent position based out of our Vancouver offices. The Legal Secretary will play a crucial role in supporting our legal team by managing administrative tasks, maintaining accurate records, and ensuring efficient communication within the organization and with our clients. This position requires a detail-oriented individual with excellent organizational skills and a commitment to social justice.

The Legal Secretary will report to the Legal Director and work with the Legal Support Coordinator, Intake Manager, and Staff Lawyers.


  • Prepare, proofread, and format legal documents, correspondence, and reports. Ensure accurate and timely filing of documents;
  • Gather necessary information, and provide updates on their cases;
  • Maintain and update client records and case management databases. Ensure confidentiality and compliance with privacy regulations;
  • Provide administrative support to the legal team, including  managing deadlines  and handling correspondence; and
  • Oversee office supplies and equipment, ensuring the office environment is organized and functional.


  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a legal or administrative role
  • Diploma or certificate in legal administration or equivalent experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in managing documents and records.
  • Understanding of and commitment to social justice and the rights of migrant workers.


The salary range for this position is between $50,000 to $60,000 per year, commensurate with skills and experience.

MWC also provides:
  • Extended health and dental benefits
  • Four weeks' vacation on the first year
  • A compassionate and flexible Wellness Leave policy
  • Participation in the BC Municipal Pension Plan, with matching employer contributions

Other terms

We anticipate that the Legal Secretary will do a combination of remote-based and in-person work, subject to public health orders and guidance, MWC’s own policies, and individual health needs.

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