McGill Training and Retention of Health Professionals

The main goal of the McGill Training and Retention of Health Professionals Project is to increase opportunities for health professionals to provide services in English to meet the needs of the English-speaking population in Quebec. It also seeks to promote research and information sharing on approaches to reducing barriers to health and social services access for English-speaking Quebecers. To learn more please visit McGill Training and Retention of Health Professionals Project

The Assistance and Referral Centre (ARC) focuses on developing strategies and resources that will lead towards recruitment and retention of health and social service professionals in the Montérégie. We have three priority areas for this project:

  • Promotional activities within our educational networks to create awareness of employment opportunities in the health sector
  • English-language conversation sessions for French-speaking health professionals
  • Allocation of Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursaries
Employment opportunities in the health sector

Bilingual health professionals are in demand, especially in the following disciplines: nursing, social workers, family physicians, nursing assistants, speech therapists and many roles in health administration. 

ARC partners with three health integrated health centres across the Montérégie. Please consult their recruitment websites to find a job in healthcare that’s right for you.

Please note the websites are in French. If you need assistance, contact us!

CISSS de la Montérégie East

CISSS de la Montérégie Centre

CISSS de la Montérégie West

Volunteer to help health professionals practice their English

This fall, the CISSS Montérégie Centre, in collaboration with ARC, are launching another six-week lunch hour conversation group at the Charles LeMoyne Hospital.

French-speaking health professionals get together informally during the lunch hour once a week in the goal of practicing their English skills in small groups. We would like to continue this successful project and are seeking volunteers for our next session beginning in September. If you are interested in volunteering your time one lunch hour per week for six consecutive weeks to lead these conversation groups, please contact Robyn Graham by email at An application form will be sent to you by email.

Please click here to view the Volunteer Job Description.