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PHOENIX-GMI team

Our growing team is at your service!

Our common passion: international recruitment in all its complexity and evolution on the world stage.

Phoenix-GMI Founders

PHOENIX-GMI was founded by a couple who embrace cultural and ethnic diversity. Christian and Selin are committed to the socio-economic future of Quebec, the growth of their clients’ businesses and the well-being of all candidates immigrating to the province.

Christian H. Adam

Co-founder
Managing Director and Head of International Recruitment

Selin Deravedisyan-Adam

Co-founder
Director of Immigration and International Mobility Consultant

Phoenix-GMI team

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

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 a recruitment mission and supporting the integration of new employees.

“I love working on a team with people who enjoy being successful in their jobs and taking care of others at the same time. I belong to PHOENIX-GMI.”

Daniela C.

Immigration Support Manager

“I’m brand new at PHOENIX-GMI, but I really love the firm’s warm and welcoming approach. It allows me to focus on my work while building trust with the candidates I help.”

Claire M.

Operations Assistant

Jhun U.

Operations Assistant

“What I enjoy about my job is helping applicants and employers see more clearly in the immigration process.”

Maëlle R.

Operations Assistant

Paul L.

International Recruitment Assistant

“Working at PHOENIX-GMI is like working around the world.”

Salvador M.

Operations Assistant

“What I like most about PHOENIX-GMI is the firm’s multicultural environment and the open-mindedness of my colleagues.”

Sarah C.

Communications Officer

“PHOENIX-GMI is more than a firm specialized in recruitment and immigration support. The human values it promotes ensure everyone’s success.”

Tatiana G.

International Mobility Coordinator

“My job requires me to be empathetic, to put myself in the shoes of the person I am interacting with. My goal is to maintain good communication to establish trust.” 

Yao L.

Operations Manager

Our Employees Speak Out

Join our team

Would you like to contribute to our corporate mission and seize the opportunity to learn new things every day?

Send your application to the email address indicated in the job posting (applications sent to our general email address will not be considered).

Here are the positions currently available:

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We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Selin Deravedisyan-Adam

Co-founder

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

Co-founder

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.