Fredericton ranks among the best in the world when it comes to business friendliness, quality of life, innovation, and cost-competitiveness. But you don’t have to take our word for it.

Economic Awards

American Cities of the Future (2017)#1 Micro-City in North America for FDI Strategy
#1 Human Capital and Lifestyle
#5 for Business Friendliness
#6 for Economic Potential
#7 overall in Micro Cities category
Startup Canada Awards (2016)Canada's Startup Community of the Year
IEDC Awards (2017)Gold for the Fredericton Community Profile (General Purpose Print Brochure)
Silver for Planet Hatch (Entrepreneurship category)
Site Selector MagazineHonourable Mention (Fredericton)
American Cities of the Future (2014)#1 Micro-City in North America
#4 for Best FDI Strategy
#5 for Business Friendliness
#6 for Economic Potential
KPMG Competitive Alternatives (2016)Canada's most cost-competitive region
Canadian Federation of Independent BusinessOne of Canada’s Top 50 Entrepreneurial Cities
Canadian Contractor MagazineTop Five Renovator-Friendly Cities
Financial Times of LondonOne of the North American Cities of the Future
Canadian BusinessBest City for Business
Globe & MailOne of the Top Five New Technology Boomtowns
One of the Best Cities for Export
Moneysense (2012)#2 Best Real Estate Deals in Canada

Innovation Awards

Canadian Information Productivity (CIPA)Judge’s Innovation Award for becoming Canada’s 1st free wireless city
Intelligent Communities ForumRecognized twice as one of the top seven intelligent communities in the world
Federation of Canadian MunicipalitiesMilestone 5 Award: Fredericton recognized for its corporate and community greenhouse gas emission reduction programs.
International Awards for Liveable CommunitiesGold Awards in the Socio-Economic category for Green Shops/Green Matters initiatives
ISO 9001 Certified Organization2010, 2007, 2004

Lifestyle Awards

Slice.caTop 20 Most Beautiful Canadian Cities to Live In
World Health OrganizationFredericton ranked 8th in the world for air quality
7th annual Demographia International Housing Affordability SurveyFredericton ranked 2nd in Canada and 22nd in the world for housing affordability
Government of CanadaCultural Capital of Canada 2009
Richard Florida “Who’s Your City?”Fourth Best City for Families in Canada
Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine2nd Best Walking City in Canada
MoneysenseTop 10 Places to Live in Canada for 6 consecutive years & 3rd Best Place to Retire in Canada