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The Quebec Simplified Processing

The Quebec Simplified Processing List and its impact on international recruitment

Every year, on February 24, recruitment agencies and employers await the list of professions eligible for Quebec’s simplified processing. This sesame is a real treasure to simplify the task when it comes to immigration procedures for international recruitment. In this article, we will see what the simplified processing consists of and what changes have been made since last year.

What is the purpose of this list and what is the program?

First of all, let’s put it in context. This list first came out in 2012 and only included 44 trades. That’s pretty small when compared to the 181 trades found today! That said, 9 years later, we have to admit that the formula works well and has its advantages.

At the beginning, it was created to facilitate the immigration process for certain trades recognized by the Ministry of Employment as being in shortage of manpower and causing a drag on the economy. In other words, we simplify the immigration process for these recruitments, because we consider that it is urgent that these temporary foreign workers come to support the Quebec production.

However, we would like to specify that only specialized occupations are concerned, that is to say those in categories O, A and B.

Source : MIFI, List of occupations eligible for streamlined processing under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, effective February 24, 2021

Phoenix GMI offers international recruitment and immigration services for Quebec and Canadian companies, and for candidates wishing to make a life project in Canada.

Our multidisciplinary, rigorous and dedicated team implements concrete and personalized strategies for its clients.

The Quebec Simplified Processing In summary

You are now wondering how to make the most of this list and the Quebec streamlined process for your international recruitment. Simply contact us, as we are specialized in thinking and implementing strategies that take into consideration the different aspects of the different programs, according to all the rules, their exceptions and your specific situation. Simplified processing is a unique program in Canada and only applied in Quebec. We are very fortunate, but we still need to know how to take advantage of all its benefits.

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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

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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.