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Testimonials from our clients

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Here are 3 testimonials from loyal clients for whom we have organized international recruitment missions.

Testimonials from immigrant workers in Quebec

Here are testimonials from candidates PHOENIX-GMI helped integrate Quebec. Since their arrival, we have had the pleasure of staying in contact with them, as we have with all the other candidates whose immigration process we have overseen.

“In Quebec, everything is easier, and we’ve created a true bond of friendship with PHOENIX-GMI.”

Giovanni and Samuela

Giovanni, Samuela and their 3 children left Reunion Island to arrive in Quebec, in Saint-Damien-de-Buckland, on May 8, 2021. Since then, Giovanni has been working at Plastiques Moore, the company that asked PHOENIX-GIM to recruit foreign workers.

The couple remembers with emotion the steps that allowed them to settle in Quebec. PHOENIX-GMI made possible their immigration to Canada and helped them find  employment, a better quality of life and an education system full of possibilities for their children.

Even though it was difficult at first, notably because of language differences, the family now appreciates higher standards of living than in Reunion Island, the kindness of the people, and Quebec’s beautiful nature and environment (especially the snow that their children love!). 

Their advice to those who are hesitating to apply for a job in Quebec: “Go for it! It’s a dream that becomes a family project and you’ll quickly become happy here. Trust PHOENIX-GMI to take care of all your administrative procedures and keep its promises.

“I suggest you choose Christian and Selin from PHOENIX-GMI because they are really professional, fantastic and kind people. They have always been there for me.”

Pasquale Lorusso

Pasquale came to Quebec from Italy in 2015 as a tourist. With the help of our team, who took care of all the required immigration procedures, he obtained his permanent residence a few years later.

He mentions with great emotion that, despite the administrative paperwork and long procedures, Christian and Selin were able to ease his concerns at all times.

“I arrived in Quebec in winter and in the middle of a pandemic! Yet, my experience has been wonderful. PHOENIX-GMI really supports workers like me very well!”

Cleyderman Patino Giraldo

Cleyderman is an industrial mechanic and welder who was directed towards our services by a friend of his.  

In the midst of the pandemic, he discovered winter sports, his new job, and a host society that was very different from his native Colombia.

His advice to people who want to change their lives and immigrate to Quebec:

Start learning French before arriving because the language is fundamental. And let yourself be guided by PHOENIX-GMI who takes care of all the necessary documents and the well-being of its candidates.

International Recruitment

A candidate with a passion

Just before the Covid-19 pandemic, a company called upon the services of PHOENIX-GMI to recruit several welders. The mission took place in person, many candidates were selected and received an offer of employment and immigration support.

Among those called for interview, a candidate really stood out. Unfortunately, he failed a calculation test– a crucial step in the selection process. He was therefore excluded from the recruitment process.

Disappointed with the result and feeling that it was unfair, the candidate tactfully pointed out that there was an error in the test that explained his failure.

The assessors reviewed the test and found that the candidate was right. Once the error was corrected, a job offer was made to the candidate and a touching embrace with his future boss followed.

It was a long wait due to the pandemic and border closures, but the candidate finally arrived in Quebec in May 2021 and joined the client company through a structured integration process.

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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.