New Brunswick, along with Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, is considered the Atlantic province of Canada. It was from these seaside regions that the development and colonization of the region began long ago. The first Europeans appeared here in the XV century - they were Basque fishermen. Then, in 1534, the expedition of Jacques Cartier, studying the Atlantic coast of Canada, approached the eastern coast of New Brunswick.

And, finally, the first colony was established in 1604 by the French, who arrived with de Champlain. Thus New France was born. Throughout the century, with varying success, the British and French fought for this land, indigenous people involved in the conflict - the tribes of the Mikmakov, Abenaki and Beothuk. In this confrontation, according to the peace treaty of 1713 England received Acadia.

The eastern territory of New Brunswick, washed by the ocean, adjoins the Island of Prince Edward - the famous Confederate bridge erected over the Northumberland Strait, provides a link between the two provinces. In the north and center of New Brunswick, the spurs of the Appalachians rise, in the southeast lowlands dominate, and the south is decorated with Caledonian hills framing the picturesque Bay of Fundy - one of the best national parks of the continent.

A significant part of New Brunswick is occupied by rivers and lakes. The local landscapes are so beautiful that this Canadian province is called a "picture". The region's economy is also largely based on inland water resources - water bodies and rivers are full of fish: sturgeon, trout, perch, salmon, herring, roach and many other species. The largest river of the province is St. John, its basin covers about half of the entire territory, and the most important cities are situated on its shores: Edmondson, St. John and the capital Fredericton. In addition, there are many small towns and villages.

Economy and Employment

There are rich deposits of minerals, including gold, copper, silver, coal, peat, natural gas and many others. Well-developed woodworking industry - New Brunswick exports wood and finished furniture. There are also a lot of oil refineries and shipbuilding enterprises, pulp and food products are produced, peat is being developed, which provides New Brunswick with a leading position in the energy sector. A significant share in the economy belongs to agriculture and fisheries. Famous choice potatoes are exported to the USA and Europe, and the annual potato festival attracts thousands of tourists.

Manufacturing has been progressing in recent years, resulting in many vacancies Leading the manufacturing industries are food and beverages, followed by pulp and paper furniture, metal processing and transportation equipment. Tourism has been a major source of job creation in the last decade.


New Brunswick plays an important historical role in the development of higher education in Canada because it was in this province that the first English-language University of New Brunswick in the country was first opened. Moreover, the Provincial University of Mount Ellison was the first to award a bachelor's degree to women. Currently, the province of New Brunswick can be an excellent place of study for international students who are oriented to receive a quality education with an affordable cost of living.

About eight hundred thousand people live in the province of New Brunswick, of which about five thousand are foreign students. The largest cities of New Brunswick - Fredericton, Moncton and St. John - are also the educational centers of the province.

If you have enrolled in a long program at any New Brunswick school, your children may be eligible for free schooling at a general education school. This helps parents save tens of thousands of dollars.

After graduation, you will be eligible for a post-graduation work permit, which will allow you to officially work in Canada.


According to Canadian Law, all provinces and territories provide universal, publicly funded health care to all citizens and legal residents of Canada. In other words, most basic health services are available to the patient at no cost. Certain procedures that are not considered necessary (such as cosmetic surgery and a number of dental care procedures) are generally not covered, but the list of free services differ from province to province. New Brunswick Medicare covers most medically required services, which is provided by medical practitioners. In addition to Medicare, health insurance can be purchased from major private sector insurers.


Saint John

Italian explorer John Cabot triggered great interest in Newfoundland (after traveling in 1497 on behalf of King Henry VII of England), when he described "the sea is replete with fish so that if you simply throw a basket in it, you will get it back with the fish." Cabot initiated mass resettlement in the New World, and St. Johns became the center of fishing and one of the most ancient and lively settlements. Fishing, oil exploration works are underway, ships from hundreds of countries come to the port. Residents of St. John's are known for their hospitality.


Fredericton is the capital of New Brunswick. The city was named in honor of Frederick - the second son of the English King George III. The population is 56, 000 people, with the suburbs - about 95,000.

The climate in the city is moderately continental, softened by the influence of the Atlantic Ocean. Winter is cold and snowy, the summer is warm and rainy.

Fredericton is less susceptible to immigration than most capitals of other Canadian provinces, however, its population is increasing. About 99% of citizens communicate in English, while every fourth is fluent in the second official language of the province - French.


Moncton is quiet, calm, but at the same time quite developed and interesting. This city seems to be a friendly and quiet place. Perhaps, that is why there is rather an intensive population growth in Moncton.

This city is located on the Ptikodyak River in the southeast of New Brunswick. Moncton is the second largest city in the province after St. John. The population of the city is almost 65,000 people. Different ethnic groups live here, but most of all there are Anglophones (63.1%), second place is occupied by Francophones (33.1%).

The nature in Moncton is amazing – these are excellent parks and magnificent woodlands. Winters are cold and snowy.

The city lies at the junction of highways and railways. There are industries like textile, machine construction, metalworking, and food. As for education, the city has a Moncton University. This is the most important French university in the province of New Brunswick. There are also three branches that are located in Moncton, Edmondson, and Shippagan. The disciplines are taught in French. The core students are Franco-Acadians. Every year Moncton attracts many tourists who come and become amazed by the natural beauties of Canada, its famous national parks and other attractions.

New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)

New Brunswick, like other provinces, has its own immigration program - the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program. Through this program, future immigrants with the skills and experience required by the province can obtain a New Brunswick Provincial Nomination Certificate that will allow a foreign citizen to apply for permanent residence in Canada and significantly accelerate immigration.

Express Entry Labor Market Stream - a program for qualified professionals who received a nomination from the province of New Brunswick. The program operates through the Express Entry system.
Skilled Worker with Employer Support - a program for qualified professionals who received an invitation to work from a Canadian employer.
Entrepreneurial – for professionals who are willing to invest a business in the province and move there with their families.
Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial - a program for international graduates from accredited New Brunswick universities or community colleges who have already started a business and operate it for at least a year.
Skilled Worker with Family Support – for skilled worker applicants who have a spouse or common-law partner to support them in settling in Canada.
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Project – for NB employers to help them hire full-time, non-seasonal international job seekers.