FREDERICTON REGION: FREEDOM, COMMUNITY, OPPORTUNITY
Welcome to a great region! Fredericton is a safe, affordable, and thriving multicultural community.
A Strong Economy
Fredericton is nestled in the heart of New Brunswick at the junction of the Nashwaak and the spectacular Wolastoq River.
Fredericton is one of the fastest growing urban centres in New Brunswick and has the highest total income per capita among NB's urban centres. In 2021, Fredericton had the lowest unemployment rate among mid-large cities in Atlantic Canada.
Fredericton was also ranked as the 9th best Canadian small city to live in, and is ranked in the 2022 top seven intelligent communities by the Intelligent Community Forum.
Find Work and Opportunity
You will find jobs and opportunity in Fredericton. Whatever your skills and experience, the Fredericton community will help. Organizations like Ignite, Working NB, and MCAF will give you the knowledge and networks you need to quickly become part of the community.
The average rent is about half of what you would find in a larger city like Toronto, so you can hold onto your savings for longer.
In Fredericton, there are monthly networking events, and a Community Connector Program designed to speed up networking so you can find jobs or business opportunities quickly.
Exceptional Quality of Life
Fredericton has a reputation as a safe, family-friendly city with beautiful outdoor spaces. The banks of the river on the North and South side are wide-open green spaces perfect for wandering and enjoying the natural beauty of the river.
Wooded trails and a beautiful walking bridge make the bridge easily accessible to foot traffic and cyclists.
Our arts and culture are vibrant, boasting a truly world-class art gallery and fall music festival. Between the outdoors, the culture, and the people of Fredericton, it really is one of the greatest Canadian towns to raise a family.
Find Immigration Help
The province of New Brunswick lists all of their immigration programs on their website. Click here for the province's immigration programs
Immigration Fredericton helps newcomers get oriented. Click here for the Fredericton newcomer guide.
Ignite is the region's economic development agency that helps new immigrants with job searches, business set-up, settlement support and other resources. To connect with Ignite, Visit the website here.
Universities and College
UNB is Canada's oldest university, and has a renowned engineering program, and was awarded a prestigious 5-star rating from QS World University Rankings.
New Brunswick Community College is a forward-thinking college with courses in programming, cyber-security, along with several trades such as carpentry and plumbing.
NBCCD is an art college with a variety of offerings in textiles, graphic arts, pottery, and more with an emphasis on the business of being a freelance artist.
St. Thomas is a smaller university, specializing in the liberal arts, such as anthropology, criminology, economics, and many others. Smaller class sizes enable a more personalized course of study.