Live in New Brunswick, Canada

Discover Diversity in Opportunity

Where is New Brunswick?

Located on Canada’s vibrant east coast, New Brunswick is Canada’s only officially bilingual province. Our pride of place and inviting nature are at the core of our identity.

Where is New Brunswick?

The New Brunswick Lifestyle and Cultures

New Brunswickers are known for their welcoming nature and laid-back attitude. Our province is home to various cultures including folks of Indigenous, Acadian, Celtic, and Loyalist descent. These cultures are felt and experienced through our music, foods, languages, festivals, built environment, and history. You’re invited to visit the Tourism New Brunswick website to get a taste of what life in NB is like.

What to expect when arriving to New Brunswick?

Life in NB

With diverse landscapes, friendly folks, and world-class education, there is so much to discover when living in New Brunswick

Program Admissibility

Program admissibility is dependent on the institution and program you are applying to and the languages spoken in your country of origin. To learn more about admission requirements specific to your program of interest, please reach out to the institution concerned.


Limited student housing is available at all New Brunswick universities. Please reach out to the university you are interested in to learn more about housing costs and application deadlines.

Many students in New Brunswick also choose to live off-campus. Many resources exist to find available housing for rent in the area where you wish to study. We advise anyone looking for rental housing to do diligent research on the rental management company or individual they are dealing with to avoid fraudulent cases. It is also recommended that students began their search well ahead of their arrival in New Brunswick to ensure that they have a place to stay upon arrival. Available housing can be limited depending on the area where you will be studying.

Seasons and Weather

Located on Canada’s east coast, New Brunswick has a continental climate moderated by its proximity to the ocean. When living in New Brunswick, you will experience 4 unique seasons with temperatures averaging around 25°C in the summer and -7.5°C in the winter.

Tuition Fees

Study costs in Canada, and more specifically, in New Brunswick, are generally lower than colleges and universities in Australia, the U.K., and the U.S.

Tuition fees will depend on the program and institution. To learn more about specific program costs, please reach out to the institution concerned.

Student Life in NB

Every year, thousands of international students choose to come study at New Brunswick colleges and universities. Whether you choose to live in and study in one of our larger cities, or in a smaller community, diverse opportunities will allow you to create a balanced lifestyle between education, work, and leisure.

  • Student services: Our institutions take pride in providing a wealth of student services available to guide you through your educational journey in New Brunswick. From financial assistance and residence services, to modern and comfortable facilities where you can spend your time studying, they strive to create environments that are conducive to student success. To learn more about specific services available, please reach out to the institution you are interested in attending.
  • Working while studying in NB: Various work opportunities may be available to students while studying in New Brunswick. Many campuses have flexible on-campus student jobs available for current students. Many also choose to work off-campus at various local businesses. 
  • Life outside of school: Opportunities for leisure are endless no matter where you choose to study in New Brunswick. Our vibrant urban centres are full of cozy cafés, downtown shopping opportunities, and renowned culinary experiences. The quick transition from urban to nature also allows students to visit many of New Brunswick’s municipal, provincial, and national parks, just a few steps or a short drive away from campus. Visit the Tourism New Brunswick website to learn more about things to do while living in New Brunswick

Additional Resources

Plan Your Studies

Our colleges and universities pride themselves on being leaders in the field of research, education, and information. Smaller class sizes, experiential learning opportunities, and supportive teams allow them to provide you with the skills you need to succeed.


Mount Allison University

Institutions and Programs

New Brunswick is home to some of the oldest institutions and best research centers in the country. Find out which programs and institutions are best for you.