To help you decide if Saint John is the right fit for your business, our Investment Attraction Specialist will create a customized package for you – containing the data, resources, and local connections you need to evaluate.

Our team is here to ensure you have the information you need, when you need it.

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Key sectors

Our diverse industrial base keeps our region’s engine running year-round. Our economy includes everything from large-scale industrial operations to a host of small businesses.

Key sectors are as follows:

Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
The Saint John region is home to a robust collection of ICT companies leveraging NBTel’s heritage of innovation and talent incubation. Companies like Radian6 (now Salesforce Marketing Cloud), Innovatia, Mariner Partners, and a wide variety of up-and-coming businesses are building value doing exciting things with code.

Energy and petrochemical
Saint John is host to the Irving Oil Refinery – the country’s largest; Irving Oil’s world headquarters; and Canaport LNG. These industrial powerhouses are powerful magnets for related businesses and a highly specialized workforce of tradespeople. Renewable Energy is also a growing sector in the our region. Saint John Energy is working on wind and solar projects and was awarded the Sustainable Electricity Company™ designation for its commitment to sustainable business practices, the first company to earn this designation in eastern Canada.

Manufacturing & fabrication
The Saint John region’s manufacturing and fabrication industry is diverse and skilled – including companies like Bourque Industrial, Lorneville Mechanical, and Walcott Machining and Fabrication. These businesses leverage our rail and highway connections, as well as facilities at Port Saint John to get their products to market and stay connected to the global marketplace.

Healthcare and health sciences
Boasting the province’s largest hospital, a level 1 trauma centre; NBCC’s Allied Health program; Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick; UNB’s faculty of nursing – one of Canada’s most competitive programs; and Canadian Blood Services Saint John, the Saint John region is undoubtedly a centre for health research and education.

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