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Our Community:

Why Greater Moncton?

Greater Moncton delivers a work/life balance by providing an environment where citizens and businesses can prosper in a culturally rich and family-friendly setting while still offering all the amenities of a large metropolis.

Greater Moncton is one of Canada’s fastest growing communities. People from all over the world have made Greater Moncton their home and this is makes the community as vibrant as ever!

But what really makes Greater Moncton the place to be?

• Most affordable real estate in Canada

• Best small city health care in Canada

• Average commute time of 12 minutes

• Warm water beaches & sailing 20 minutes from Moncton.

• 14 golf courses, some designed by PGA professionals

• Low crime rate; the safest large community in Atlantic Canada

• Best retail shopping environment in Atlantic Canada

• One-hour drive from two national parks

• Seven of NB’s top 16 tourism attractions are in the region

• Home to the only casino in New Brunswick

• Largest indoor arena in New Brunswick

• Home of the largest multi-function outdoor stadium in Atlantic Canada, having hosted the IAAF world junior athletic championships, an international track & field competitions and CFL games

• Considered Atlantic Canada’s entertainment hub, having hosted world renowned acts such as U2, Rolling Stones, AC/DC and Bruce Springsteen

Greater Moncton:

By The Numbers

• 2001-2016 – Fifth fastest growing community (by percentage) in Canada

• GDP growth expected at 1.6 per cent in 2018

• Population growth 4.1 per cent between 2011-2016

• $360 million in building permits in 2017 – highest ever

• More jobs created in Greater Moncton in last 25 years than rest of the province combined

• Unemployment rate is the lowest in New Brunswick and one of the lowest across Canada

• Best retail shopping environment in Atlantic Canada

• One-hour drive from two national parks

• Ranked as Top 10 Best Places to Do Business in Canada for five straight years

• The new $103 million, Centre Avenir Centre located in downtown Moncton

• TD Bank is bringing 1,000 jobs to the region over the next year

• Our member survey shows a high level of confidence in the economy

• Biggest challenge is one associated with growth – finding enough workers with the right labour skills

Our Community:

Immigration Services

Local Immigration Partnership

The City of Moncton has received funding from the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to create the Greater Moncton Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) Council.

For more information about immigration services, please contact the City of Moncton’s Department of Immigration Services by contacting immigration@moncton.ca or calling (506) 389-5937.

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Do you have a new business?

If you are opening a business, we strongly recommend that you also schedule a meeting with the Chamber to discuss the various benefits that are available to new business owners by contacting membership@gmcc.nb.ca or calling (506) 857-2883.

Greater Moncton:

Community Report Card

The Community Report Card is a comprehensive survey developed by the Chamber that asks residents to rate their satisfaction on a variety of issues, including municipal services, immigration, amalgamation, and quality of life.

The results are broken up by population percentages between Moncton, Riverview, and Dieppe, with information gathered through a mix of online panels and telephone surveys.

71% of residents agree that the downtown core is a vibrant place, with 67% agreeing it has significantly improved since last year.

90% of residents believe that Greater Moncton is either a good or excellent place to raise a family.

Over half the population either support or strongly support increasing immigration.

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Volunteering:

Get Involved

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton is rich with volunteers. Our committee members provide valuable expertise and assistance to support our events, advocacy and communication initiatives. Committee membership provides opportunities for you to grow your business network and learn or apply skills such as organizational management.

If you are interested in joining a Chamber Committee, please fill in the following form. Someone from the Chamber will contact you to discuss what committee you’re intersted in!

inspiring growth // inspirer la croissance