After You Arrive
After you arrive in the Greater Saint John Region, there a number of places you can go for help to get settled and to find work. We are a highly connected community and we encourage you to start with these settlement agencies but also speak with your new neighbours and friends about your goals. People are always willing to help here. Many newcomers find their first job through a connection they have met after they arrived. You can get more information from the Province of New Brunswick’s, Newcomers Guide.
Saint John Newcomers Resource Centre (SJNRC)
A non-profit organization, offering settlement support, individual and group orientation sessions, local information and advice, language conversation groups, social events, plus a Resource Centre with reference materials as well as printing and photocopying services free for newcomers to use. Provides services in English and French.
Tel. 506.642.4242 (when calling from abroad, dial +1.506.642.4242)
Email: email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org
Office address: 165 Union St, Saint John, NB, E2L 5C7
The YMCA – Newcomer Connections
Y Newcomer Connections offers a diverse range of programs and services to newly arrived immigrants, including English language classes, employment readiness programs, Canadian cultural orientation, immigrant settlement and refugee resettlement assistance, and school readiness programs.
191 CHURCHILL BOULEVARD
SAINT JOHN NB
Immigrant & Refugee Resource Centre
- Assists claimants throughout the refugee determination process
- Researches and assists preparing documents for applications on refugee and family sponsorship, permanent residence, humanitarian & compassionate grounds and pre-removal risk assessments;
- Political lobby for fair and just government policies regarding refugees
- Provides information, advice and support to other individuals or groups who help refugees.
- Promotes and coordinates private refugee sponsorship as a representative of the Diocese's SAH
Address: 1 Bayard Drive, Saint John
Phone number: 506-633-0398
PRUDE Inc. is a non-profit organization that promotes cultural diversity through workplace and school workshops and provides language practice to newcomers. It also provides workplace mentorship programs.
Address: 165 Union St #301, Saint John, NB E2L 5C7
Phone: (506) 634-3088
The Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour (PETL) has several employment offices located around the province to assist New Brunswick citizens with their employment goals. the staff can help you search for permanent employment, starting with an employment action plan. Based on your interests, skills and hopes for the future, our staff will help you define career goals and assist in making a plan to achieve them. You can make an appointment by calling 643-7258 or visit the office at 1 Agar Place between 8:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
The Work Room Career Resource Centres, PACE and Job Fest are the result of a partnership between the Anglophone South School District and the Department of Post Secondary Education, Training and Labour (Employment and Continuous Learning Services) Southwest Region.
The Work rooms are career resource centres located in 8 regions to help you with information, resource for job search strategies, career planning tools, links to funding opportunities for post-secondary education, professional development workshops and opportunities to connect with a variety of government programs and services designed to help you develop a successful career!
You can make an appointment by calling 1-855-412-3330 or to find your closest location access http://www.careersthatwork.ca/
Atlantic Human Services-Employment Counselling for Newly Landed Immigrants and Newcomers to Canada
The goal of this program is to provide employment counselling services to job ready, newly landed immigrants and newcomers to Canada in the Southeast New Brunswick region who are experiencing difficulty finding or maintaining employment. Employment placement may be attempted if a reputable company wishes to hire one of the participants.
Saint John Office
133 Prince Edward Street,
Saint John NB
BIMP - Business Immigrant Mentorship
The Business immigrant mentorship is program designed to provide assistance/direction to prepare newcomers to start your business in Canada.
Program Highlights: One-on-one mentoring, Discussion on how to start or operate a business, Local business culture, environment and regulations, Market research, Networking events, Educational and learning events, cultural competency training, Integration into the local business community, Mentor training.
Address: 1 Germain Street, Suite 300, Brunswick Square Office Tower, Saint John, NB E2L 4V1
Phone: (506) 694-3020
Saint John Local Immigration Partnership (SJLIP)
The Saint John Local Immigration Partnership (SJLIP) is a collaborative community initiative designed to improve newcomer settlement and integration outcomes, and to strengthen Saint John’s ability to better address the needs of newcomers. Launched in May 2017, the partnership brings together stakeholders from Saint John to develop a coordinated settlement, integration, and retention strategy.
Learn more at: www.sjlip.ca