Anghert carded seven birdies, an eagle and two bogeys to lead by two over four players through one round.
Thirty players finished under par for the first round of the 72-hole, no-cut tournament that will see 18 players earn exempt status on the PGA Tour Canada for 2014, with the rest of the top-40 plus ties earning non-exempt status.
Anghert is looking to join Max Gilbert of Quebec and his former Laval teammate, who last year won the Tour Championship of Canada presented by Freedom 55 Financial, on the tour this season.
One shot behind Anghert in second place was Daniel Miernicki, a teammate of two-time PGA Tour Canada winner Eugene Wong at the University of Oregon, with a 6-under par 66.
Two shots behind Anghert at 5-under 67 were Alan Wagner, who played on the tour in 2013, along with Peter Campbell, Trent Redfern and Seth Fair.
Justin Kim of Hamilton was the low Canadian with a 3-under 68.