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International Recruitment Missions

We offer you the choice between in-person or virtual recruitment missions.

While you decide upon the characteristics of the candidates you are looking for, we take care of all the technical, relational and legal details.

International recruitment missions

We offer you the choice between two types of international recruitment missions. Here are the advantages of each.

PHOENIX-GMI Recrutement international

In-person international recruitment mission
This option allows you to spend time with your candidates, to get to know them by observing their know-how, analyzing their technical skills, appreciating their personality and values, and learning more about their life project and their willingness to emigrate.

Virtual international recruitment mission
A virtual mission includes video conferencing meetings and video captures that allow you to observe live the candidates’ technical skills.

Whether you choose the in-person or virtual option, every step of the recruitment process has been designed to recruit qualified candidates who have both the technical knowledge and personal skills necessary to successfully integrate into Quebec society.

The International recruitment steps

Throughout our missions, we have come to define the best conditions that ensure the selection of the best candidates possible.

Once your company’s needs are defined and the list of positions to be filled is established, the recruitment process with the source country begins. As we receive various candidate resumes, we quickly preselect a few profiles before forwarding them to you.

Within the framework of an in-person mission, PHOENIX-GMI takes care of all the logistical aspects and ensures your comfort and safety throughout your trip.

As part of a virtual mission, PHOENIX-GMI takes into account the time difference to ensure everyone’s comfort during live practical tests that take place in a secure, controlled environment as well as interviews between the employer and the candidates.

As soon as a candidate is selected, his file is forwarded to the PHOENIX-GMI immigration department, which then takes the necessary steps to facilitate his rapid arrival in Quebec.

Since certain procedures can be time-consuming due to the requirements of the different levels of government, constant communication is ensured by PHOENIX-GMI between the company and the candidate.

This period is put to good use by the PHOENIX-GMI mobility team, which works to familiarize candidates with the work that awaits them and the living conditions in Quebec while encouraging them to learn French.

Once the immigration procedures are completed, your company is informed of each candidate’s arrival date. Instructions for the final immigration procedures at the port of entry are prepared, insurance is contracted, and the logistics surrounding their arrival and reception are finalized.

We welcome your candidates at the airport, which is always an emotional moment!

After this, we help them get settled into their new area of residence – which is always relatively close to their workplace. We also promote their integration into their professional life by raising awareness about the richness and challenges of cultural diversity among employees and managers of the company.  

We take great pleasure in supporting the cultural integration of candidates and their families in all spheres: registering children in schools, obtaining a driver’s license and health insurance card and much more.

Some pictures of our recent missions around the world

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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.