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Make Your Mark in the Saint John Region

As a newcomer to the Saint John Region, you have incredible opportunities to build a rewarding and meaningful life in your new home. With specialized programs and resources available to help guide you, getting your footing in your new home has never been easier!

NEW RESIDENT SERVICE MAP

If you are new, or considering a move to the Saint John Region, and are looking to connect with organizations that provide settlement supports from pre-arrival to networking – download our New Resident Service Map at the button below.

Settlement Sector Map

SAINT JOHN CONNECTOR PROGRAMS

FIRST FRIENDS PROGRAM

The YMCA First Friend initiative is designed to create a natural, unique friendship with a newcomer match while assisting them in adjusting to life in Canada and encouraging them to become independent.

As a First Friend, you can connect with newcomer family and help them become independent in their new country. You may provide a tour of the Saint John Region, share meals, go for walks, attend events around the city, help them practice their English in an informal setting, and explore everything that region has to offer.

First friend program

FUSION CONNECTS

Fusion Connects is designed to showcase the different aspects of the Saint John Region – from social networks, participating in events and activities, experiencing local culture, or finding volunteer opportunities.

Fusion Connects volunteers are a group of passionate residents that wants to share what makes the region special.

If you are a new resident in the Saint John region, or have recently returned to the port city, we can help discover the amazing community that surrounds you.

Fusion Connects

VOLUNTEER CONNECTOR

The Community Foundation’s Greater Saint John Volunteer Connector Program helps connect people to meaningful volunteer opportunities that allow you to meet new people, grow in your experience and be involved in a cause you are passionate about.

The initiative also helps organizations with their volunteer recruitment by connecting you with volunteers who share your vision and meet your goals.

Volunteer Group

CONNECTING PLUS PROGRAM

Support for newcomers to get more networking opportunities, improve networking skills, leverage networking, and prepare for community connection and employment.

The program allows newcomers to expand their professional connections and connect with Mentors who may have information about job opportunities and who can lead them as Mentees to job referrals, recommendations, and support in their job search.

The Connecting Plus Program consists of mentorship, skill training, and networking events.

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Saint John

History, architecture and harbour views.

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Quispamsis

Scenery, beaches and waterside activities.

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Rothesay

Riverside relaxation and rejuvenation.

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Hampton

History, river activities and local flavours.

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Grand Bay - Westfield

Heritage trails, river views and ferry rides.

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Fundy-St. Martins

World’s highest tides, ancient rocks and sea caves.

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FUNDY RURAL DISTRICT

SPACIOUSNESS AND HOMEGROWN GOODNESS

LIVE HERE

STEPS FROM DOOR TO SHORE

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GROWTH STORIES

A local researcher and academic along with his team - Dalhousie Cardiac Research Excellence Wave…

Dmytro Makarov and his wife Olga moved to the Saint John Region six years ago from the Ukraine, after visiting the…

Five minutes off the Gondola Point ferry on the Kingston Peninsula lives a unique escape - providing a calm…

Land acknowledgement

The Saint John Region is situated on the traditional territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’Kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati Nations. This territory is covered by Peace and Friendship Treaties signed with the British Crown in the 1700s. The treaties recognized the significant and meaningful role of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’Kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati in this province and the country with the intent to establish a relationship of trust and friendship.

 

Envision Saint John: The Regional Growth Agency pays respect to the elders, past and present, and descendants of this land, and is committed to moving forward in the spirit of truth, collaboration, and reconciliation.