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Living in Saint John, New Brunswick

Confusingly, there are two Saint John’s in Canada: Saint John, New Brunswick and Saint John’s in Newfoundland and Labrador. The popularity of the name harks back to the first settlers in Canada who were religious exiles from Great Britain and Ireland. In Saint John, New Brunswick, evidence of these original expats can still be seen in the splendor of the Christchurch Cathedral, one of the best examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the country, as well as in the old English and French trading posts dotted around the city. Like much of the east coast of Canada, Saint John has a diverse residential and expatriate population, including a huge number of Brits. Expats living in Saint John should not find it hard to make new friends to experience the Saint John night-life with, but if you are worried about fitting in or not sure how to meet new people, sign up for free on InterNations. In our active expat community you can use the discussion groups or forums to get in touch with and get advice from fellow expatriates in Saint John and across the world.

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Moving to Saint John

Saint John is known as "The Fundy City" due to its location on the Bay of Fundy. Although the weather can get quite cool and windy, the city is somewhat sheltered from the elements by the bay, which looks across to Nova Scotia. Expats living in Saint John should take some time to get their bearings, for example, by climbing up to Fort Howe and taking in the panoramic view of the city and harbor. Saint John is easily accessed from the United States of America, as it is just a few miles north of the state of Maine. However, many expatriates moving to Saint John or other parts of the country tend to underestimate the sheer size of Canada, so don’t plan any road trips or long journeys until you get there – while it may seem as though Boston is just a stone’s throw from Saint John on a map, in actual fact it is an 8 hour journey by car.

Working in Saint John

Canada has been popular among expats for years. As a member of the commonwealth, many young people from Britain, Australia and New Zealand rush to Canada make the most of their 2-year work visas, and many end up staying on. Before making plans to work in Saint John, make sure you have the correct visas and permits – even if you are a fellow commonwealth member, there could be some restrictions on your working visa, particularly if you have overstayed a previous visa working period. Speak to fellow expats about any visa concerns you may have in regard to working in Saint John. Just sign up on InterNations and use the opportunity to get in touch with seasoned expatriates via our discussion groups and forums or even private messages.

Andrey Vasilyev

"When moving to a huge city such as Vancouver, InterNations made it easy for me to find fellow expats and the network that I needed."

Amarilis Castillo

"InterNations make networking in such a large city so much easier with their events and extensive information."