The Fredericton IT Edge
Growing great businesses
Innovation is Fredericton's currency. World-class research centres, leading educational institutions, a sophisticated business environment and strategic government presence combine to create a culture of collaboration that produces some of the most pioneering companies in North America. And profitable too, thanks to some of the lowest business costs in Canada
Canada's IT niche
Named the smartest city in North America by Cisco Systems, Fredericton-New Brunswick's capital city- has long been recognized as a hub of IT expertise. More than 70% of New Brunswick's knowledge-based companies have head offices located within the city. Home to the National Research Council's Institute of Information Technology and its industry-leading model for public-private-educational partnerships, as well as a number of other eminent research institutions, Fredericton businesses have an impressive track record for launching products and services for global markets.
Cutting-edge research and development
The University of New Brunswick plays a central role in Fredericton IT success story. More than 80% of all New Brunswick's research and development activity takes place at UNB's Fredericton campus.
Developers of the first computer science faculty and software engineering program, UNB's engineering faculty ranks among the top 20 per cent in North America. Engineers who train in Fredericton like to stay - the city boasts the highest per capita engineering cluster in Canada.
Nationally-ranked liberal arts and progressive technical programs from St. Thomas University, New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, and the New Brunswick Community College combine to turn out some of the most educated, bilingual, and youngest workers in Canada.
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