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

Politique d’intérêt public temporaire concernant les demandes pour traiter les demandes d’enfants âgés de 19 à 21 ans à titre de personnes à charge 27 October 2017 - Temporary public policy regarding requests to process children aged 19 to 21 as dependants Background http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/laws-policy/age_dependants_2017.asp A regulatory amendment to raise the age limit for dependent children from under 19 to under 22 was published in the Canada Gazette, Part II on May 3, 2017, and came into force on October 24, 2017. The higher age limit applies to applications […]
Program delivery update: National Occupational Classification references for temporary workers – October 24, 2017 26 October 2017 - Program delivery update: National Occupational Classification references for temporary workers – October 24, 2017 http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/tools/updates/2017/11101253.asp References to National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2006 and 2011 codes have been updated to reflect the change to NOC 2016. Updated instructions Changes for work permits issued to caregivers International Mobility Program: Public policy, competitiveness and economy International Mobility Program: Unique […]
Program delivery update – October 24, 2017 26 October 2017 - Program delivery update – October 24, 2017 http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/tools/updates/2017/1012223.asp As of October 24, 2017, regulations have changed to raise the age of dependent children from “under  19” to “under  22”. These instructions are specific to new applications received by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on or after October  24, 2017. To enhance family unity and reunification, and in […]