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Phoenix-GMI is a company specialized in the recruitment, immigration and socio-professional integration of qualified foreign workers in Quebec.

We understand that recruitment is a major challenge, which is why our firm is the right choice when it comes to international recruitment.

Our purpose: to recruit qualified candidates able to meet your company’s needs.

We specialize in international recruitment and immigration procedures and obtaining work permits and residence visas. We also take care of the socio-professional inclusion and integration of foreign workers and their families in Quebec. Before the arrival of the candidates, we encourage them to learn French and become more familiar with Quebec values by providing access to an interactive cultural and professional integration platform.

Phoenix agence de placement et de recrutement international

We offer customized and turnkey services designed to meet Quebec’s labor shortage. We also support change management in companies to help develop cultural diversity and inclusion policies.

We rely on our human values of listening, thirst for learning and constant adaptation to help realize your projects. At the same time, we provide you with the latest information regarding evolving government standards, legal issues and immigration deadlines.

Our corporate mission: to contribute to Quebec’s socio-economic development.

We promote your company’s growth by meeting your needs for specialized and skilled labor.

We establish links between your company and foreign candidates who have the required technical skills and human aptitudes to successfully integrate in Quebec.
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Values and International Recruitment 

Our actions are based on 3 fundamental values:
1. Listening and being attentive to others

We work in collaboration with, and to the benefit of, all our candidates and clients and we believe that all human stories deserve to be heard.

Each member of our team cares about the needs and aspirations of our clients, candidates and business partners.

2. Continuous learning with a capacity to adapt

We stand out for our curiosity and our willingness to improve our services

Government standards are constantly changing in Quebec, Canada and elsewhere in the world. Furthermore immigration is a complex and regulated phenomenon. By being open-minded, flexible and thorough, we are able to give the right information to our clientele, to make realistic promises and to engage in successful international recruitment missions.

3. Providing tailored solutions

We guide our clients and candidates by offering them customized solutions, adapted to their realities, needs and ambitions. We help realize their projects and shape their future.

Here are our commitments when recruiting the best international candidates for you:

1. To offer you a complete tailor-made service that considers legislative particularities, programs and reforms in Quebec and the countries where the recruitment missions are carried out. 2. To consider your needs by collecting and analyzing the number of candidates and appropriate profiles, as well as you your company’s requirements. 3. To help you maintain a 90%* retention rate for the employees that you have recruited abroad.
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Phoenix-GMI International Recruitment Agency
And now you may wonder, how do we achieve such a high percentage?
  • By providing thorough assistance and support to the candidates we meet and by helping them integrate into Quebec society.
  • By using technical tests to validate their skills.
4. To inform you regularly of the progress of your hiring projects and the waiting time before the arrival of your new employees. 5. To facilitate change in your company by providing the training, support and coaching necessary to promote the integration and retention of your new employees.

*10% of employees choose to return to their country of origin.

Social Involvement

PHOENIX-GMI is committed to the future of Quebec and to the well-being of immigrant workers and their families through its actions and social commitment. To support their education, we have established scholarships for the children of immigrant employees. We also organize social activities aimed at developing a sense of belonging for all.


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Phoenix-GMI is a Quebec company specialized in international recruitment and immigration procedures such as work permits and residence visas. We also help qualified foreign workers and their families settle and assimilate in Quebec.

We offer companies tailor-made, turnkey services to meet the labor shortage issues that are prevalent in Quebec in several sectors. Therefore, we promote change management in companies so that they can meet the challenge of cultural diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

We also support individuals who dream of immigrating to Quebec.

Who is PHOENIX-GMI’s clientele?

Our international clientele is made up of individual and corporate clients. Individual clients usually contact us to determine their status in Canada and process their sponsorship applications, permanent residency applications through CSQ or Express Entry, visas/AVE, as well as study and work permits.

To meet the needs and objectives of our corporate clients, we have developed extensive expertise and strategies concerning work permit applications throughout Quebec. This has allowed us to support many companies in their recruitment missions, intra-company transfers as well any other situation requiring a work permit.

What services do we offer?

PHOENIX-GMI offers services centered around the four pillars of strategic international recruitment:

1/ The selection of candidates and their recruitment abroad

2/ The handling of strategic immigration procedures

3/ The welcoming of candidates and the support of their overall integration in Quebec

4/ The provision of French classes and resources to facilitate the smooth professional transition of non-francophone candidates into their new positions. 

Who is part of the PHOENIX-GMI team?

Our team is composed of over 15 permanent employees who share a common passion: international recruitment in all its complexity and constant evolution on the global scene.

Each member of our team plays a key role in the services we provide – from the collection and analysis of recruitment needs to providing constant, 24/7 support during the recruitment mission and integration of new employees.

All the services offered by PHOENIX-GMI are carried out by members of our team, without the help of subcontractors. This allows us to offer you an unparalleled, customized service and to ensure continuous communication with you.

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Selin Deravedisyan-Adam Cofondatrice Directrice de l’immigration et experte-conseil en mobilité internationale

Selin Deravedisyan-Adam


Director of Immigration and International Mobility Consultant

[email protected]
514 903 9959 or
418 476 8381 #312

Selin’s career profile

A pioneer and passionate practitioner, Selin has dedicated her career to international mobility since 1993. Her extensive expertise and excellent reputation are rooted in her family history. As an immigrant herself, she moved from Turkey to France and later from France to Quebec. She was rapidly immersed in an administrative role, social work and linguistics that are specific to professionals who support immigration.

Married in France at the age of 20 to Christian, co-founder of PHOENIX-GMI, she moved to Sherbrooke in Quebec alongside her family in 1999. Later, she collaborated with the University of Sherbrooke’s Entrepreneurship Institute and was invited by the Ministry of Education to teach courses on how to start a business. At the same time, she developed her own company in international mobility, which became PHOENIX-GMI in 2013.

In 2008, Selin became a regulated Canadian immigration consultant and eventually obtained her license for the province of Quebec. She positioned herself as a reference in terms of statuses based on work permits both in Quebec and in Canada. Quebec International, a para-governmental organization working in the Quebec City and Chaudière-Appalaches region, hired her as an expert consultant, trainer, participant in consultation tables and strategic development agent with its members.

In 2018, she was elected President of the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants for the Quebec region. This new position brought her to work directly with federal and provincial immigration authorities while ensuring that the profession was ethically and effectively represented.

These days, she is continuously motivating her team towards excellence in international recruitment and immigration services, all the while realizing her life ambition of helping people from all over the world to experience a smooth and peaceful immigration and integration into Quebec society.

Christian H. Adam Cofondateur Directeur général et responsable du recrutement international

Christian H. Adam


Managing Director and Head of International Recruitment

514 903 9959 or
418 476 8381 #311

Christian’s profile

Christian’s career path has been remarkable. As a student of Armenian origin, he emigrated from Turkey to France where he pursued studies in chemical engineering. After a few years in the rubber industry, he gained great expertise in the field, started managing laboratories while traveling through Europe. He diversified his activities towards related sectors: automotive, military equipment and health.

In the troubled context of the Kosovo war in 1999 – a conflict which had repercussions throughout the whole of Europe – he chose to immigrate to Quebec with Selin, his wife (and the firm’s co-founder), as well as their children. There he started managing the research and development laboratories of two Sherbrooke-based companies, considered as leaders in the polymer industry. At the same time, he learned about human resources management and personnel administration in a unionized environment. Along with this flourishing career, he developed multicultural approaches then adapted them to specialized training in business launches and coaching of new immigrants.

Committed to support international mobility, Christian cofounded PHOENIX-GMI in 2013 and simultaneously launched a consulting firm in the rubber industry. From this moment onwards, he was solicited by clients throughout Quebec to oversee the recruitment of foreign candidates in various positions, ranging from production to product finishing and quality control measures.

These days, Christian works as an intercultural mediator. Excelling at implementing international recruitment solutions, he allows companies throughout Quebec to address their labor shortage problems, while helping many qualified foreign workers realize their dream of immigrating to Canada.