New Brunswick is one of the smallest cities in Canada. It is almost the same size as the Czech Republic, Scotland or Ireland. Located on the Atlantic coast of Canada and has a lot of forest. The woodland is about 80% and serves as home to moose, bears and other wild animals. A lot of migrants reported they felt welcomed when they migrated to New Brunswick.
It is the only officially bilingual city in Canada. The English speaking communities are found in Southern New Brunswick while the French speaking communities who are about one-third of New Brunswick population, are found in the Northern part of the city.
New Brunswick is a good place for people who want a simpler and quieter lifestyle with natural features like forests and lakes. Houses are sold or rented at affordable prices in New Brunswick. The Canadian Real Estate Association estimated the average cost of a house in New Brunswick to be $169,000.
Migrants realize that they can purchase a mortgage free house in New Brunswick and can also own an acre of land; an opportunity that is only open to affluent people in some communities or regions. You also get the chance to live in a neighborhood where people truly care about one another.
If you are money-driven and seek to pursue a high end career and also enjoy night life, trends and go clubbing, New Brunswick is definitely not for you.
Despite the fact that New Brunswick economy is still growing, a workers average hourly earnings is more than that of other Atlantic regions except Newfoundland and Labrador. Unemployment rate in New Brunswick has always been between 9-10% and has been less than 10% since 2016.
Most residents of New Brunswick have British Isle ancestry (English, Scottish and Irish) or French ancestry. The city has only a few migrants. Less than 4% of New Brunswickers are migrants unlike Toronto where migrants are almost half the population.
New Brunswick’s population has experienced little changes in its population status than other cities in Canada recently. According to Statistics Canada, minorities living in New Brunswick are not up to two percent of its total population compared to about 16% for all of Canada.
Employees in New Brunswick get 15% less than the Canadian average. Individuals who are interested in pursuing rewarding careers often relocate to the west.
New Brunswick has a continental climate.
The three major communities in New Brunswick are Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton.
About half of the residents in New Brunswick live in the busy areas of these three cities as the best jobs are available there. The main primary industries in New Brunswick are fishing and timber.
Saint John is the most industrial province in New Brunswick and probably the least attractive with a total population of about 125,000. It is New Brunswick’s main port and manufacturing area. The port does not turn icy in winter due to the tidal currents from the Bay of Fundy.
Saint John has experienced some troubles as its oldest industries such as ship building have not been able to meet the current standard. New industries springing up are brewing, electricity generation, transport, oil refineries and call centers.
Moncton city is home to about 141,000 people, it is a busy city comprising of both English and French speakers and cultures. Most of Moncton’s French speakers can speak both English and French while only a few of its English speakers are good at French.
It is not necessary you know how to speak French in order to secure a job but if you deal directly with your clients it will help improve the overall outlook and output of the business. Moncton is a developing hub for technology and service industries this includes call centers attracted by Moncton’s bilingual workforce.
The Universite de Moncton which is a French speaking university is located in Moncton and the region is well provided for in terms of shopping, schools and recreation.
Moncton and Halifax (Nova Scotia) are trying to create a Moncton-Halifax growth patch in order to increase their economies with Truro, Amherst and Sackville en-route.
Moncton is home to New Brunswick’s major airport, preparing scheduled flights to Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Hamilton, Calgary, Edmonton and Newark. Seasonal and charter flights operate to France, Germany, Florida, and Caribbean Islands.
Fredericton’s city has a population of almost 90,000-95,000 depending on student numbers. It is the capital of New Brunswick and sits elegantly on the St John River.
Fredericton has two universities, the University of New Brunswick, founded in 1785 and St. Thomas University, a center for catholic liberal arts education. It also has great shopping centers, schools and recreational centers.
Information technology based businesses are becoming an influential sector in Fredericton. Its airport provides internal flights to Toronto, Montreal and Halifax, and externally to Boston, and Massachusetts.
A lot of people believe that Fredericton and Moncton are preferable to Saint John in terms of Quality of life even with its low heavy industry. In mid 2016, the average cost of a well-equipped two-storey house in Fredericton city was $270,000 and the average price in Saint John was $228,000.
To have a home in New Brunswick you have to stay permanently in Canada. This is checked through the immigration processes. You should visit the New Brunswick’s Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) in order to hasten your application. Applicants are rated based on an assessment sore. The highest rated candidates
may be asked to apply to NBPNP Express Entry Labor Market Stream.