1.2 Saint John Today


Saint John has a population of approximately 70,000 who represent cultures from around the world. New Brunswick is the only officially bilingual province in Canada. All federal and provincial services are available in both French and English.


The city of Saint John is 315.82 km2 (121.94 sq mi) and is made up of a number of distinct neighborhoods, including Uptown Saint John, the Old North End, South/Central Peninsula, East Side, Lower West, Lancaster, Morna-Martinon, Acamac, Lorneville and Millidgeville.

The Greater Saint John Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) is 3,362.95 km2 (1,298.44 sq mi) in size. It is made up of the City of Saint John and the surrounding cities of Rothesay, Quispamsis, Grand Bay-Westfield, and St. Martins with a population of 130,000 residents.
Saint John has strong health care, manufacturing, tourism, energy, and ICT sectors. Employment at the Saint John CMA has been steadily increasing, while the unemployment rate has been declining. Compared to other cities in Canada, the cost of living in Saint John is affordable.
The minimum wage in New Brunswick is $11.70/hour
Median total family income: $65,851 Canadian dollars
Median home price: $159,400 Canadian dollars
Saint John has four very distinct seasons. Because the city is on the Bay of Fundy, it tends to be cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter compared to other Atlantic Canadian cities.
The average temperature during the summer months is 17 C to 22 C. Winter temperatures range from -13 C to 2.7 C.
Time zone
Saint John is located at UTC -04:00 (AST)
TIP: Daylight Saving Time is the practice of moving clocks forward one hour from standard time in the spring, and back again in the fall, in order to make better use of natural light.
YSJ Saint John Airport
The code for the Saint John airport is YSJ. It is located on the east side of Saint John. The main airlines are Air Canada, Porter Airlines and Flair. These flights serve as connectors to other Canadian cities such as Toronto, Halifax and Montreal.
TIP: Our town is called SAINT JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK. There is another city on the east coast called St. John's Newfoundland.

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