FREDERICTON               •      2013  NEWCOMERS GUIDEWWW.FREDERICTON.CA   506-460-2020
Table of ContentsQuick Reference.............................................................................................
Welcome / OverviewOn behalf of the City Fredericton, I extend a warm welcome to you and yourfamily! Fredericton is a vibra...
About Fredericton                                                                                  Did You Know?          ...
SeasonsSeason           Date                               Average Temp.                 Did You Know?Spring           Mar...
Living in Fredericton                                                              Did You Know?                          ...
Where to search:Classified section in local newspapers, in Fredericton the major daily is The                             ...
HeatingHomes in Fredericton are generally heated with electricity, natural gas or       Phone & Internetoil. Some homes ma...
Family DoctorsThe Province of New Brunswick maintains a list of New Brunswick patients         Fredericton Medical Clinics...
DentistsFredericton has more than 40 dentists. Consult the Yellow Pages                    Family Friendly Citywww.yellowp...
WaterThe City of Fredericton prides itself on the quality and quantity of its water      Cultural Capitalsupply. We have i...
Fredericton has numerous elementary and middle schools, and two highschools. Fredericton High School http://frederictonhig...
Highlights include:     Fantastic golf with 7 local courses                                                 Major Attracti...
Working & Studying in Fredericton                                               Business ServicesEmployment               ...
Business Parkswww.teamfredericton.com/en/runway/Runway.asp                          Did You Know?                         ...
Universities                                                                                   Get Involved!Fredericton is...
Maritime College of Forestry                  Off-Campus Life                                 Technology (MCFT)           ...
New Brunswick College of Craft                                 and Design (NBCCD)                              Shopping Di...
Immigrating to Fredericton                                                           Libraries! Libraries!                ...
CurrencyThe national currency is the Canadian Dollar. Banknotes come in                     Staying Activedenominations of...
TaxesThe Good and Services Tax (GST) is a tax that applies to most goods and              Other Publicationsservices in Ca...
Newcomers ReceptionsThe City of Fredericton hosts semi-annual newcomer receptions at City Hall        Multi-Cultural Assoc...
New Residents – Useful Information                                                                             Go Fred    ...
Health Clinics – www.yellowpages.ca query “medical clinics” or see     phone book                                         ...
Vehicle Registration & License – Service NB, 432 Queen St., 453-2410,      Meetings Matter     www.snb.ca                 ...
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  1. 1. FREDERICTON • 2013 NEWCOMERS GUIDEWWW.FREDERICTON.CA 506-460-2020
  2. 2. Table of ContentsQuick Reference................................................................................................................2Welcome / Overview ..................................................................... 3About Fredericton .......................................................................... 4Our Population ..................................................................................................................4Our Weather ......................................................................................................................4Air Access ............................................................................................................................5Local Media ........................................................................................................................5Living in Fredericton....................................................................... 6Housing/ Real Estate ......................................................................................................6Transportation ..................................................................................................................8Health Care .........................................................................................................................8Municipal Services........................................................................................................ 10Education ......................................................................................................................... 11Year-Round Recreation & Fitness .......................................................................... 12Working & Studying in Fredericton ............................................... 14Employment.................................................................................................................... 14Business Support .......................................................................................................... 14Universities ..................................................................................................................... 16Immigrating to Fredericton .......................................................... 19New to Canada? ............................................................................................................. 19Politics ............................................................................................................................... 21Multiculturalism ............................................................................................................ 21Immigration Resources .............................................................................................. 22New Residents – Useful Information .................................................................... 23Quick ReferenceTo assist with your relocation process, we are pleased to provide the followinginformation:Digital Tour: www.teamfredericton.com/en/videos.aspCommunity Profile: www.teamfredericton.com/en/communityprofile/Current Relocation Information: www.teamfredericton.com/en/relocating/2012 Fredericton Supplement: www.teamfredericton.com/en/publications/Visitor Guide: www.tourismfredericton.ca (attractions, restaurants & shops)2 WWW.FREDERICTON.CA
  3. 3. Welcome / OverviewOn behalf of the City Fredericton, I extend a warm welcome to you and yourfamily! Fredericton is a vibrant, culturally-diverse city where you can enjoyaffordable, safe living, a balanced lifestyle with abundant recreational andcultural amenities, short commutes, clean drinking water, healthcare andpremium educational facilities. It is no wonder the city was named "AmongCanadas Top Ten Best Places to Live" six years running by MoneySense, anda Cultural Capital of Canada!We hope this kit and resources contained within answer your essentialquestions about life in Fredericton, and assist with your relocation process.Welcome home!BRAD WOODSIDEMayorSocial Media City of Fredericton www.facebook.com/CityOfFredericton @CityFredGov twitter.com/CityFredGov3 WWW.FREDERICTON.CA
  4. 4. About Fredericton Did You Know? Fredericton is the Capital of the Situated along the scenic St. John Province of New Brunswick River, Fredericton was originally located in the Maritimes, which inhabited by the Maliseet and includes the provinces of New Mi’kmaq who hunted, fished, and Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, grew crops. Intermittently for 100 and Nova Scotia. Fredericton is years, the French and English fought within an hour’s drive to the U.S. for ownership of Nova Scotia, which Interstate 95 - the major American included the City of Fredericton. It north-south corridor; within a was not until 1784 that the area day’s drive of Halifax, Toronto and north of the Bay of Fundy was New York; less than an hour away known as New Brunswick. Earlyfrom Saint John - the region’s busiest seaport; and just a fifteen-minute Fredericton industries includeddrive from the Fredericton Airport. mills, a canoe factory, tanneries, carriage and wagon manufacturers,Fredericton has a high concentration of knowledge industry companies, breweries and broom factories. Infour universities and the fourth highest university-educated population in the 20th century, the city’s industriesCanada. More than 60 R&D organizations, emerging growth clusters in bio evolved to universities, reinforcingsciences, clean technology, and aerospace & defence, and the most Fredericton’s education and culturalengineers per capita in the entire country. As the provincial capital, centric feel.Fredericton is also home to many government departments.The majestic St. John River runs through the heart of downtown, providingbeauty and green space. Fredericton has more than 88km of walking trails,and 3076 acres of parkland within city limits. You’ll find engaging history,world-class art galleries, gourmet delights and Maritime friendliness inperfect balance.Our PopulationThere are over 322,670 (2006) people living within a 100 km radius of thecapital city including Fredericton. The Greater Fredericton Region has atotal population of 124,172 (2006), and Frederictons CensusAgglomeration (CA) population in 2011 was 94,268.Our WeatherFredericton is located inland from the Atlanticocean. As a result of this, it has highersummer temperatures and lower wintertemperatures than New Brunswick coastallocations such as Saint John and Moncton.Fredericton has a semi-continental climatewith a warm summer and a cold winter. Snowdepths of 1+ cm are seen approximately 105 days each year.4 WWW.FREDERICTON.CA
  5. 5. SeasonsSeason Date Average Temp. Did You Know?Spring March 21 to June 21 4 to 16°C Fredericton enjoys a delightfullySummer June 21 to September 21 12 to 24°C sunny climate, averaging aroundFall September 21 to December 21 6 to 12°C 2,000 hours of sunshine each year.Winter December 21 to March 21 -10 to -1°C The average rainfall for Fredericton is around 885 millimeters annually.Air AccessNew Brunswick’s capital city airport is conveniently located only minutesfrom downtown Fredericton and CFB Gagetown – the primary trainingcentre for Canada’s military. The Fredericton International Airport isserved by Air Canada with direct, daily flights to Toronto, Montreal, Ottawaand Halifax – connecting you to the world. Seasonal flights are alsoavailable. th Fredericton ranked 8 in the world for clean air (World Health Organization)Local MediaNewspapersThe Daily Gleaner www.canadaeast.comThe Telegraph Journal telegraphjournal.comTimes & Transcript www.timestranscript.canadaeast.comThe Brunswickan www.thebruns.caThe Aquinian www.theaquinian.netRadioFredericton’s radio stations are a great way to stay current with news andother information.CBC Radio 99.5 FM www.cbc.caCapital 106.9 FM www.capitalfm.caCHSR 97.9 FM www.unb.ca/chsrCJPN 90.5 FM @cjpnfm on TwitterThe New HOT 92.3 FM thenewhot923.comKHJ Country 1260 AM & 95.1/103.5 FM www.khj.caThe Fox 105.3 FM www.foxrocks.caJoy FM 96.5 www.joyfm.caCJRI Radio 104.5 www.cjrifm.com5 WWW.FREDERICTON.CA
  6. 6. Living in Fredericton Did You Know? New Brunswick is the only officiallyHousing/ Real Estate bilingual province in Canada with approximately 22% of theTemporary Housing population having knowledge ofYou may require temporary housing following your arrival, while searching both French and English.for a permanent home. ____________________________________Refer to the Yellow Pages or telephone book under Hotels, Motels or Bed &Breakfast or visit www.tourismfredericton.ca for a list of accommodations. New Brunswick HolidaysIf arriving in the summer, both the University of New Brunswick and St. New Years Day – January 1Thomas University rent residence rooms/suites. Visit these links foradditional information: Good Friday – March 29UNB: http://www.unb.ca Victoria Day – May 20St Thomas: http://w3.stu.ca Canada Day – July 1Renting an Apartment or House New Brunswick Day – August 5Fredericton has a variety of apartments and houses available for rent. It iscommon for a lease to be required, meaning you are committing to rent for Labour Day – September 2a specified period of time. Thanksgiving – October 14The government of New Brunswick has a Rentalsman, a department whosemandate includes ensuring both landlords and tenants behave responsibly, Remembrance Day – November 11and to mediate disputes when they arise. You can find information aboutrenting on their web site: http://www.snb.ca/irent Christmas Day – December 25 Boxing Day – December 26To find houses and apartments available for rent in Fredericton: kijiji.ca http://nbrent.canadaeast.com/classifieds/forrent/&pub=4 capartments.com. Classified section in local newspapers, in Fredericton the major daily is The Daily GleanerBuying a HouseAccording to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation HousingMarket Outlook report released in Fall 2012, the average price for a single-detached home in Fredericton is $258,000.Source: www03.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/...Purchasing a house is a good investment, but the process takes some time.You may search on your own, or enlist the services of a real estate agentwho can assist with the process.6 WWW.FREDERICTON.CA
  7. 7. Where to search:Classified section in local newspapers, in Fredericton the major daily is The Did You Know?Daily Gleaner, www.mls.ca, www.kijiji.ca, www.realtor.ca, and NB Power, one of Canada’s largestwww.propertyguys.com. per capita exporters of electricity, isReal estate agents (www.yellowpages.ca). a provincial crown corporation. Its net generating capacity is 4006 MWThe Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is an excellent at 13 generating stations and threeresource for information on buying a house in Canada. www.cmhc- combustion turbines, and it isschl.gc.ca/... electrically interconnected with neighboring states and provinces. NB Power’s rates are very affordableProperty Tax Rates (2013) compared to New England and otherThe City of Fredericton has the lowest property tax rate of all New Canadian provinces.Brunswick cities. Source: NB Power, Phone: 1-800- Non-Residential (Commercial) 663-6272, www.nbpower.com.*Inside City Rate 1.4211 x 1.5 = 2.1317 Smart GridProvincial Tax Rate 1.4573 x 1.5 = 2.1859 In January 2013, Siemens Canada and NB Power announcedProvincial Tax Rate (Assessment & Collection) 0.0194 Fredericton will be the home of both Total $4.3370 a smart grid centre of competence (COC) and a research &Business Improvement Area (if applicable) 0.20 development (R&D) centre. $4.5370 What is a Smart Grid? Residential Inside Outside An intelligent, self-monitoring,City Rate $1.4211 $1.0658 highly automated power supply network that can be betterProvincial Rate 1.4573 1.4573 controlled than a conventional system.Provincial Rate (Assessment & Collection) 0.0194 0.0194 Sub-total 2.8978 2.5425 It is equipped with innovative information and communicationLess Provincial Tax Credit (1.4573) (1.4573) technology, in order to enable end- Total Tax Bill $1.4405 $1.0852 to-end data flow from the generatorSource City of Fredericton - Finance to the consumer and in the other direction.Notes: *City receives the revenue. The 1.5 represents the business tax rate. The property tax rates apply to allproperties (land and buildings) within City limits, per $100 of assessment. Depending on zoning, the City Whereas in a conventional supplygenerally pays the $2.1229 Property Tax Rate above, or the Residential Rate of $1.4767. Non-owner occupied network generation follows theresidential properties are taxed at the residential rate of $2.8378 plus 0.05 cents Residential Tenancy pattern of consumption, a SmartAdministration Fee, for a total of $2.8878. The combined tax base assessment 2013 over 2012 was increased by4.95%. The base used for 2013 to set the tax rate was $6,392,645,032 including Federal properties. Grid controls consumption depending on the available ofNon-residential tax rate: electrical energy in the network.*The Province of New Brunswick levies a property tax on non-residential property within municipal http://www.siemens.ca/web/portal/boundaries. As you can see, a development in the downtown core pays a total rate of $4.4545. Of that total, the en/Press-Archive/Infrastructure-City collects $2.1317, or 48% of the total tax charged. The Province of New Brunswick collects the majority of taxin the form of the Provincial Tax Rate, i.e. $2.1035 + 0.0194 = $2.1229 per $100 of assessment. The BIA levy of Cities/Pages/Siemens-Canada-0.20 is a tax imposed upon the downtown businesses by themselves. opens-smart-grid-centre-of- competence-in-Fredericton-For tax assessment or payment related tax inquiries, please contact the NewBrunswick.aspxProvince of New Brunswick - Service NB at: www.snb.ca or 1-888-762-8600.7 WWW.FREDERICTON.CA
  8. 8. HeatingHomes in Fredericton are generally heated with electricity, natural gas or Phone & Internetoil. Some homes may also have a wood-burning stove or furnace. Your realestate agent or landlord can assist with the process to activate an account Telephonewith any of these heating providers. Major providers include: Local telephone providers include:Electricity: NB Power a provincial crown corporation. Phone: 1-800-663- Bell Aliant: www.aliant.net or6272, www.nbpower.com. 1-866-425-4268Natural Gas: Enbridge Gas New Brunswick. Phone: 1-800-994-2762,www.naturalgasnb.com. Rogers: www.rogers.com orOil: Numerous companies sell home heating oil, and will deliver directly to 1-888-764-3771your home. Check the Yellow Pages or www.yellowpages.ca. For cellular (mobile) phone service, please refer to the Yellow Pages forTransportation various providers.Public Transit InternetFredericton’s public transit is an easy and environmentally friendly way to In New Brunswick two majorget around the city. For bus rates and schedules visit: internet providers are:http://www.fredericton.ca/en/transportation/.... Bell Aliant: 1-866-425-4268 orIntercity Bus www.aliant.netMaritime Bus motorcoach company allows users to travel throughout the Rogers: 1-888-764-3771 orMaritimes. Visit www.maritimebus.com or call 1-800-575-1807 for ratesand schedules. www.rogers.com TelevisionTaxi Bell Aliant: 1-866-425-4268 orThere are several taxi-cab companies in Fredericton, and they can be found www.aliant.netlisted under “Taxi” in the Yellow Pages. Rogers: 1-888-764-3771 orBicycle www.rogers.comFredericton has more than 88 km of trails for biking (and walking), and hasdesignated bikes lanes on roads throughout the city. Shaw Direct Satellite: 1-888-554- 7827 www.shawdirect.caHealth CareFredericton has quality health care facilities and services, operated byHorizon Health Network, the largest health authority in Atlantic Canada.Fredericton is home to the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital,providing a 24-hour physician-staffed emergency department. There iscomprehensive medical coverage in Canada under the Medicare program.Health Insurance (Provincial)To apply for health insurance coverage under NB Medicare, phone:1-888-762-8600, http://www.gnb.ca/....8 WWW.FREDERICTON.CA
  9. 9. Family DoctorsThe Province of New Brunswick maintains a list of New Brunswick patients Fredericton Medical Clinicswithout a family doctor. When a new family physician enters practice or a Walk-in, non-emergency health carepracticing physician can take on more patients, they consult this list. Regent Street Medical CentreTo be placed on the list of New Brunswick residents without a family 1015 Regent Streetdoctor, call 1-866-554-5959. Monday to Friday, 6 pm to 10 pm Weekends & most holidays:Other strategies for finding a family doctor: 1 pm to 5 pm Family physician practices are listed in the yellow pages under “Physicians and Surgeons”. Ask if they are accepting new patients Brookside Mall Medical Clinic or if they maintain a wait list. Located inside the mall Ask your friends and family members. Mon-Fri, 8:30 – 1:30 Watch the newspapers for announcements of new physicians Brookside Medical Clinic moving to the community Located in the medical office building in the northeast end of theTele-Care NB Brookside Mall parking lot.Tele-Care is a bilingual medical information line offered by NB Department Mon- Fri 6 pm to 10 pmof Health. Experienced nurses respond to your call 24 hours per day, 7 days Sat & Sun 1 pm to 5 pma week: Call 811 New Maryland After Hours MedicalAfter–Hours Medical Clinics ClinicAn after-hours clinic allows you to consult with a doctor quickly for non- 636 New Maryland Highwayemergency care. They require your Medicare care card. See sidebar for Route #101details of available walk-in, after-hours clinics. Monday to Friday, 5 pm to 9 pm. Beaverbrook Center After Hours Clinic 523 Dundonald Street, Suite 100 Mon-Wed: 4:30 pm until full. 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month: 12:30 pm until full.9 WWW.FREDERICTON.CA
  10. 10. DentistsFredericton has more than 40 dentists. Consult the Yellow Pages Family Friendly Citywww.yellowpages.ca or contact NB Dental Society: 506-452-8575, There are so many family-friendlywww.nbdental.com. activities in Fredericton! Here are just a few:OptometristsFredericton has more than 25 eye doctors. Consult the Yellow Pages Kingswood Entertainment Centrewww.yellowpages.ca or the New Brunswick Association of Optometrists, features a fitness and gymnastics506-458-8759, www.nbao.ca. centre, indoor playground including the “Laser Zone”, cosmic bowling,Elder Care and much more! Kingswoodpark.caFredericton has a number of nursing homes and other facilities for theelderly including: York Manor, Pine Grove, Stevens’ Care Home, Veterans Hartt Island offers a friendly resortHealth Unit, Windsor Court (apartments), Ste. Anne’s Court and Shannex. and park, the perfect mix ofRefer to the Yellow Pages, www.yellowpages.ca for contact information. relaxation and adventure. www.harttisland.caMunicipal ServicesPoliceFredericton is proud of its highly trained, professional and progressivegroup of men and women who put a compassionate face on police work.The Fredericton Police Force has provided quality service to its citizens for Science East with over 150 excitingover 150 years. hands-on science and technologyPhone: 460-2300 www.fredericton.ca/en/publicsafety/policeforce.asp exhibits for children. www.scienceeast.nb.caFireThe Fredericton Fire Department operates four fire stations including a www.Fredkid.com is a greatnew state-of-the-art fire training centre and a five-member Fire Prevention resource for information on family-Division that provides a number of community-based programs such as: oriented activities and resources.fire inspection, fire investigation, and public education.Phone: 460-2500 www.fredericton.ca/en/publicsafety/firedepartment.asp Empire Theatres 10 screens with great movies! Empiretheatres.com9-1-1 Emergency ServiceThe Province of New Brunswick operates a highly integrated, enhanced A Day in a Soldier’s Life Adventure911 system. Dialing this number on the telephone connects you to offers children a chance to dress inappropriate emergency service providers such as police, ambulance, fire the red tunic of the early 1800sand poison control. Emergency use only. British regiment and enjoy a tour of the Guardhouse, military office, cellWaste Disposal block, and restored Barracks room.Garbage and recycling are picked up weekly curbside. For schedule of TourismFredericton.cagarbage pickup dates visit:www.fredericton.ca/en/environment/mapgarbagecollection.asp.Household recycling is sorted at home into a grey or blue bin, based on thetype of material. For information on what is eligible for recycling and apick-up schedule, visit: www.frswc.ca10 WWW.FREDERICTON.CA
  11. 11. WaterThe City of Fredericton prides itself on the quality and quantity of its water Cultural Capitalsupply. We have invested heavily in state-of-the-art equipment and The city has numerous galleries andprocesses to ensure that our businesses and citizens have a first-class studios such as the famoussupply of safe, affordable water. Beaverbrook Art Gallery -- home to the Salvador Dali’s Santiago elAll Water Distribution staff are certified by the Association of Boards of GrandeCertification for Operating Personnel. Fredericton is firmly committed tomaintaining its leadership in water quality.The majority of properties in the City are billed at a quarterly rate,including meter rental.Quarterly Rate: (effective April 2013) Water service charge - $33.05 Sewer service charge - $33.05 Cost per kilolitre (cubic metre) for water - 0.82 Cost per Kilolitre (cubic metre) for sewer - 0.82Meter Rental: $2.00Source: City of Fredericton Water Division,Phone: 460-2007, www.fredericton.ca edVentures is Atlantic Canada’s largest vacation learning program in craft and culture.EducationDaycare and After-School CentresDay Cares After-school centresFor children under 5 years For children 5+ yearsThe Fredericton region offers many care options for your children. For a The Fredericton Playhouse is thelist of approved daycare centers in Fredericton visit: place to catch live performances by www1.gnb.ca/0000/Daycare/index-e.asp regional, national, and international musicians, dance companies and theatre companies.Public SchoolsAnglophone School District West453-5454 http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/asd-w/Pages/default.aspxThe Province of New Brunswick manages the education system. Englishlanguage education with options for French language immersion programsare available at more than 35 schools in the Fredericton area. Schools aregenerally divided into elementary: Kindergarten through Grade 5; middle:Grades 6 through 8, and high: Grades 9 through 12.11 WWW.FREDERICTON.CA
  12. 12. Fredericton has numerous elementary and middle schools, and two highschools. Fredericton High School http://frederictonhigh.nbed.nb.ca and Fabulous Festivals!Leo Hayes High School, http://leohayeshigh.nbed.nb.ca Shivering Songs, January 25 - 27, 2013. www.ShiveringSongs.comDistrict scolaire francophone SudÉcole des Batisseurs (K-5) Fredericton FROSTival, January 25 –444-3252 http://francophonesud.nbed.nb.ca February 17, 2013. Multiple venues.Located on Priestman Street, this school provides French language www.tourismfredericton.caeducation to students from kindergarten to grade five. Maritime CountryFest, June 8, 2013. Officers Square.École Sainte-Anne (6-12) www.maritimecountryfest.com453-3991 ecole.district1.nbed.nb.ca/ecole-sainte-anne/Located in the Centre Communautaire Sainte-Anne, the school provides Cultural ExpressionsFrench language education to students from grade six to 12. June 21 - 22, 2013. Officers’ Square. www.culturalexpressionsfestival.ca NotAble Acts Summer TheatreYear-Round Recreation & Fitness July 25 - August 4, 2013 Multiple venues. www.nbacts.com Activities are abundant for the fitness and outdoor enthusiasts, and the City of 31st Annual NB Highland Games Fredericton Recreation Divsion website July 26 - 28, 2013. Government House. maintains a list of facilities and www.highlandgames.ca programs. www.fredericton.ca/en/recleisure/ NB Fine Crafts Follow Fredericton Recreation on August 30 to September 1, 2013. Twitter:@CityFredRec Fredericton Convention Centre. www.nbcraftscouncil.ca Harvest Jazz & Blues September 10 - 15, 2013. Multiple venues. www.harvestjazzandblues.com12 WWW.FREDERICTON.CA
  13. 13. Highlights include: Fantastic golf with 7 local courses Major Attractions Boat & yacht clubs to accommodate the boating public, The Historic Garrison District, More than 88kms of connecting trails fantastic for walking, hiking, running, located in the heart of the biking, roller-blading, and cross-country skiing downtown, features walking tours, Downhill skiing at Crabbe Mountain, located just a 40-minute drive away. day adventures, music, concerts, www.crabbemountain.com craft & artisan shops, changing of the guard, and much more! Fredericton has 3,076 acres of parkland and green spaces. There are two major parks within the downtown area. o Wilmot Park, comprising 12 acres, has a great playground and wading pool for children, lawn bowling and tennis facility. o Odell Park, comprising 388 acres, has an arboretum, picnic facilities and lodge, duck pond, playground, and over 16 kms of hiking trails. Sports facilities include: lawn bowling fields, outdoor and indoor tennis courts, soccer, football, baseball fields, public swimming pools, curling arena, gymnasiums, and hockey arenas. o Grant - Harvey Centre features an Olympic-size ice surface and an Kings Landing Historical Settlement NHL-size ice surface for hockey, figure skating and speed skating. is an outdoor living history museum, Also included is a three-lane walking/running track, a community recreating the lives of New events room, a multi-purpose meeting room and full kitchen Brunswickers in the 1800s. Get facilities. The Olympic-size ice surface has 500 seats for spectators hands-on in the homes – try butter while the NHL surface features seating for 1,500 making, dipping candles and o Willie ORee Place is a fully accessible, state-of-the art facility that spinning wool. Visit the farm to see features two NHL sized ice surfaces, 11 large dressing rooms, the horses, cows, pigs, sheep and offices for officials and event organizers, an indoor walking track, chickens. Just 20 minutes West of three rooms for community use, canteens operated by the Fredericton, on Route 102, or via the Nashwaaksis Ys Men Club, the Fredericton YMCA Northside Trans Canada Highway at Exit 253. Wellness Centre, and a seasonal youth centre and indoor skateboard park. o Fredericton Indoor Pool is a fully accessible recreational 25 meter pool, featuring a waterslide, sauna and 92 degree swirl pool. Many aquatic courses and activities for everyone to enjoy, including the Lifesaving Societys Swim For Life instruction program, the Canadian Swim Patrol, Bronze Medal awards and National Lifeguard courses.Religious Places of WorshipPlease refer to the Yellow Pages for ‘religious organizations’ and ‘churches’.www.yellowpages.ca.13 WWW.FREDERICTON.CA
  14. 14. Working & Studying in Fredericton Business ServicesEmployment Enterprise FrederictonWhere to Search for Jobs 10 Knowledge Park Dr.Fredericton offers a wide variety of career opportunities for everyone’s Fredericton, NB, E3C 2M7expertise and interests. Here are some links to assist in your job search: Ph:444-4686, Fx:444-4649www.careerbeacon.com info@ent-fredericton.cawww.canadaeast.com www.enterprisefredericton.cawww.jobbank.gc.cawww.monster.cawww.nbjobs.cawww.workopolis.comMinimum Wage Fredericton Chamber of CommerceAs of April 1st, 2012, the rate is $10/hour in New Brunswick. 270 Rookwood Ave., PO Box 275 Fredericton, NB, E3B 4Y9 Ph: 458-8006, Fx: 451-111 fchamber@frederictonchamber.caAverage New Brunswick Income www.frederictonchamber.caFamily income is estimated at $93,485. Twitter: @Fton_Chamber Facebook: frederictonchamber Downtown Fredericton INC. 349 King St., Suite 1 Fredericton, NB, E3B 1E4 Ph: 458-8922, Fx: 450-8183 dfi@downtownfredericton.ca www.downtownfredericton.caBusiness Supportwww.teamfredericton.com/en/communityprofile/Immigration.aspBiz Palwww.fredericton.ca/en/citygovernment/BizPal.asp North INC.Building Permits 235 Main St.www.fredericton.ca/en/citygovernment/buildingpermit.asp Fredericton, NB, E3A 1E1 Ph: 459-8689, Fx: 458-9672Business Directory bfn@businessfrednorth.com www.businessfrednorth.comwww.enterprisefredericton.ca/business-directoryBusiness Guide for Immigrantswww.canadabusiness.ca/eng/page/2749/sgc-1314 WWW.FREDERICTON.CA
  15. 15. Business Parkswww.teamfredericton.com/en/runway/Runway.asp Did You Know? Fredericton has 2 farmer’s markets!Business Supportwww.enterprisefredericton.ca/business-support/ Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market Recognized as one of Canada’s topBylaws 10 community markets, thewww.fredericton.ca/en/citygovernment/AllByLaws.asp Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market is the City’s traditional Saturday morning (6am-1pm) gathering spotCanada Business Network downtown for fresh and healthywww.canadabusiness.ca/eng/page/centre/sgc-13 foods, craft, creativity and conversation. With more than 250Commercial Real Estate indoor and outdoor local supplierswww.investfredericton.com/real-estate/ from along the St. John River Heritage Corridor and across theIndustrial Parks Province. The Market (as it’s known here) is the place to discoverwww.teamfredericton.com/en/runway/Runway.asp seasonal products, cakes & confections, breads, cheeses, NewInvest Fredericton Brunswick wines and more. Ethnicwww.investfredericton.com/index.php delicacies, from Chinese buns to Lebanese stuffed grape leaves andInvest Atlantic the City’s famous samosas, are alsowww.investatlantic.com a big part of The Market tradition.Links & Resourceswww.enterprisefredericton.ca/content/businesssupport/215426www.teamfredericton.com/en/communityprofile/businessservices.aspMunicipal Planwww.fredericton.ca/en/citygovernment/MuncipalPlan.aspPlanning & Development Applicationswww.fredericton.ca/en/citygovernment/dev_applications.asp The Northside Market opened inWellfield Protection the summer of 2012, and provides another location and extendedwww.fredericton.ca/en/environment/learnaboutourwellfields.asp hours to enjoy local artisans and food vendors. Discover crafts,Youth Entrepreneurship jewelry, furniture, baking, candy, icewww.enterprisefredericton.ca/content/ourservices/215413 cream, meat, local produce, clothing, skin care, art and muchZoning Map more. Open Friday Noon-7pm,www.fredericton.ca/en/citygovernment/zoningmap.asp Saturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 11am – 4pm.15 WWW.FREDERICTON.CA
  16. 16. Universities Get Involved!Fredericton is home to four universities (2 public and 2 private on-line)and three colleges. Greater Fredericton Volunteer Center The centre’s mission is to enrich ourUniversities: community through volunteerism;University of New Brunswick www.unb.ca promote and celebrateSt. Thomas University www.stu.ca volunteerism; build capacity forUniversity of Fredericton (on-line) www.universityfredericton.ca effective local volunteerism throughYorkville University (on-line) www.yorkvilleu.ca education and partnership; provide*Fredericton has the 4th highest university-educated population in the entire leadership on issues relating tocountry at 31%! (2006 Census) volunteerism; and create volunteer connections for a stronger community. Source:Colleges: www.volunteergreaterfredericton.caMaritime College of Forestry Technology (MCFT)New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) FrypeNew Brunswick College of Craft & Design Fredericton Region YoungSeveral private college institutions Professionals & Entrepreneurs (FRYPE) for networking! www.frype.ca 444-4686 University of New Brunswick Fredericton Ambassador Program (UNB) Be an ‘Ambassador’ for Fredericton, The University of New Brunswick, with and help promote the city during two main campuses located in Fredericton your meetings and travels. Help and Saint John, is Canada’s oldest English attract new businesses, residents, university and one of the first universities conferences, and opportunities to the City by sharing your knowledge in North America. More than 10,500 and distributing our tools!students move through the two main campuses annually and several www.teamfredericton.com/en/ambthousand more take advantage of distance education and programs at assadors/home.asppartner campuses around the world. Community CalendarsUNB is known for its groundbreaking research, the depth and variety of its To view networking opportunities asacademic programs and its accomplished faculty and staff. The university is well as local events, visit:making a significant difference in New Brunswick, playing a fundamental www.teamfredericton.com/en/fredrole in the economic, social and cultural well-being of the province. Source: erictoncalendar.aspUNB www.unb.ca Town Square Social Hub Be in the know of what there is to see and do in Fredericton! St. Thomas University (STU) http://blog.tourismfredericton.ca/ St. Thomas is a liberal arts institution, consistently ranking as one of the top undergraduate universities in Canada. According to a national survey of graduates, St. Thomas ranked second in Canada on overall studentrecommendation and third on the quality of the learning environment. Italso consistently ranks in the top five of undergraduate universities forquality of student services such as tutors, writing service, skillsdevelopments, academic advisors, and employment programs. Source: St.Thomas University www.stu.ca16 WWW.FREDERICTON.CA
  17. 17. Maritime College of Forestry Off-Campus Life Technology (MCFT) There is so much for students to do off-campus when the studying is The College was established in 1946 as a done! cooperative effort between the wood- using industries and the provincial For a complete restaurant listing: governments of New Brunswick and www.tourismfredericton.ca/en/tour Nova Scotia. MCFT offers courses in ism/fooddrink.asp traditional forestry through Dendrology(study of trees and shrubs), Forest Fire Management and Wildlife Independent coffee shops aboundManagement. The College’s expanded curriculum also addresses new downtown and uptown! Start with the downtown list:forestry issues like Urban Forestry, Forest Technology (GPS/GIS) and www.downtownfredericton.ca/Ethics and Environmental Issues. Each year, 50 new students are enrolledin the program.The College’s Department of Continuing Education provides life-longlearning for graduates and other forestry professionals. Courses such as:Watercourse Alteration Certification, Hardwood Management, SupervisoryDevelopment, and Forest Landscape Ecology allow graduates to specializeand remain current in their field. Source: Maritime College of ForestryTechnology. Nightlife includes quiet pubs, energetic dance clubs, and several live-music venues. A great way to New Brunswick Community stay up to date is on the Fredericton Tourism blog: College (NBCC) blog.tourismfredericton.ca/ New Brunswick Community College is a provincial crown corporation directed by a board of governors and headed by a President and CEO. Across six campuses, NBCC offers more than 80 programs, aswell as apprenticeship and continuing education opportunities. NBCC’sprograms are designed to meet the needs and demands of industry,committed to providing quality opportunities for learning to preparestudents for the workforce, while encouraging innovation and diversity tocontinuously improve the educational environment. The Frederictoncampus, located on the UNB campus, has a capacity of 400 and deliversprograms in health, business administration, information technology,engineering technology and social services. Source: NBCC www.nbcc.ca17 WWW.FREDERICTON.CA
  18. 18. New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD) Shopping Districts The NBCCD awards a Diploma in Fine UPTOWN SHOPPING Craft to students who have completed Fredericton’s uptown offers endless the required courses in Foundation shopping opportunities! The Corbett Studies, and have completed their major Centre is Frederictons newest in one of seven studios: Clay, Creative shopping and dining centre offering a Graphics, Fashion Design, Surface Design, pedestrian friendly environment with ample parking. Located at the top ofMetal/Jewellery Arts, Photography and Textiles. Certificate Programs Regent Street, it’s anchored by big boxinclude the Certificate in Foundation Visual Arts, Certificate in Specialty stores Costco, Winners, Michaels, PetPhotography, and Certificate in Studio Pottery. NBCCD is the only school of Smart, and Bed Bath &Beyond, Gapits kind in Canada. Source: NBCCD www.nbccd.ca Outlet, Carters/ Oshkosh & more! For indoor shopping experience, Fredericton’s Regent Mall features 115 stores and services including H&M, Bath & Body Works, Sears, Wal-Mart,Private Sector Institutions Toys R Us, Empire Theatres 10-plexFredericton has a full range of private training colleges and institutes cinema, Chapters and more.offering various programs, from computer and business skills to DOWNTOWN SHOPPINGhairdressing and heavy equipment operation. The downtown district is home to over 30 restaurants, cafés, and one of a kind retailers. Fredericton has more working artisans per capita than any other City in Canada, making it an ideal place for discovering local treasures. Visit our world-class galleries and artist run boutiques filled with unique products. From art to jewellery, pottery and home décor, downtown Fredericton has it all. NORTHSIDE SHOPPING The Northside of Fredericton is an important residential area of Fredericton, but also has distinct shopping districts as well. Main Street runs parallel to the St. John River, and is lined with both national chains and independent retailers and professional service providers. Nearby at new development, Two Nations Crossing, shoppers will find major box stores such as WalMart and Canadian Tire.18 WWW.FREDERICTON.CA
  19. 19. Immigrating to Fredericton Libraries! Libraries! We have a lot of libraries. Here areNew to Canada? Useful Information: a few: Public libraries:Terms/References you should know: • Fredericton Public Library • Nashwaaksis School-Public Library • Bibliothèque Dr. MargueriteTelephone Directory MichaudYellow Pages - Provides telephone numbers, and addresses of businessesand services: www.yellowpages.ca.White Pages - Consult this directory for business and residential telephonenumbers: www.whitepages.ca. Usually referred to as the Phone Book.Canada 411 - Directory for business and residential telephone numbersand addresses: www.canada411.ca.Canadian Human Rights ActThe Canadian Human Rights Act ensures equal opportunity to individualswho may be victims of discriminatory practices based on a set of prohibitedgrounds such as sex, disability, or religion. It applies throughout Canada,but only to federally regulated activities; each province and territory has its UNB: • Harriet Irving Libraryown anti-discrimination law that applies to activities that are not federally • Science and Engineering Librariesregulated. Do not hesitate to contact the New Brunswick Human Rights • Gerard V. La Forest Law LibraryCommission if you believe you have been discriminated against: Toll free • Special collections, such as thoseat 1-888-471-2233 or 506-453-2301 held by the Centre for ConflictWebsite: www.gnb.ca/hrc-cdp Studies. Special interest libraries include: • Agricultural Research StationLegal Services LibraryIf you need legal services there are many competent lawyers around the • Forestry Canada LibraryFredericton area. To find a lawyer refer to Yellow Pages. Legal aid is • Health and Community Servicesavailable for persons with low income who are faced with criminal charges Libraryor involved in a family related proceeding. For educational information • Cathedral Libraryintended for the general public about laws and legal support visit: • Several privately operated andwww.legal-info-legale.nb.ca. maintained Law and Engineering LibrariesSocial Insurance Number (SIN)A social insurance number (SIN) is a nine-digit identification number givento you for the purposes of income tax, child tax benefit, employmentinsurance, old age pension or other government programs. You must have asocial insurance number to work in Canada.To apply, visit Human Resource Development Canada (HRDC) office. InFredericton, this office is located at 633 Queen Street. An application formmust be filled out and original (not photocopied) passports and/orimmigration documents must be presented.19 WWW.FREDERICTON.CA
  20. 20. CurrencyThe national currency is the Canadian Dollar. Banknotes come in Staying Activedenominations of $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 and all have their own distinct Stay active with your family! A fewcolors and graphics. Coins include the one cent (called a penny); five cent (a ideas:nickel); 10 cent (a dime); 25 cent (a quarter); one dollar (a loonie); and two Fredericton Indoor Pool is a fullydollar (a toonie). accessible recreational 25 meter pool, featuring a waterslide, saunaVisit the following links for calculating how much your money is worth in and 92 degree swirl pool. Sign up forCanadian currency: www.oanda.com/currency/converter & www.xe.com lessons for all ages! www.fredericton.ca/en/recleisure/fr ederictonindoorpool.aspFinancial InstitutionsThere are many banking institutions in the Fredericton area offering Downhill skiing at Crabbeservices like: savings and chequing accounts, debit and credit cards, Mountain, located just a 40-minutemortgages and personal loans etc. Refer to Yellow Pages for list of banks. drive away. www.crabbemountain.comDriving Swing through the trees at TreeGoEvery person who wishes to drive must have a valid driver’s license, which Mactaquac aerial adventure course -must be carried on them at all times while driving a vehicle. Depending on no matter your age or fitness level!your situation you may or may not have to take a driver’s test. More www.treegomactaquac.cominformation can be found at:www.gnb.ca/0276/vehicle/english/handbk_e.asp.Income TaxWhen working for an employer, a percentage of your pay cheque will bededucted and sent to the federal government to pay your owing income tax.This money is used to pay for government services. For more informationplease visit the Canadian Revenue agencies website: www.cra-arc.gc.caCanada Pension PlanA small percentage of your pay cheque is allocated to this plan. When you 88 km of trails for walking, biking,retire, you will receive a monthly payment from the federal government. running, and rollerblading.To find out more, visit the Human Resource and Social Development www.fredericton.ca/en/recleisure/tr ailinformation.aspCanada website: www.hrsdc.gc.caEmployment InsuranceA percentage of your pay cheque will be deducted every month anddeposited into an Employment Insurance account. Employers alsocontribute into this account. This service provides funds to you, if eligiblefor a short period of time while looking for a new job or undertakingtraining to learn new skills. Visit the Human Resource and Socialdevelopment Canada website for more information: www.hrsdc.gc.ca20 WWW.FREDERICTON.CA
  21. 21. TaxesThe Good and Services Tax (GST) is a tax that applies to most goods and Other Publicationsservices in Canada. The Atlantic Provinces excluding PEI, harmonized theirsales tax with the GST to create the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) of 13 Fredericton Visitor Guidepercent. For information on personal tax rates visit: www.tourismfredericton.cawww.gnb.ca/0162/tax/personal-e.asp New Brunswick Visitor Guide www.tourismnewbrunswick.ca Fredericton Recreation & LeisurePolitics Guide www.fredericton.ca/en/recleisure/r ecreationandleisure.aspMunicipal GovernmentFredericton’s municipal government is governed by an elected mayor and12 members of City Council representing Fredericton’s 12 wards. Electionsof these representatives are held by secret ballot. It is important to exerciseyour right to vote. To learn more about the municipality visit:www.fredericton.ca.Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs There is something forIn New Brunswick the law states that: everyone in Fredericton! You must be 19 years of age to purchase, consume or possess alcohol or cigarettes. Drinking alcohol and driving is illegal. Possession or consumption of drugs that have not been prescribed by a doctor or purchased at a pharmacy is illegal.MulticulturalismFredericton has a diverse multicultural community having formed theMulti-Cultural Association of Fredericton in 1974. The association providesa number of services to newcomers including language instruction,settlement services, host program, health information, homework club, jobsearch assistance, and nutritional classes. Source: Multicultural Associationof Fredericton, Phone: 454-8292 www.mcaf.nb.caFrancophone CommunityCentre Communautaire Sainte Anne is the heart of the francophonecommunity providing: École Sainte-Anne, theatre, day care, the Centre deSanté Noreen-Richard Health, a public & school library with over 30,300French titles, meeting rooms, community events such as art exhibitions,concerts, social evenings, church services, plus sporting facilities.Source: Centre Communautaire Sainte-Anne, Phone: 453-2731www.centre-sainte-anne.nb.ca.21 WWW.FREDERICTON.CA
  22. 22. Newcomers ReceptionsThe City of Fredericton hosts semi-annual newcomer receptions at City Hall Multi-Cultural Associationfeaturing ethno-cultural associations. If you are new to Fredericton, please The Multi-Cultural Association ofcontact us at: economicdevelopment@fredericton.ca to be added to our Fredericton offers programs andcontact database for future receptions. services to encourage and promote the concept of diversity and inclusion; to provide newcomers to Canada with settlement services, language instruction, employmentImmigration Resources services, and community networking; to create an inclusive and welcoming community.Immigrating to New Brunswick (Orientation Guide for Newcomers)www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/petl-epft/PDF/PopGrowth/OrientationGuideNewcomers.pdfCitizenship & Immigrationhttp://www.cic.gc.ca/english/Multicultural Association of Frederictonwww.mcaf.nb.ca Program areas include: • Settlement ProgramsEnglish Language Training • Language Trainingwww.mcaf.nb.ca/index.php/language/... • Computer Learning Centrewww.unb.ca/cel/english • Children and Youth Programs • Canadian Immigrant IntegrationFredericton Business Immigrant Mentorship Program Program • NB Employment Language Traininghttp://www.frederictonchamber.ca/content/249541 & Business English for Newcomers • Transition to Employment ServicesBusiness Guide for Immigrants for Newcomerswww.canadabusiness.ca/eng/page/2749/sgc-13/ For details:Programs: www.mcaf.nb.ca/index.php/about/o Employer Wage Subsidy - Workforce Expansion verview/ http://app.infoaa.7700.gnb.ca/gnb/Pub/EServices/ListServiceDetails.a sp?ServiceID1=6935&ReportType1=ALL Equal Employment Opportunity Program www.gnb.ca/0163/eeo/eeo- e.asp. Temporary Foreign Worker Program www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/workplaceskills/foreign_workers/ Immigrant Settlement Support Funding Program www.gnb.ca/3100/PRO/ISSFG/Hiring Immigrants (Foreign Workers)www.hireimmigrants.cawww.apec-econ.ca/docs/APEC_Employers_Guide-Hire_International-EN.pdf22 WWW.FREDERICTON.CA
  23. 23. New Residents – Useful Information Go Fred Area Code 506 The Fred-eZone is a city-owned WiFi network, part of its GoFred fibre City of Fredericton Information 460-2020 or www.fredericton.ca optic network. Check your email at a Apartment / Housing Rentals – coffee shop, or the weather forecast http://nbrent.canadaeast.com/classifieds/forrent/&pub=4, from a park bench – were happy to say that the Fred e-zone is meant for www.kijiji.ca, www.mls.ca, www.realtor.ca. public spaces. Were proud that our Banks – www.yellowpages.ca or see phone book citizens enjoy a free wireless service, Cable Television: marking the first of its kind in Canada. o Bell Aliant: 1-866-425-4268 or www.aliant.net o Rogers: 1-888-764-3771 or www.rogers.com The free wireless network spans the o Shaw Direct Satellite: 1-888-554-7827 www.shawdirect.ca city almost in its entirety. Hot spots Childcare Services/ Daycare - www.yellowpages.ca, include Kings Place, parks and arenas, hotels, the Fredericton www1.gnb.ca/0000/Daycare/... , or see phone book. Convention Centre and the airport. CHIMO – Help/Crisis line, 450-4357 www.teamfredericton.com/en/com Chinese Cultural Association of NB - www.ccanb.ca munityprofile/researcheducation.as p - fred-ezone Churches - www.yellowpages.ca or see phone book Citizen & Immigration Canada - 495 Prospect St., 1-888-242-2100 www.cic.gc.ca Community Calendars - www.teamfredericton.com/en/... Community & Social Organizations - www.fredericton.ca/en/communityculture/... Dentists - NB Dental Society 452-8575, www.yellowpages.ca or see phone book Doctors (Physicians) - www.yellowpages.ca or see phone book. To obtain a new doctor: 1-866-554-5959/ Tele-Care NB 811 www.gnb.ca/0217/tele-care-e.asp Drivers License – Service NB, 432 Queen St., 453-2410, www.snb.ca Emergency - 911 Employment Insurance -Human Resource Centre Canada, 633 Queen St., 1-800-206-7218 Employment Listings – www.careerbeacon.com, www.canadaeast.com and www.kijiji.com Human Resource Centre Canada, 633 Queen St., 453-3823 Student Employment Centre - May–July, 452-3770. City of Fredericton www.fredericton.ca/en/citygovernment/joblistings.asp Food Bank – 459-7461 / Community Kitchen 457-1788 Francophone Services - Le Centre Communautaire Ste Anne, 715 rue Priestman, 453-2731, www.centre-sainte-anne.nb.ca Garbage Removal – City Public Works 460-2038, www.fredericton.ca Grocery Stores - www.yellowpages.ca or see phone book23 WWW.FREDERICTON.CA
  24. 24. Health Clinics – www.yellowpages.ca query “medical clinics” or see phone book Knowledge Park Health Insurance – NB Medicare 1-888-762-8600 or www.gnb.ca/... The Knowledge Park is designed to grow the knowledge industry in the Hospital -- Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, corner of Priestman/Regent Province of New Brunswick. Its St., 452-5400 www.horizonnb.ca or Tele-Care NB 811 www.gnb.ca/... principal objective is to provide Hydro Services - NB Power, 515 King St., 1-800-663-6272 clustering opportunities for companies that are engaged in www.nbpower.com research, development and Insurance Agents - www.yellowpages.ca or see phone book application of technologies related Laundromats - www.yellowpages.ca or see phone book to such fields as information technology (IT), biotechnology, Library - Fredericton Public Library, 12 Carleton St., 460-2800 education, engineering, health care, Marriage Licenses - Service NB, 432 Queen St., 453-2385, www.snb.ca forestry and agriculture. As a hub of Movie Theaters - Empire Theatres, Regent Mall 458-9704 innovation, the Park has attracted companies like RIM and Radian6 Multi-Cultural Association of Fredericton – 123 York St., 454-8292 with its synergistic environment for www.mcaf.nb.ca knowledge-based companies and Natural Gas – Enbridge Gas New Brunswick 1-800-994-2762, close proximity to the R&D infrastructure. The Park also houses www.naturalgasnb.com the national Centre of Excellence in Parks – City of Fredericton 460-2230, www.fredericton.ca (Recreation Advanced Learning and Technology & Leisure) (CEALT) as well as an Acceleration Centre for companies in the post- Passport Office – TD Tower, Suite 470, 77 Westmorland St. 1-800-567- incubation and pre- 6868 commercialization stage of Playhouse (live theatre & music) - 458-8344, www.theplayhouse.ca development. For leasing info, Police (non emergency) - Fredericton Police Department, Queen St., contact 1-800-200-1180, www.knowledgepark.ca/en/ 460-2300, www.fredericton.ca (public safety) Real Estate – www.mls.ca Recycling: o City Public Works 460-2038, www.fredericton.ca o Green Matters 460-2777, www.greenmattersfredericton.com/ Religious Organizations- www.yellowpages.ca query “Religion” or see phone book Restaurants – www.yellowpages.ca or www.tourismfredericton.ca Seniors - www.steppingstoneseniorcentre.com 450-7849 Sports – City of Fredericton 460-2230, www.fredericton.ca (recreation & leisure) Taxes (property) – Service NB, 432 Queen St., 453-2404, www.snb.ca Telephone Service: o TELUS www.telus.com o Rogers www.rogers.com o Bell Aliant www.aliant.ca Tourist Information - Fredericton Tourism, 11 Carleton St., 460-2041 www.tourismfredericton.ca/ Transportation: o Bus Fredericton Transit, 460-2200, www.fredericton.ca o Taxis www.yellowpages.ca or see phone book24 WWW.FREDERICTON.CA
  25. 25. Vehicle Registration & License – Service NB, 432 Queen St., 453-2410, Meetings Matter www.snb.ca If you belong to a national or international association – bring Veterinarians - www.yellowpages.ca or see phone book your conference home! Vital Statistics – Service NB, 432 Queen St., 453-2385, www.snb.ca Water – Fredericton Water Meter Division 460-2136, Fredericton has premiere meeting venues for hosting your event like www.fredericton.ca (environment) the new Fredericton Convention Weather – Gov’t of Canada (Eng)451-6001/(Fr)451-6004 Centre. www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/city/pages/... Fredericton Tourism can also Welcome Wagon – Toll Free 1-866-873-9948, provide various assistance and tools http://www.welcomewagon.ca/index.php/en/new-to-the-community to facilitate the process. www.meetingsmatterfredericton.ca25 WWW.FREDERICTON.CA
  26. 26. Award Winning City! American* Cities of the Future: Best FDI Strategy – Micro City Winner; Runner-up Micro City; and 6th for Quality of Life - Micro City” 2012/2011 (fDi Magazine – Financial Times Ltd.) *North-Central-South. “Among Canada’s Top Ten Best Places to Live for Six Consecutive Years” 2012-2007 (MoneySense) One of the Most Cost-Competitive Places to Do Business on the Eastern Seaboard” 2012 (KPMG Competitive Alternatives Study). “Great Places in Canada–Queen Street Voted #1” 2012 (Canadian Institute of Planners) “Ranked 2nd for Best Real Estate Deals in Canada” 2012 (MoneySense) “Fredericton ranks eighth in the world for clean air” (2011 World Health Organization) “Fredericton ranks 2nd in Canada and 22nd in the World for Housing Affordability” 2011 (7th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey). “Two Gold Awards – Green Matters/Green Shops, Socio-Economic Category" 2010 (International Awards for Liveable Communities endorsed by the United Nations Environment Programme). “Milestone 5 for Fredericton’s Corporate & Community GHG Emission Reduction Programs” 2010 (Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Partners for Climate Protection Program) *only four municipalities in Canada have achieved this high standard. “ISO 9001 Certified Organization” 2010, 2007 & 2004 (ISO Register is QMI-SAI Global). “One of the World’s Top 7 Intelligent Communities” 2009/2008 (Intelligent Community Forum of New York). “Cultural Capital of Canada” 2009 (Government of Canada). “Top Five Renovator-Friendly Cities in Canada” 2009 (Canadian Contractor Magazine). “Fourth Best City for Families in Canada” 2009 (Who’s Your City – Richard Florida). “Fredericton Named Second Best Walking City in Canada” 2008 (Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine). “Fredericton Employers Among Most Optimistic in Canada” 2009(Manpower Employment Outlook). “Third Best Place to Retire in Canada” 2008 (MoneySense). “One of the Top Five New Technology Boomtowns” (Globe & Mail Report on Business Magazine). "One of the Best Cities for Export" (Globe & Mail Report on Business Magazine). “One of the North American Cities of the Future” 2007 (Financial Times of London). “One of the Smart 21 Communities in the World” 2006 (Intelligent Community Forum). ‘Fred-eZone’, Fredericton’s Free Wi-Fi network, 2004 Canadian Information Productivity (CIPA) Judge’s Innovation Award. “Best City for Business” 2002 (Canadian Business) *Evaluation criteria was limited to census metropolitan area cities after 2002; therefore, excluding Fredericton as a census agglomeration area.WWW.FREDERICTON.CA26 WWW.FREDERICTON.CA

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