We need more people living and working in the Greater Saint John area. Boosting the number of people attracted to or retained in our communities will be critical to establishing a workforce supporting economic growth in the years ahead.
Local demographics could be the biggest barrier to economic growth moving forward.
- More jobs, more people, and a more attractive business environment.
- Steady, long-term growth for greater Saint John.
Labour market Information
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Filling Unfilled Jobs
Recruitment, is an issue for companies across Canada, including Greater Saint John. To help address the challenge, we have developed an active database filled with hundreds of people who want to live and work in Greater Saint John. These are people we’ve met at job fairs, people who have recently moved to Saint John, people who want to move back to Saint John and people who have decided Saint John is the place they want to live and work.
Employers are encouraged to contact our Workforce Attraction and Retention Officer, Julia Skidan at email@example.com to share their requirements, and explore our talent database.
Interested in finding a job in Greater Saint John?
- Click here to submit your resume and get connected to employers in the Greater Saint John region.
- JOIN THE SAINT JOHN TALENT GROUP on LinkedIn where we bring together employers, consultants and talent, all with the aim of developing Greater Saint John’s workforce.
Building a robust and diverse workforce starts with retention. By creating opportunities, we’ll keep our best and brightest here in Greater Saint John.
Helping our young people and newcomers see entrepreneurship as a career option opens up a world of possibility here at home.
Our Entrepreneurial Pipeline Project will grow our start-up community and feed key skills into the workforce by giving our young people the tools and skills relevant to today’s economy.
Follow what the kids are up to on the IDEA Centre Facebook Page or its YouTube channel.
Newcomer Retention and Business Start-up Help
The Business Immigrant Mentorship Program (BIMP) is located in Saint John and administered by ConnexionWorks. If you’re a new immigrant interested in starting a business and need assistance, this program provides business training and mentorship.
You can join if you have moved to Canada under any of the following criteria:
- International student
- Permanent resident
- Provincial nominee
- Family class
- Individuals with work permit
- Temporary foreign workers
Major EmployersChoose Saint John
We have a diverse economy with major employers in a variety of sectors including Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, Health & Life Sciences and ICT.
The following list includes medium to large companies currently employing people in Greater Saint John:
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.
Explore Greater Saint John’s key sectors.