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New Brunswick Population Growth Strategy Seeks to Triple Immigrant Population

With a population of 770,000, New Brunswick currently has the third smallest population out of all of the Canadian provinces. In an effort to boost these numbers, the government has implemented a growth strategy with the goal of welcoming 10,000 new immigrants over the next ten years.

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According to New Brunswick premier Blaine Higgs, the province is well on its way to meeting its increased immigration targets. In 2019, the province of New Brunswick recorded a record-breaking 6,000 new permanent residents. This is a 30 percent increase from 2018. 

Higgs has stated he would like to see the province welcome 10,000 immigrants per year by 2027. By increasing immigration to the province, he hopes to boost New Brunswick’s economy, fill labour shortages, and compensate for an aging population. 

This growth is in large part due to the success of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP). The program is employer-driven, and is meant to give businesses in Canada’s Atlantic provinces the opportunity to recruit top-tier talent from outside the country.  AIPP was launched in 2017 but Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino has been mandated to make the program permanent, and add 5,000 more slots. 

From 2018 to 2027, New Brunswick is expected to have 120,000 new job openings, 13,000 of which will require workers from outside the province as they cannot be filled by the province’s current labour force.  

The strategy gives a detailed report including sixty actionable items that the province plans to put into place over the next five years. Their goal is to create welcoming and engaging communities by promoting integration and inclusiveness. In this way, they hope to attract skilled workers who will remain in the province for years to come. 

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