International families

Welcome to UNB Saint John

Saint John is a wonderful place to raise a family. It is safe, clean and has quality schools for children. Making arrangements for health care, accommodation, schools and daycare can be challenging. We hope the information in these links will help you get started.

When you arrive in Saint John, please check-in at the International Student Advisor's Office. We have a welcome/orientation package for you and will be happy to meet with you to discuss topics that will ease your transition to Saint John.


It is always a good idea to have official documents translated in your home country - marriage certificates, driver's licence, medical records (for existing conditions), children's school records, etc. It is not always easy to have these documents translated in Canada and it will likely save you time and money if you do it before you arrive.

Community Resources

The Saint John Multicultural and Newcomers Resource Centre has a number of community programs that are open to spouses and children of international students.

Legal advice

For undergraduate students: The Student Representative Council retains a lawyer throughout the year. UNB Saint John undergraduate students who have paid their Student Union fees can use this lawyer for advice for a 2-hour period.

For more information, please contact the Student Representative Council.