The original riding of St. Norbert was established at the time of the province's creation in 1870. For the 1870 provincial election, it was divided into two separate ridings: St. Norbert North and St. Norbert South. Subsequently, it was reduced to a single riding.
St. Norbert was a francophone-majority riding. It was eliminated in 1879, at a time when francophone representation in the province was being reduced.
List of provincial representatives (St. Norbert North)
St. Norbert's population in 1996 was 19,184. In 1999, the average family income was $59,444, and the unemployment rate was 8.20%. The riding is ethnically diverse: 5% of the riding's residents are German, 4% are Chinese, 3% are East Indian and 2% are Italian. Six per cent of the riding's residents are francophone. Almost 28% of the riding's residents have a university degree.
The service sector accounts for 16% of St. Norbert's industry, with a further 15% in the educational services.