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- “…Surrounded by the natural beauty of the rolling sea, beaches, lush green forests, lakes and farmland – All of this, combined with our growing cities and low cost of living, makes the Maritimes one of the most enjoyable places to live. With its rich culture and hidden, majestic beauties, the Maritimes might just be Canada’s best-kept secret”
8 Reasons Why More People Are Moving to the Maritimes
The Maritimes is a region of Eastern Canada that consists of the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. The Maritimers who live there enjoy a quality of life that is one of the best in North America. For individuals and families, the region offers inexpensive real estate, a low cost of living, pristine natural areas, and friendly people. The last few years have seen record numbers of newcomers moving to the Maritimes to call it home.
We are fortunate to be surrounded by the natural beauty of the rolling sea, beaches, lush green forests, lakes and farmland. All of this, combined with our growing cities and low cost of living, makes the Maritimes one of the most enjoyable places to live. With its rich culture and hidden, majestic beauties, the Maritimes might just be Canada’s best-kept secret.
“The quality of life for Maritimers is one of the best in North America. For an individual or families living in the Maritimes it has so much to offer: such as inexpensive real estate, a low cost of living, untouched natural environment and friendly people.”
1. Family Friendly
The quality of life enjoyed in the Maritimes is second to none. A slow pace of living means families can spend more time together and engage in the many fun activities offered throughout the provinces. Our neighbourhoods are safe, so children are lucky to be able to play outside and walk safely to schools near their homes. If you’re interested in a higher quality of life for your family, having a lot more for less, and being part of a welcoming close-knit community, the Maritimes is the place for you.
2. Affordable Living
One of the greatest advantages of living in the Maritimes is the affordability that permits families to enjoy a broader and more fulfilling lifestyle. Apart from having many well-priced apartment rental options, the essentials are cheaper—you can expect your water, gas, and electricity bills to be much lower than the rest of Canada. Groceries and other daily needs are also very affordable. As per Canadian law, all permanent residents and citizens of the Maritimes enjoy free universal healthcare. In other words: you can expect to have most of your essential medical needs fulfilled free of charge.
In the Maritimes, you have the opportunity to have a modern and spacious apartment with luxury amenities that only the wealthy can attain in most other parts of the world, while living in communities where people genuinely care for and help one another.
3. Employment Opportunities
The Maritimes has a diverse economy that strikes a balance between the resource-based industries like forestry, mining, fishing, and agriculture, and the service-based industries of tourism, manufacturing, and information technology. The following sectors are recognized to have high potential growth and employment opportunities:
- Financial services and fintech
- Information technology
- Business service centres
- Food and beverage
Maritime businesses and provincial governments are consistently working together on programs to streamline immigration for individuals looking to relocate to the Maritimes for employment opportunities. Programs are designed to foster more immigration in order to bring workers to the Maritimes to address the issues of an aging population and declining workforce. For this reason, Maritime provincial governments want to make it easier for employers to bring skilled workers from abroad to our provinces. This is yet another opportunity for newcomers to make the Maritimes their new home.
“Our communities are either located directly on the water or very close, and there is no shortage of beautiful beaches, coastal parks, and scenic villages.”
4. Coastal Living
Our communities are either located directly on the water or near it, and there is no shortage of beautiful beaches, coastal parks, and scenic villages. Enjoy long summer days on our beautiful beaches and water sports like kayaking and snorkelling. We have the warmest ocean swimming in Canada due to shallow water and warm gulf winds blowing up from the South.
Spend your days along the coast in the magical natural wonder of the Maritimes, watching migrating whales and hiking the sculpted cliffs over the Bay of Fundy. Home to the highest tides in the world, this bay also boasts the famous Hopewell Rocks. These strangely shaped rock formations offer an idyllic spot to enjoy the natural beauty of the Maritimes.
Beyond our beautiful beaches, there are countless provincial parks with endless miles of trails meandering through our beautiful untouched forests with natural streams, lakes and waterfalls. The Maritime provinces are an ideal location for hiking, cycling, and observing wildlife in its natural habitat.
5. Maritime People
Though there are larger urban centres in the Maritimes, they retain that small-town feel, and you will readily become friends with many of the people who live here. Visitors to the Maritimes always go home thinking about how nice, generous, and hospitable Maritimes are. We’re known around the world for being some of its kindest people. Who wouldn’t want to be neighbours with the nicest people in the world?
“Anyone who visits the Maritimes always goes home thinking about how nice, generous, and hospitable the people are. Maritimers are known around the world for being some of the kindest people, so who wouldn’t want to be neighbors with the nicest people in the world!”
6. Maritime Seafood
Situated on the Atlantic Ocean, it’s no wonder the Maritimes is a region famed for its seafood. Many people visit the Maritimes for its world-renowned seafood, yet another livable luxury for those who live here. Depending on the season, you can watch fishing boats come into harbour and unload lobsters, crab, scallops, all sorts of fish, and even prepare them for a meal right in front of you. And if that’s not enough, don’t miss the town of Shediac—lobster capital of the world!
Children have access to some of the finest education in the country, with all citizens and permanent residents enjoying government-funded education until the age of 20. Education in the Maritimes is a cut above the rest, with 100% of the schools using modern internet resources to teach.
When it comes to postsecondary education, The Maritimes has a wide variety of top-tier universities and colleges to choose from. When studying in the Maritimes, students receive great value for an excellent quality of education, all while paying tuition fees that are among the lowest in the world. Numerous scholarships and government grants are also available to supplement postsecondary education.
8. Covid-19 Successful Mitigation
The Maritimes has one of the lowest rates of COVID-19 cases in the country. Most businesses and organizations have safely reopened by adopting additional measures to protect the health of their employees and customers, and by taking creative new approaches to providing services. Our economy has reopened and will continue to rebound as we move through the recovery phase. Maritimers are dedicated to supporting those who have been impacted financially and emotionally by the pandemic—financial assistance, food programs, and mental health resources are available to help families recover.
Welcoming You With Open Arms
Whether you prefer small-town communities or big city amenities, family-oriented recreation or a thriving food, arts and culture environment, the Maritimes offer a quality of life that’s sure to suit your lifestyle.
The quality of life in the Maritimes is second to none. Whether you prefer sandy beaches and coastal cliffs or the culture and energy of city life, you’re never far from either. Our climate is moderate, and there’s plenty to do no matter the time of year. There is skiing and skating in the winter, hiking, golf and swimming in the summer, and theatre and music festivals all year long.
Come visit our beautiful beaches and shores, and enjoy the small-town feeling where everybody knows your name. We just know you will be thrilled to call the Maritimes home.