Translation Services in Moncton – Economic Profile
The city of Moncton with its metropolitan area population of about 126,424 people is located in southeastern New Brunswick in the Petitcodiac River valley at the geographic center of the Maritime Provinces. Thanks to its strategic location, Moncton has always been a transportation center for the Maritime Provinces and is also known as “Hub City”.
The city’s economy is strong and diverse and the most important economic sectors include education, health care, high tech, communications, retail, finance and many more. Major companies headquartered in Moncton include Coop Atlantic, Gtech, Nanoptix, International Game Technology, OAO Technology, TrustMe, BelTek Systems, Atlantic Lottery Corporation, Assumption Mutual Life Insurance, Medavie Blue Cross Insurance, Major Drilling Group International and many more.
In addition, the city is home to several arms of J.D Irving Limited including Midland Transport, Majesta/Royal Tissues, Irving Personal Care, Master Packaging, and Cavendish Farms.
The city features three large industrial parks which are home to major employers such as Maple Leaf Foods, Molson/Coors and Armour Transportation Group.
Moncton is also a major tourist destination. The region features several natural attractions including the tidal bore Petitcodiac River and the optical illusion of Magnetic Hill. Further important tourist attractions include Magic Mountain Water Park, numerous natural parks, beaches, wildlife preserves and Cape Enrage with its historic lighthouse, fossil cliffs and adventure tourism.
Moncton has an active cultural life and is home to a great number of museums and cultural centers. Aberdeen Cultural Center is a major venue for Acadian culture. Historical sites in the city include the Free Meeting House and the Thomas Williams House which is now a genealogical research center and home to numerous multicultural organizations. In addition, the Treitz house is one example of the city’s Pennsylvania Dutch heritage.
Moncton hosts the annual Frye Festival, a bilingual and international literary festival, the Atlantic Seafood Festival, The World Wine and Food Exposition, The HubCap Comedy Festival, and many more. Furthermore, Moncton has been host to major national and international sporting events.
Moncton is home to four prestigious universities: Université de Moncton, Atlantic Baptist University, University of New Brunswick Moncton, and Mount Allison University. In addition, there are several community colleges and the renowned Moncton Flight College which is located at Greater Moncton International Airport and offers bachelor degrees in aviation.
Moncton is a bilingual city, 30% of its population is francophone and belongs to an Acadian minority.