Reasons Why

Moncton has been named the Best City in Canada to Find a Job and one of Canada’s Top Ten Happiest Cities.

Reasons why Moncton is a great place to call home:

  • One of Canada’s most cost-competitive cities for doing business
  • Affordable cost of living, 4% below the national average (
  • Affordable and available real estate with a dynamic and growing downtown
  • A welcoming, supportive, bilingual community
  • A high quality of life in a community known for being safe and friendly
  • Excellent job and education opportunities
  • Wonderful recreation facilities and programs
  • Beautiful natural surroundings, and excellent air and water quality
Strong Business Environment

If you’re looking for the most cost-competitive place to live and grow your business, Moncton is hard to beat.

Opportunity lives here. The potential for trade and investment is excellent. Real estate, incentives, labour and technology are readily available and accessible, at low cost.

Moncton’s strong business environment, quality of life, strategic east coast location, and growing economy are why international businesses are increasingly drawn here. We’re especially strong in the sectors of finance, technology, business process outsourcing, and information and communication technology.

Our dynamic downtown core continues to grow, offering great development opportunities and a fibre centre that connects Moncton to the entire world.
And helping you succeed is a priority for us because your success is our success!

High Quality of Life

Moncton wins the popular vote as one of the best cities to live in Canada. And it’s no wonder considering the high quality of life the city offers.

When you come to Moncton, you join a friendly bilingual community with a low cost of living and really affordable and attractive real estate options – all in a city whose economy is growing.

Raise your family in a safe community known to have some of the best drinking water in the country that’s surrounded by fabulous green spaces and rugged natural beauty.

When you set up your business here, you’ll be in a strategic location with transportation links into the US and to the rest of Canada while having access to a talented workforce. Newcomers are able to find jobs easily in industries that include healthcare, manufacturing, finance and insurance, ICT, small business, management and retail.

The city also boasts an excellent school system and robust post-secondary education options available in both English and French. Our sophisticated healthcare system is also available in both official languages, and you’ll be eligible for coverage three months after establishing permanent residency.

Want to know more about how to get here? There are several ways to immigrate to Canada that you can find here. And visit the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program and learn about their Express Entry system.


See Why Moncton Is the Top Choice

Moncton is set to outpace the rest of Canada in employment growth.

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Moncton’s world-class reputation continues to attract international newcomers.

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Moncton’s population is on the rise.

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Low-cost real estate means Moncton offers very affordable housing.

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View the Greater Moncton Immigration Strategy 2014-2018 (PDF, 4 MB)

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What Moncton Offers Foreign Investors

Our team is dedicated to supporting you as you set up and expand. This includes:

  • Support as you set up your investment projects
  • Information on financing and tax breaks
  • Introduction to key partners and experts
  • Support with governmental processes
  • Assistance with site selection
  • Special assistance for immigrant entrepreneurs
  • Statistics about main economic indicators
  • Information on local investment conditions
  • Impact analysis for investment projects
  • Regional economic studies
  • Detailed portraits of key industries
  • Statistical data on the main economic indicators
Immigrate Here


A strong business environment. A dynamic downtown. A bilingual workforce. These are just a few reasons why more and more business people and skilled workers from around the globe are choosing to locate in Moncton.

Whether you’re looking to put your skills to work in one of our thriving industry sectors, or start a business of your own, Moncton welcomes the opportunity to make you feel at home. And, as one of Canada’s friendliest, safest and most affordable cities, Moncton is also an ideal place to raise a family.

See below for more information about programs and resources available to help you with the immigration process.


The NBNP is a provincial program that encourages skilled individuals from around the world to apply for permanent residency in New Brunswick. As an economic program, the NBNP selects and nominates qualified business people and skilled workers to come live in New Brunswick and contribute to the local economy.

The program includes a new Express Entry to the New Brunswick Labour Market Stream. Applicants are asked to complete an application form and submit it to the NBPNP. Details are provided on the NBPNP Express Entry page.

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

To get the most recent and reliable information about immigration to Canada, visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website. This site provides everything you will need to know to visit, study, work in or immigrate to Canada. This includes how to apply for a permanent resident card, citizenship or refugee protection.
Visit or telephone 1-888-242-2100.

Greater Moncton Immigration

Learn what to do before and after you immigrate to Greater Moncton to live, work or study here! Visit the new Greater Moncton Immigration website.