passportThe AQAADI was founded in 1991 to group Quebec lawyers actively working in the field of immigration to help them make better use of the services provided by the Quebec Bar and to allow for better representation of the group before political, judicial and administrative institutions dealing with federal and provincial immigration.

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In addition to our members who practice in the field of immigration law, you can find a lawyer through different reference services. They can help you find lawyers who practice in other fields.
Please note that AQAADI itself cannot take on your immigration file, nor can it recommend any particular lawyer.


Today, AQAADI speaks for lawyers who are members of the Quebec Bar and involved in the everyday practice of immigration law. It seeks to bring them closer together and to allow them to share their respective experiences.

AQAADI aims to properly inform its members of ever-changing conditions in the field of immigration and to provide them with as much training and information as possible.


AQAADI is also keenly aware of problems that exist beyond our borders and promotes basic human rights and freedoms and the rule of law.

It supports and promotes its members’ needs and interests.


It is lead entirely by volunteer immigration law practitioners, and seeks to involve as many members as possible in its activities.

AQAADI regularly takes positions on broad issues involving immigration law and practice.

Recent Articles

Proof of funds – Skilled immigrants (Express Entry) 21 February 2018 - Proof of funds – Skilled immigrants (Express Entry) https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/become-candidate/eligibility/proof-funds.html You must show that you have enough money to settle in Canada to meet the minimum requirements of: the Federal Skilled Worker Program or the Federal Skilled Trades Program You can’t borrow this money from another person. You must be able to use this money to […]
Operational changes to the spousal sponsorship program 15 February 2018 - Operational Bulletin 633 (modified) – February 14, 2018 https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/bulletins-2016/633-december-15-2016.html Operational changes to the spousal sponsorship program Summary This Operational Bulletin (OB) provides instructions for processing applications to sponsor a spouse, partner or dependent child received on or after December 15, 2016, the launch date of the redesigned application process for spouses, partners and dependent children. […]
Priority processing (14 days) of work permits under the Global Skills Strategy 12 February 2018 - Priority processing (14 days) of work permits under the Global Skills Strategy https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/temporary-residents/foreign-workers/two-week-processing.html  As part of the Global Skills Strategy (GSS), Ministerial Instructions on the priority processing of work permit applications were issued on June 12, 2017. Theses instructions allow certain highly skilled foreign nationals applying from outside Canada to be eligible for a 2-week […]