Title : Lawyer, Partner Year of call : 2016

Expertise : immigration law

Hotline: 438 943-2077

Joël Beaudoin has been a strategic advisor for Quebec employers in matters of economic immigration for several years. Born in Sept-Îles and having worked for an economic development agency in Greater Montreal, he has developed an understanding of the challenges and economic context of both regional and metropolitan businesses. With this comprehension of the different industries and regions, he is able to give advice tailored to the reality of each of his clients.

A member of the Quebec Bar since 2016, he has a Bachelor of law degree, an MBA from the Université de Sherbrooke, and has also studied international law at Vilnius University in Lithuania.

An accomplished public speaker, Joël Beaudoin regularly gives conferences and joins panels to share his expertise on subjects such as recruitment and retention of temporary foreign workers as well as best practices in temporary and permanent immigration. He practises in all areas of economic immigration by offering flexible services tailored to the needs of all businesses. He specializes in work and study permits and temporary visas, permanent residency, Certificats d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ) and Certificats de sélection du Québec (CSQ), Labor Market Impact Assessments (LMIA), sponsorship application, and compliance inspections.

Assistant:  Marie-Josée Paquin


Temporary immigration:

  • Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA);
  • Certificate d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ);
  • Work and study permit;
  • Temporary resident visa;

Permanent immigration:

  • Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ);
  • Permanent residency;
  • Investor immigration;
  • Sponsoring;
  • Citizenship;

Strategic consulting for recruitment and employer compliance:

  • Representation in compliance inspections
  • Support on developing recruitment strategies
  • Consultation on the integration and retention of foreign workers


  • MBA, Université de Sherbrooke (2015)
  • LL.B., Université de Sherbrooke (2014)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (2021 à aujourd'hui)
  • Montréal International, Montreal (2018 to 2021)
  • Dunton Rainville, Montreal (2016 to 2018)

    Lecturing, conferences, publications

    • Speaker “International Journey (French)”, Chamber of Commerce Sept-Îles, 2023;
    • Panelist “Discussion on international Recruitment (French)” Association du Camionnage du Québec, 2023;
    • Support Guide for the international recruitment process (French), Camo-Route, 2023
    • Speaker “Mobility of the workforce: Issues of teleworking (French)”, Congrès de l’Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF), 2022;
    • Speaker “Understanding and choosing the right temporary immigration program in the trucking industry (French)” Association du Camionnage du Québec, 2022;
    • Speaker “Understanding and choosing the right temporary immigration program (French)”, Chamber of Commerce, Val-d’Or, 2022
    • Speaker “Foreign Workers: The ABC of work permits (French)” Centre local de développement de l’Abitibi, 2022;
    • Panelist “CFTR show, discussion on immigration, regulation and training (French), Truck stop radio, 2021;
    • Understanding temporary immigration programs: the first step towards a successful recruitment strategy (French), le Transporter, 2021;
    • International Recruitment: What program to choose? (French) Transport Magazine, 2021;
    • Speaker “Strategic immigration for employers (French)”, Association du Camionnage du Québec, 2020;
    • Lecturer "Temporary Immigration Decoded, Montreal International" (2018 to 2021)
    • Lecturer "Permanent Residence in Quebec, Montreal International" (2018 to 2021)
    • Lecturer "Demystifying The New Temporary Permit Programs” training activity recognized by the Barreau du Québec" (2018)
    • Sponsored Immigration to Canada: Which Marital Relationships Are Eligible? The Process, Dunton Rainville (2018)

    Associations, committees, boards

    • Member, AQAADI (2019 to 2021)
    • Montreal Bar Association (2016 to 2021)


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