As Sackville is unique among small towns, Mount Allison is unique among small universities. One of Canada’s top undergraduate universities, the University has produced more Rhodes Scholars, on a per-capita basis, than any other university in the Commonwealth.
Mount Allison’s commitment to excellence, together with the Sackville lifestyle, attracts faculty, researchers, and students of the highest caliber. This influx of fresh ideas and new ways of looking at the world has continually enriched the town since Mount Allison’s inception in 1839.
Canada’s largest French-language university outside Quebec, U de M is a 30-minute drive from Sackville. With almost 7,000 students, U de M provides a pool of professional bilingual and French language workers for the area.
(Source: Statistics Canada)
Dedicated, educated workforce
You’ll find our workforce well prepared, well educated and eager to help your business grow.
Sackville has relatively low rates of worker absenteeism and among the lowest rates of workforce turnover in North America. Moderate mobility rates are testimony to the high level of worker satisfaction and loyalty.
Skilled and educated
Sackville residents have higher qualifications than the provincial average; the presence of the number one ranked Mount Allison University encourages creativity and innovation.
In addition to the core population of Sackville, employers can access a work force of 150,000 living within a 30-minute commute. The Université de Moncton and nearby community colleges contribute to the country’s top bilingual workforce.
Easy access to a growing, active labour force
From 1999-2009 the region’s population has grown, unemployment is lower and the participation rate is higher making Sackville and the South-East attractive for prospective businesses.
- Population: 149,000–168,000
- Active Labour Force: 97,000–117,000
- Number of Jobs: 90,000–109,000
- Workforce Participation Rate: 5% increase
- Unemployment rate: 9%–7.9%