Positioned half-way between the UK and BC, Saint John offers an extended-hours advantage to businesses on the West Coast who have European customers.

Saint John bridges the gap between BC and UK



When Vancouver-based IT company Appnovation was looking for an eastern location to better cover its customers’ time zones, Saint John stepped up. Invest NB and Enterprise Saint John worked together to identify real estate opportunities and workforce solutions, ensuring that Appnovation was aware of the many benefits of tapping into the city’s burgeoning IT community. Saint John’s Atlantic time zone, placing it within four hours of the United Kingdom, helped to position the region as a key contender for the new offices, while Saint John’s affordability, vibrant community and regional connections eventually won out over other possible choices. Creating up to 63 jobs over three years, Appnovation now joins a growing network of IT and innovation throughout the city core.