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Fredericton is the capital of New Brunswick with a population of 59,417. It’s the third-largest city in the province after Moncton and Saint John. Located near CFB Gagetown military base, its military history goes back over two-hundred years. The city, known for its colonial charm, is dominated by the beautiful Saint John River and is close to Grand Lake, the Fundy tides, and numerous covered bridges.

Fredericton’s universities have nurtured a diverse and cosmopolitan ethnic mix including Caribbean, Chinese, Greek, Indian, Korean, Italian, Japanese, Lebanese, Mexican, Pakistani, and Vietnamese. In 2009, the federal government named Fredericton the “Cultural Capital of Canada”.

Top Fredericton industries include government services, education, health and social services, retail trade, accommodation and hospitality. The forestry, fishing, mining, quarrying, and oil and gas industries are also improving, and employment is growing strongly.