Since 2016, S1E (Someone Else) Immigration consulting services, has been working to bring asylum seekers from Montreal to the Eastern Townships. Christine McLean, a member of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council and the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants, started the company three years ago and she has helped various families and individuals settle into their new lives in Canada. Since the beginning of the year, McLean has brought 30 people to Cowansville and she expects to bring more people to the region in the next few years. She has also helped immigrants settle in other parts of the Eastern Townships, such as Granby, Sherbrooke, and Bromont, and other small regions in Quebec. To help these individuals start their new life, she has encouraged them to settle in the Eastern Townships. “As soon as they came here, they were always talking about how it’s quiet and they can just relax.” They were happy they no longer had to deal with the hustle and bustle of city life. Settling into a new life however, with little to no belongings, is not an easy task. See full story in the Oct. 8 edition of the Brome County News.
By Taylor McClure, Special to Brome County News