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Greater Moncton Area Information


Moncton New Brunswick

Canada's first officially bilingual city  (2002)

In the 2006 census, Moncton was officially designated a Census Metropolitan Area and became the largest metropolitan area in the province of New Brunswick. 

Employment Briefs

Several arms of the Irving corporate empire have their head offices and major operations in greater Moncton. These include Midland Transport, Majesta/Royale Tissues, Irving Personal Care, Master Packaging, Brunswick News and Cavendish Farms. The Irving group of companies employs several thousand people in the Moncton region 

There are 37 call centres in the city which employ over 5000 people.Several arms of the Irving corporate empire have their head offices and major operations in greater Moncton. These include Midland Transport, Majesta/Royale Tissues, Irving Personal Care, Master Packaging, Brunswick News and Cavendish Farms. The Irving group of companies employs several thousand people in the Moncton region     Several arms of the Irving corporate empire have their head offices and major operations in greater Moncton. These include Midland Transport, Majesta/Royale Tissues, Irving Personal Care, Master Packaging, Brunswick News and Cavendish Farms. The Irving group of companies employs several thousand people in the Moncton region Several arms of the Irving corporate empire have their head offices and major operations in greater Moncton. These include Midland Transport, Majesta/Royale Tissues, Irving Personal Care, Master Packaging, Brunswick News and Cavendish Farms. The Irving group of companies employs several thousand people in the Moncton region   

Statistics Canada: Moncton was the sixth fastest-growing city in Canada between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010, with a population growth rate of 17.7 per 1,000 people. 

Canadian Business Journal: Featured Moncton in its November 2011 issue highlighting the city as a place that "gets things done."  

Moncton added more than 25,000 jobs to its workforce since 1990.

Annual employment in Moncton remains strong in historical terms (70,200 in December 2010).

Housing Glance

Home sales in 2010 reached the fourth highest level in history. There were twice as many houses sold in 2010 than a decade ago.With an average price of $153,558 in 2010, Moncton remains one of the most affordable housing markets in Canada.

Total value of building permits issued in 2010 period reached a high of $147 million.Moncton is known as the retail hub of the Maritimes with more than 1.3 million people living within a 2.5-hour drive.

Retails sales reach $2.14 billion in 2009, 26% higher than the Canadian Cities’ average. 

MoneySense Magazine: In 2010, ranked Moncton the fifth best place to live in Canada.  

The choice is obvious! Premiere shopping, multicultural dining, major concerts attracting world-renowned artists, Moncton has fun family activities for all four seasons.

Come see for yourself why Reader’s Digest named Moncton the most polite city in Canada in their 2007 Canadian Courtesy Test.    Moncton has never had more to offer! This city is a destination of choice for its natural beauty, recreational activities, and the best business opportunities in Canada.

Public Transportaion

AIR: Carriers include Air Canada, Air Canada Jazz, and WestJet Airlines. Daily passenger services operate within the region with frequent flights to all major points.

BUS: Codiac Transit provides local bus service throughout Greater Moncton Monday through Saturday as well as Thursday and Friday evenings. For information/schedules call (506) 857-2008 weekdays from 6 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


MARITIME BUS is the intercity bus line providing daily service to and from most Maritime cities. For schedules and fares call (506) 854-2023.


ABILITY TRANSIT is a special service available to residents and visitors alike. Transportation is limited to individuals who have serious mobility problems due to a physical disability. For information/schedules call (506) 853-3055.


RAIL: Greater Moncton is served by Via Rail with connections east to our Maritime neighbors, and west to Quebec and Montreal, For schedules and information call (506) 857-9830. From outside New Brunswick call 1-800-561-3952. 

 

Greater Moncton Quick Stats

(within 15 km)

Population Greater Moncton: 124,055  

Language Distribution:

Anglophone: 77,345 (62%)
Francophone: 42,925 (35%)
French & English: 1,085 (1%)
Other: 2,555 (2%)

Hospitals: 2 (800 beds)

Universities: 2

Community Colleges: 2

Other: 11

High Schools: 5

Elementary & Middle Schools: 36