For more than 20 years, YMCA Newcomer Connections has welcomed newcomers to the greater Saint John community. As a leading community organization, Y Newcomer Connections assists immigrants and refugees with their settlement needs and helps to facilitate their integration and participation in the community.

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. With a multilingual team of more than 50 staff representing 11 countries, we make every effort to  provide services in a client-centric manner that is inclusive and respectful of the rights, dignity and diversity of all newcomers to Canada.

Through our commitment to community partnership, we are creating the kind of connections that will transform our community into a lasting, successful home for immigrants from around the world and all walks of life.  Y Newcomer Connections recognizes the vital contribution of immigrants to Canadian society and we invite the community to partner with us in welcoming newcomers to our region.

Meet our teams

Administration Support

Administration Team

Settlement Unit

Settlement Team

Arrival Services

Arrival Services Team


Employment Team

Language Team

Language Team

Client Advisory Committee