Do you have work experience but have not obtained certification?

SARCA (Reception, Referral, Counselling and Support Services) is an information service for adults who are considering a return to school.

Our team evaluates your academic file, helps you identify your goals, and then works with you to develop an action plan. Students have our ongoing support as they work towards achieving their personal and professional goals.

The program is designed to provide help to the following groups of people:

  • Individuals without a first diploma (DES or DEP), especially if they are under 30 years of age
  • Disabled persons
  • Immigrants
  • Members of Native communities
  • People in the workplace who are 45 and over

We also offer Secondary School Equivalency Tests (TENS).

We do meet with high school students often, but you must be at least 16 years of age to access SARCA services.

Services are free and they are confidential.

Please contact one of our centres for more information.

SARCA services are personalized information and assistance services that are available and offered free of charge to all adults with questions and concerns related to the secondary high school diploma and professional training. Our adult education professionals and staff are there to get you started if you are ready and want to undertake secondary or professional studies. SARCA services are always available to help reach your educational and professional objectives and plans. Even without a plan we could be instrumental in creating one together.

SARCA offers friendly reception services, individualized support based on your needs, referrals to partnering organizations, information regarding additional services relating to your personal goals, guidance and evaluation methods to determine your strengths.

If you want to make a change in your personal situation we can assist you.  We are here to help you as you take the steps towards a new goal.  Call or drop in to see how you can make the change you envision.


SARCA services are FREE
and your agent is waiting to serve you.

We help you to understand your strengths so that you can discover your educational goals and career path.
We help you develop and define a plan of action based on what you truly want.
We give you access to all of the resources that are available to you along the way.
We help you to evaluate the skills you already have.
We help you to identify your options.
We help you to tormulate a career path.
We support your choices.
We give you tests to establish equivalencies.
We look at options through the MELS, or Emploi Québec training opportunities.
We refer you to another organisation if necessary.

No, this service is Free and Confidential to everyone over 16 years of age.

If any of the following situations apply to you:

Did not complete your high school diploma
Do not have a high school diploma or DEP (Vocational Education diploma) recognized by Québec
Want to assess your existing skills
Want to start a professional programme
Want to establish a career path
Cannot move ahead in the workplace
Feel marginalised because of health issues
Are unable to find work because of lack of qualifications
Need financial support to study

Then SARCA could be the solution!