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Québec Government Office in Mexico

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Mandate

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.

Economic Affairs

  • 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.

Deserved territories

  • Mexico
  • (Except for the Immigration Office, which covers Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Central America, Caribbean, French Guiana, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao)

Head of mission

Eric R. Mercier

Eric R. Mercier

Québec Delegate General

Éric R. Mercier hold’s a bachelor’s degree in communications with a double major in public and industrial relations as well as a bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations from Université Laval in Québec City.
He was appointed as a Navy career officer in the Canadian Forces in 1998, serving on the HMCS Oriole in 1998 and the frigate HMCS Ottawa in 1999 and 2000. Mr. Mercier also worked in the Public Affairs branch of the Canadian Navy and was an instructor at the Montcalm Naval Unit in Québec City.
His career includes extensive experience in Québec politics. Beginning in 2001, he served as Assistant Director and Director of Communications at the Office of the Leader of the Official Opposition in Québec City. From 2003 to 2007, he was MNA for the riding of Charlesbourg in the National Assembly of Québec. In that capacity, he was a member of the Committee on Culture and Education and European Interparliamentary Committees and chaired various parliamentary committees in the National Assembly. He also chaired the Committee on Education, Culture, Science and Technology and the Committee on Democracy and Peace of the Parliamentary Confederation of the Americas (COPA) from 2005 to 2007. He has served as head of electoral observation missions during presidential and legislative elections in Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Mexico.
Mr. Mercier was subsequently appointed Deputy Chief of Staff to the Minister of Public Security and Justice and later Chief of Staff to the Chief Government Whip.
In 2009, he was appointed Senior Advisor at the Québec Government Office in Mexico and held that position until 2013. He recently served as Political Advisor for the parliamentary committees of the Leader of the Official Opposition in the National Assembly and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy.
Mr. Mercier was awarded the Medal of the National Assembly by the Premier of Québec in 2009.

Coordinates

Québec Government Office in Mexico

Québec Government Office in Mexico

Avenida Taine 411
Colonia Bosques de Chapultepec
11580 Mexico D.F.
Mexico

Phone:+52 (55) 1100-4330
Fax:+52 (55) 1100-4339

Social Media:
Facebook. Twitter.

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.

Immigration department

Phone:+52 (55) 1100-4330
Fax:+52 (55) 1100-4341