Social and cultural integration supported by PHOENIX-GMI: for a quick adaptation and a fulfilling life in Quebec
Our vast experience in immigration to Quebec confirms that the well-being of your employees depends on their ability to quickly integrate into Quebec society.
Therefore, to promote their integration and the development of their social life both at work and outside, we stay in contact with them for 12 to 18 months.
We also offer them an information service on the Quebec way of life, institutions and useful resources.
PHOENIX-GMI supports the social and cultural integration of candidates to help them adapt and lead a fulfilling life in Quebec.
As part of the hiring process, we introduce each candidate to life in Quebec and take care of their administrative procedures.
In addition to sustained contact between the candidates and our agents at PHOENIX-GMI, we offer access to an online cultural integration program to help them get settled in Quebec. This evolving technological platform allows candidates to learn about Quebec values, language and way of life.
We welcome the selected candidates at the airport. This presence makes your arriving employees and their families feel welcome in Quebec, maximizing their chances of integrating smoothly into their new environment.
Here are some of the services we provide:
During the integration period in Quebec, PHOENIX-GMI helps candidates quickly adapt to their new workplace.
To reduce any language barriers with non-French speakers, PHOENIX-GMI offers services that facilitate these candidates’ professional integration. These include visual aids and training tools that allow candidates to learn about their new post, the health and safety measures applied in the workplace, and the company’s general code of conduct.
For your company’s workers and managers
Training sessions to educate your existing teams about the benefits of cultural diversity and inclusion.
We have partnered with economic development agencies to offer a variety of webinars and training workshops that are tailored to your company.
Some examples of topics covered include:
Undisputed pioneers in the field, we provide our clients and candidates with our cultural and professional integration platform. It is one of the flagship services that we offer and develop continuously.
The objective of the platform is to support candidates before, during and after their arrival in Quebec:
Welcoming and integrating candidates in Quebec are part of the services we offer. Our PHOENIX-GMI team specialized in international mobility will welcome new employees at the airport and help them settle in Quebec. Our presence upon arrival will make your new team members feel welcome in Quebec, maximizing their chances of integrating smoothly into the Quebec society.
Here are some of the services offered to them:
We also offer a VIP service for the executive members of your company’s. This service is advantageous because we can handle the reception process and immigration procedures at the same time, while promoting awareness of the issues related to the integration of foreign workers.
From the moment they are recruited, all candidates attend cultural and professional integration training through our integration platform and private discussion groups.
Upon request, we can offer integration programs adapted to your company’s culture to prepare you and your work teams. We also offer, on an ongoing basis, integration sessions for future foreign workers to prepare them for permanent residency, if applicable.
Welcoming and integrating new employees are part of the services we offer. Our team specialized in international mobility will welcome new employees at the airport and help them settle in Quebec. This presence makes your new team members feel welcome in Quebec, maximizing their chances of integrating smoothly into their new environment.
Our support is not limited to the logistics of the installation process. Each candidate is taken care of by our team beforehand, during the preparation of the immigration procedures, in order to help them understand what Quebec is all about. We also prepare the groundwork for employers so that integration goes smoothly for both parties and that the tools for sound diversity management are available.
We have a range of adapted services and operate in most regions of Quebec.
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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.