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A Smart Investment


Home to Atlantic Canada’s largest port by volume, Saint John is a strategic global gateway offering an intermodal transportation and logistics hub with three class one rail lines and highway system, all located one hour from the United States border.

  • Port Saint John offers global connections to 500 ports worldwide with a $247 million investment currently underway to support increased cargo traffic.
  • Time zone advantage makes it easy to connect with Europe and the Pacific Seaboards in the same business day.
  • Home to global headquarters for major businesses like Cooke Inc., Crosby’s Molasses, Innovatia, Irving Oil, J.D. Irving, Limited, Lorneville Mechanical, Mariner and Moosehead Breweries.
  • The most diverse energy assets in Canada: nuclear, natural gas, oil and gas, hydro-electric, and wind.
  • Significant real estate developments underway, including the $300 million Fundy Quay project on the Saint John waterfront.
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With universities and colleges, a highly educated, motivated workforce, and a growing population, the Saint John region is attracting and retaining the kind of talent businesses need to prosper.

  • University of New Brunswick Saint John (UNBSJ) is trailblazing with Canadian firsts in programming – Integrated Health Initiative and an MBA in Business Development and Professional Sales.
  • Post-secondary tailored academic programming aligned with business demand at the university and college level.
  • Experienced C-suite executives in our global headquartered firms.
  • Remote workers setting up shop here attracted by the strategic location, affordable housing, proximity to nature and safe, friendly communities.
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The Saint John region is where innovative businesses, educators and community groups are building a better tomorrow.

  • Tucker Park’s health cluster is home to the Saint John Regional Hospital, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick, UNB Saint John’s Integrated Health Initiatives and nursing programs, and New Brunswick Community College’s Allied Health programs.
  • Saint John Energy holds the coveted Sustainable Electricity Company designation and is recognized nationally for innovation.
  • With Port Saint John’s modernization, strong partnerships, and the Saint John region’s rail optionality, Port Saint John is positioned for performance.
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Land acknowledgement

The Saint John Region is situated on the traditional and unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’Kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati Nations. This territory is covered by Peace and Friendship Treaties signed with the British Crown in the 1700s. The treaties did not surrender the territory and resources, but recognized Wolastoqiyik, Mi’Kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati title, and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.


Envision Saint John: The Regional Growth Agency pays respect to the elders, past and present, and descendants of this land, and is committed to moving forward in the spirit of truth, collaboration, and reconciliation.