How to Apply
Fredericton is indeed a wonderful place to live and raise a family. It is a small city, population 85,688 in the City centre (124,172 in the Greater Fredericton area), but it is a provincial capital so we have all the amenities which accompany that status. We have two universities, the main campus of the University of New Brunswick and St Thomas University.
We have an international airport. During last five years the airport experiences constant passenger’s growth. You could fly from Fredericton directly to Cuba and England.
You may be interested to know that Fredericton is within reasonable driving distance of Montreal, Toronto, Boston and New York. We have a relaxed lifestyle compared to larger cities, and we are relatively crime free. Housing is inexpensive compared to larger cities in Canada and the USA.
The Fredericton Jewish community has been decreasing for a number of years as our young adults accepted employment opportunities elsewhere following completion of their university and professional studies and, as well, due to aging of the people who have remained. Thus, the Jewish community as represented by the synagogue has undertaken a program to renew itself. As part of that program we have signed an agreement with the Government of New Brunswick to participate in the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program, a sponsorship program which essentially allows for qualified immigrants to bypass the lengthy Federal immigration process. The volunteers on our committee will do our best to help immigrants settle in the community, find employment and become familiar with the Jewish and wider communities. We want to maximize the chances that the immigrants we sponsor will have a good chance of integrating into our community and helping us renew the Fredericton Jewish community.
Your answers to the questions on the Immigration Questionnaire are important to us and to the Government of New Brunswick. They will help you and us to determine whether Fredericton is a good location for you and your family. Please include as much detail as you believe is necessary for us to properly assess your application. Omissions or incomplete answers delay the review process. You may submit your replies in English, French, Russian or Hebrew.
Baruchim Ha’Ba’im Immigration Committee