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.

THE SAINT JOHN REGION:
ALWAYS MOVING FORWARD

Location
A global gateway offering an intermodal transportation and logistics hub
Balance
Life is better here with short commutes – work, play and explore all within 20 minutes
Bay of Fundy
Access the natural spectacle of the highest tides in the world
Talent
A growing, highly-educated workforce supported by universities and colleges
Affordable
Housing prices in the urban core and family-friendly surrounding communities are a fraction of those in big cities
Heritage
Canada’s first incorporated city with extraordinary architecture and history
Innovation
An emerging hotbed for health and social innovation, energy, logistics and tech
Career Growth
Multiple billion-dollar companies are headquartered here along with ambitious entrepreneurs
Maritime Culture
Warm, friendly, welcoming people shaped by water
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STATS & FACTS

132,499
Population

$330,000
Average Single Family Home Price

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

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

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

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

7.9 percent
Unemployment Rate

Drone shot of uptown Saint John at night.
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