HISTORY

John Abbott College is one of five English language CEGEPs in Québec.  Named after Sir John Abbott, Canada’s third Prime Minister, the College primarily serves the Greater Montreal region, though you can also meet students here from other parts of Québec and the rest of Canada. The College also has a significant number of international students as part of its community.  In total, over 6,500 students are enrolled in the Day Division and about 2,000 in the Continuing Education Division.

The College was incorporated in 1970, merely two years after the Québec CEGEP system was launched in 1968.  In September of 1971, John Abbott welcomed roughly 1200 young men and women as its first students.  By 1980, the CEGEP was well established on a permanent campus and had a student base of about 4000 daytime and 2000 evening students.  Since then, the College has grown by leaps and bounds, increasing attendance, adding and improving existing programs, and becoming one of the top rated English CEGEPs in Québec.

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February 24, 2021

Lump sum payment of $100 for students: Application procedure

When the Québec budget was presented on March 25, 2021, a lump sum payment of $100 per term for full-time college and university students was announced. The measure aims to acknowledge the difficulties experienced by the students during the COVID-19 health crisis during the fall 2020 and winter 2021 terms. (more…)

February 24, 2021

MITACS/FRQNT College-Level Research Internship Award

The John Abbott community is happy to announce that four students were awarded an incredible $ 5,000 scholarship for a summer internship in a research laboratory located in a college or university. This funding is supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) and Mitacs through the College-level Research…

February 24, 2021

Convocation 2021

Convocation schedule and links to the live streams: Thursday, June 17th, 10:30 a.m. Science & Social Science Please follow this link to access the recording of the John Abbott College Convocation 2021 Science & Social Science ceremony https://youtu.be/ZVtI_dnwhDg Thursday, June 17th, 2:30 p.m. Arts, Career Programs & DEC sans Mention…

July 2, 2021

Lump sum payment of $100…

When the Québec budget was presented on March 25, 2021,…

June 22, 2021

MITACS/FRQNT College-Level Research Internship Award

The John Abbott community is happy to announce that four students were…

June 16, 2021

Convocation 2021

Convocation schedule and links to the live streams: Thursday, June…

June 15, 2021

Happy 50th Anniversary JAC

It is unfortunate that we had to postponed our 50th…

June 9, 2021

John Abbott College Outstanding Service…

On Friday May 28th, John Abbott College released its annual…

May 28, 2021

John Abbott College Pedagogical Counsellor…

John Abbott College Pedagogical Support and Innovation Specialist Andrea Cooperberg,…

May 14, 2021

Joint press statement from Dawson,…

Diane Gauvin, Director General of Dawson College; John Halpin, Director…

April 19, 2021

Calling on all JAC Grads…

Message for JAC Grads Calling on all JAC Grads from…

April 13, 2021

John Abbott Student Receives Canada’s…

We are thrilled to share that Malik Dahel from John…

April 7, 2021

Abbott Grad with President Joe…

You can never be exactly certain of the path your…

March 16, 2021

24/7 SUPPORT NOW AVAILABLE FOR…

Throughout the pandemic, the College has maintained its counselling and…

February 24, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions regarding the current semester, you will…

June 2, 2021

Best Work Contest

  Congratulations for winning our local Creative Writing Contest to Julian…

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