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Why Saint John

The Saint John region is emerging as one of the best places in North America to invest, live or visit. With a thriving economy and a historic urban core, the Saint John region will delight visitors and residents alike.



A global gateway offering an intermodal transportation and logistics hub


A growing, highly-educated workforce supported by universities and colleges


An emerging hotbed for health and social innovation, energy, logistics and tech


Life is better here with short commutes – work, play and explore all within 20 minutes


Housing prices in the urban core and family-friendly surrounding communities are a fraction of those in big cities

Career Growth

Multiple billion-dollar companies are headquartered here along with ambitious entrepreneurs

Bay of Fundy

Access the natural spectacle of the highest tides in the world


Canada’s first incorporated city with extraordinary architecture and history

Maritime Culture

Warm, friendly, welcoming people shaped by water




Vibrant Lifestyle 
Over 85 bars and restaurants within 10 blocks of the uptown core


Skilled Workforce
59 percent of population has university, college or skilled trades degree or certification



7.9 percent
Unemployment Rate

Average Single Family Home Price


Regular Flights to Toronto and Montreal
YSJ is located within 18km of the Saint John core


Temperature Climate
Average winter temperature of −8.2 °C (17.2 °F) and summer temperature of 25 °C (77 °F)


The Journey of Twisted Fitness

Fitness and personal training have always been a part of Amy Briggs life.…

William and James Crosby

The Crosby name has been a staple in family…

The Association Régionale de la Communauté francophone de Saint-Jean (ARCf) is expanding their program…

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.