Québec Government Office in Mexico
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The Québec Government Office in Mexico was established in 1980. It provides services in the economic sector, cooperation, public affairs and immigration.
Cooperation and Public Affairs
- To maintain and develop institutional relations between Québec, Mexico and the Mexican states;
- to maintain press relations with the Mexican media and help promote and present Québec events in Mexico;
- to carry out cooperation projects with Mexico in various sectors (science and technology, culture, education, etc.). Cooperation activities include exchanges of people, knowledge and information, missions, the organization of various events and the preparation of agreements and joint programs.
- To promote Québec exports to Mexico;
- to advice firms;
- to organize promotional and trade missions, whether for individuals or groups;
- to develop institutional and intergovernmental ties on both the federal and state levels, especially with government agencies responsible for foreign trade, chambers of commerce and industry and with financial and banking institutions.
Immigration Office Mandate
- Receive and evaluate applications for selection certificates from people who would like to establish permanently in Québec. The Immigration Service’s mandate presently covers all Latin America (North, Central and South America), including all countries and territories of the Caribbean.
- We do not process students or temporary employment requests, only application for permanent immigration of qualified workers.
Office Québec – Amériques pour la jeunesse
- The mandate of the Ofiice Québec-Amériques pour la jeunesse in Mexico is to create and strengthen institutional ties between organizations in Québec and Mexico in order to facilitate establishing a sustainable collaborative network to benefit young people.
- (Except for the Immigration Office, which covers Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Central America, Caribbean, French Guiana, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao)
Head of mission
Québec Delegate General
Christiane Pelchat has extensive experience in public administration, government policies and public and environmental law. She is a member of the bank of experts for the United Nations Development Programme. She received the Woman of Distinction Award in 2011 from the Montreal Women’s Y Foundation, the Medal of The Bar of Montreal in 2012 and the 2012 Condorcet-Dessaules Award granted by the Mouvement laïque québécois.
She earned degrees from the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa and the Faculty of Law at Université de Montréal. She worked in the fields of journalism and international law before beginning her career in public administration.
She was President of the Conseil du statut de la femme du Québec from 2006 to 2011 where she produced the opinion entitled Droit à l’égalité entre les femmes et les hommes et liberté religieuse (the right to equality of women and men and the right to religious freedom), which led the Québec government to amend the Charter of human rights and freedoms to include the equality of women and men. Before that, she successively served as Chief of Staff for the Québec Minister for the Status of Women, the Québec Minster of Justice and the federal Minister for the Status of Women.
Christiane Pelchat practised law at Fasken Martineau Dumoulin in Montréal. She worked in the field of international cooperation to promote the rights of children and women. She was Resident Representative for democracy and good governance programs in Africa for several years. Christiane Pelchat has in-depth knowledge of West African government and parliament operations. She worked for international organizations, including NDI, where she honed her expertise in the fields of gender and development.
Christiane Pelchat was elected MNA for Vachon in 1985 and was re-elected in 1989. At the time, she was one of the youngest woman members of the National Assembly. During this period she served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Culture and then to the Minister of the Environment.
She also chairs the Fondation Serge Marcil, which funds projects to help children in need in Haiti and Senegal.
Québec Government Office in Mexico
Avenida Taine 411
Colonia Bosques de Chapultepec
11580 Mexico D.F.
Phone:+52 55 1100-4330
Fax:+52 55 1100-4331
Hours of operation:
Monday to Thursday: 8:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Phone:+52 55 1100-4340 (servidor vocal 24H / serveur vocal 24H)
Fax:+52 55 1100-4341