Welcoming and Integration Services

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Do you want to settle in the Haut-Richelieu region? It is becoming essential to learn about several aspects of your rights and obligations as a new permanent resident. Obtaining a social insurance number, registering with the Health Insurance Plan, opening a bank account are all examples of the steps you must take when you arrive.

Don’t worry, THE ANCHOR is here to help you! They offer a personalized welcome to all people in order to assess their specific needs and, consequently, direct them to the appropriate service. The ANCRE service aims to enable newcomers to acquire a better knowledge of the functioning of the Québec labour market, to get to know companies in the Haut-Richelieu region, to identify and validate a realistic and achievable professional target in the short term, to know and apply job search strategies adapted to the requirements of Québec employers and to benefit from a network of contacts. Here are the employment assistance services available at their Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu office:

  • Support service for newcomers to the Haut-Richelieu region
  • Reception and regionalization service
  • Business support service

The Anchor

A service for the welcoming and socio-professional integration of immigrants in the Haut-Richelieu region!

Anchoring in the Haut-Richelieu for...

  • Jobs with a future
  • A diversity of housing
  • Local services
  • Quality time for you
  • An environment of choice

To better visualize all the dynamism present in the Haut-Richelieu region, click here.

Guided tour of the new citizens

Every year, the City of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and its partners are pleased to invite new residents and business people who have been living in the municipality for less than a year to a free guided tour of their city. Usually held at the end of September, it is during a 30-km circuit with more than 40 points of interest that new residents can learn more about their living environment, the services offered, as well as the many shops, businesses, organizations and tourist attractions in the region. The duration of the guided tour is about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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Training for immigrants or allophones

In order to support the integration of new immigrants in our region, CEGEP Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu offers two courses that will allow you to perfect your knowledge of French :

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