10 Essential Apps for Newcomers Living in Moncton


Moncton is one of the most exciting cities to live in Atlantic Canada. Being one of the largest cities in New Brunswick, Moncton was previously known as the ‘hub city’ due to its vibrant railway industry during the 1930s and all the way to the 1990s. Now, Moncton is undergoing a new sort of tech boom which sees many exciting businesses founding themselves in the city. Keeping with this theme, today we’ll be covering the ten best applications to have when living in Moncton, and how they can make life easier for newcomers living in the area. 

1. Codiac Transport App

While living in Moncton, one of the primary ways you’ll get around is by the use of public transport. Moncton has a robust bus system known as Codiac Transpo, and their Apple & Android apps make it easy to catch rides in real-time, schedule your routes, and receive general alerts & notifications regarding your travel routes.

2. YMCA Moncton

The YMCA is a youth group across Canada that offers classes, physical exercise, swimming lessons & swimming pools, access to gym equipment & showers, among other amenities. With the YMCA Moncton app, you can easily receive notifications for cancellations, promotions for the YMCA, and other important information related to the YMCA. Moreover, you can use the app to find information about available classes, hours, how to register, and directions to the YMCA location.

3. CamScanner

Currently, Moncton is an area that has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, it’s important to have your vaccination documents and other relevant information when traveling through the city and visiting areas such as restaurants, hospitals, hair salons, and other businesses. CamScanner allows you to easily scan and retrieve all your important documents; making things easier when producing information at these locations.

4. A Weather App

For this specific entry, it doesn’t matter what app you use. However, it is important to have a reliable weather app while living in Moncton; as the weather can be a bit unpredictable and switch from rain to snow to sun on a whim. 

5. Reebee

Another great money-saving and coupon app, Reebee allows you to browse promotional flyers from major retailers in the Moncton areas such as Walmart, Canadian Tire, Shoppers Drug Mart, Sobeys, Atlantic Superstore, and many more. 

6. LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a social media application designed to help you get hired. If you’re new to Canada, using LinkedIn is a great way to get noticed while job hunting. You can easily list your job, educational, and another relevant work history while also networking and connecting with other professionals on the app, as well as employers looking to hire from LinkedIn’s diverse staff pool.

7. Eco360

Eco360 is an app created by the Southeast Regional Service Commission, designed to better help the scheduling and collections of waste in the Westmorland, Albert County, Berrie Mills, and New Brunswick area. Eco360 allows you to easily check the schedule for waste collection, receive notifications for when the collection is occurring, and other relevant information related to the Eco360 collection process. It also comes packed with important information about recycling, organic products, and how garbage collection works in Moncton, New Brunswick.

8. Meetup

Meetup is another social networking app that is designed to help people meet others with similar interests to them. Not only is Meetup good for meeting people and making friends, but you can also use it for professional networking and job hunting as well.

9. Job Bank Canada

The Canadian government maintains a list of jobs that are categorized by skill, location, and other factors. They’ll have several jobs to choose from for the Moncton area, and this, in turn, allows you to more easily job hunt and find work that suits your abilities.

10. Skip-The-Dishes

Skip the Dishes is a food delivery application that can deliver restaurant favorites to your doorstep. This application is great for those with busy lives who find themselves unable to meal prep or prepare dinner during or after work. Skip the dishes is one of the more popular food delivery apps in Canada, and their fleet of drivers is sure to deliver your meal quickly regardless of where you are in the Moncton area.

“These recommendations are made from the experience of the team at MonctonCares, your own experience/costs/best advice may differ from the content of this blogpost.”

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