A French woman who was expelled from the country in 2018 when she was pregnant will return to settle here next November, after having overcome a post-traumatic shock attributable to her expulsion.
Three years after her departure, Élisa Jeandeau received, on September 9, a positive response to her application for permanent resident status, and is planning the reunification of her family in less than two months, in the region of Thetford Mines, in Chaudière. -Appalachians. To get there, the one who lived in Quebec from 2010 to 2018 lived the obstacle course.
Upon her return to France in March 2018, she, pregnant, and her two children – one born in Quebec to a Quebec father and a daughter born in France from a previous union – lived in an emergency shelter. .
“I almost lost my baby three times during that period,” she told QMI Agency.
The 37-year-old woman had been forced to leave Quebec following an administrative imbroglio because she had not sent her Quebec selection certificate to federal authorities on time.
After giving birth, in France, she resumed her life and went back to work, but she had “micro depressions” and could not “project” into the future. This prevented her from taking steps to return to Quebec to join her spouse, Sylvain R. Lemay.
Despite the distance, the couple remained strong during Ms. Jeandeau’s exile. Mr. Lemay had traveled to France for the birth of their son.
But, this whole mishap was not easy. In August 2020, she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition that was attributed to the shock that caused her deportation to France.
“The person creates a whole journey for himself, he has projects, he has a personal and professional life, he creates a family and overnight you [lui] mow everything, ”she explained. “It’s the same principle as an attack, your life changes overnight,” she added.
When the diagnosis fell, she finally found the strength to start the process to return to live in Thetford Mines, more than three years after her dismissal. “Returning to Canada is for me a phase of reconstruction, in fact,” said Élisa Jeandeau, even though she said she feared certain difficulties.
“My biggest fear in reality is for my daughter. I don’t know how she lived [tout ça] because she didn’t want to talk about it, ”she said.
Pay it forward
All this mishap with the immigration services allowed Ms. Jeandeau to become an “expert” in the field. “Today, on the immigration side, I am well versed, I even help people now,” she said, letting it be known that she now wanted to orient her career in this avenue.
“I made a promise to myself that if one day I came back [au Québec] I would become an immigration consultant, ”she said. “I want to work in a company, but I also want to do it on a voluntary basis to help people,” said the one who says she has finally found her place in Quebec.