In a professional context?
As a family?
We will help you succeed in your immigration project, to realize your dream of working and settling in Quebec!
In Quebec and Canada, as in many other places around the world, immigration is a complex process and subjected to several legal requirements. Our expertise in work permit, visa and citizenship applications ensures that a high percentage of the files we submit are accepted.
* 99% of the applications we submit are accepted.
In Quebec and in Canada, four ministries share the responsibilities and elaborate the rules concerning immigration rules. We take charge of both federal and provincial procedures and we ensure a personalized follow-up.
PHOENIX-GMI has a 99% acceptance rate for foreign workers. The reason for this success lies behind in the presentation of impeccable files that comply with the requirements of the various ministries.
PHOENIX-GMI supports your immigration project in various contexts: obtaining a work permit, visa, study permit, sponsorship, permanent residence and citizenship application.
We maintain a close relationship with candidates by supporting their integration in a professional context.
Contact us, we often provide support in last minute cases!
We support you in your international recruitment process through the 9 steps we have developed over the years!
To ensure that your new employees can immigrate with their families, we do everything we can to make your life easier and their arrival an enjoyable experience. We have found that this is the best way to promote labor retention.
In addition to our international recruitment process, we also offer the following services…
Contact us to learn more about hiring a qualified foreign worker.
Immigrating to Quebec
is more than a project.
It is a dream come true
for many qualified
Do you dream of settling in Quebec, and working and living here with your family? You can trust PHOENIX-GMI to help you realize this dream.
Obtaining a work permit is the first step in the immigration process. Put the odds in your favour by reaching out to us so we can make your dream come true.
PHOENIX-GMI guides you through the various stages of your immigration to Quebec and Canada, including …
We support your study project in Quebec by providing the necessary expertise to guide you. Whether you are the child of a temporary foreign worker or a student in a professional or university program, we will guide you towards the right approach and take the necessary steps with you.
We can also advise you on how to renew a study permit in Quebec.
Contact us to tell us about your project.
We offer long-term support and our role is to ensure that you have access to the resources and strategies necessary to facilitate the integration of candidates into your company. We offer personalized assistance to ensure that the integration of each candidate goes as smoothly as possible in terms of francization and familiarization with practical and cultural life in Quebec.
We also take the necessary steps to ensure that work permit applications comply with government requirements, which allows temporary foreign workers to remain in their positions in the long term. Immigration services are also offered for all types of procedures ranging from visitor visas to complex humanitarian cases.
Here are the steps to take when recruiting a foreign worker already living in Quebec.
First of all, you must explore the Canadian labor market and check whether permanent residents or Canadian citizens could be willing and able to fill your company’s vacant positions.
At the same time, you may contact us and tell us what type of candidate you are looking for. We will begin the pre-screening process based on your needs. We will then determine the most appropriate category of work permit, with or without an exemption from the LMIA (Labor Market Impact Assessment) and CAQ (Quebec Acceptance Certificate), depending on the vacant position and the candidate’s profile.
3 steps are required to obtain a LMIA:
For work permits with an exemption from the LMIA, you will have to apply directly to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for the work permit after submitting the job offer on the employer portal.
Once these steps are completed, the candidate can come to Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officer will issue a work permit at the port of entry regardless of the type of license presented: with LMIA-CAQ or on exemption. PHOENIX-GMI will file a work permit application with a Canadian visa office beforehand, depending on citizenship. Of course, if the candidate already holds a work permit on Canadian territory, it will be possible to request an extension.
PHOENIX-GMI has partnered with immigrant- settlement and economic development organizations to educate employers on the basics of work permit applications.
Consult our social media publications as we offer webinars, not only to share with you the latest government updates but also provide information about immigration procedures or cultural and professional integration. The objective is to make the teams in place aware of the richness of cultural diversity and inclusion. Our goal here is to raise awareness about the benefits of cultural diversity and inclusion in professional settings.
If such an event happened during a PHOENIX-GMI recruitment mission, our team would propose another candidate at no additional cost. If immigration procedures have already been initiated, we will file a new application and only the required government fees and expenses will be charged to the employer.
If you have organized your own recruitment mission and you have only mandated us for immigration services, we will evaluate what can be done you will be charged according to your situation.
If you have carried out your own recruitment and you have mandated us for immigration services, we will evaluate the work carried out and you will be invoiced according to the situation.
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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
Managing Director and Head of International Recruitment
514 903 9959 or
418 476 8381 #311
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.