Discovering Canada: New Brunswick’s Awesome Careers, Affordable Housing

New Brunswick is one of the first places in North America to be settled, as early as 1600. Nestled between Nova Scotia, Quebec and Maine, the stunning region is the only officially bilingual province in Canada.

With a variety of activities to suit all ages and tastes, New Brunswick is the ideal location for those who enjoy wide-open spaces and fresh air. The province’s nine provincial parks are truly remarkable, with spectacular vistas as far as the eye can see, while cities of Saint John, Fredericton and Moncton are perfect for urban living. Our rich history can be explored in charming villages, towns and cities all across our great province. Fishermen will be thrilled by the unique experience of fly-fishing on one of the most famous salmon rivers in the world, the mighty Miramichi.

But there’s more than just scenery in this vibrant place. Here are some lesser known facts about New Brunswick:

  • The province is home to top performing companies in a variety of industries, including energy and resource development, transportation, manufacturing, seafood processing, food production, cyber security and IT.
  • The typical work day ends at 5pm, and most residents enjoy short commutes throughout the province, allowing them to spend more time with friends and family.
  • The Province boasts very affordable housing costs in comparison to other parts of Canada. For example, an average home in New Brunswick is approximately $177,000, compared to over $793,000 in Toronto, $1M in Vancouver and $483,000 in Calgary.
  • New Brunswick is a leader of excellence in education, with French and English education opportunities available throughout the province. Kindergarten through Grade 12 are offered publicly, and the province is also home to four public universities, one of which is French.
  • Current sectors with in demand occupations in New Brunswick include: Sales and Service; Business, Finance and Administration; Natural and Applied Sciences; Health; and Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators

This post is brought to you by New Brunswick’s Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, which manages the Population Growth and immigration programs for the province. Like many other Canadian provinces and territories, New Brunswick has its own immigration program streams, targeting certain groups, and eligibility criteria. To learn more about the programs and services offered to newcomers in New Brunswick, visit

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