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Immigrant retention in New Brunswick: 2022 update

Author: NB-IRDT Staff

Posted on Nov 21, 2022

Category: DataNB

The population of New Brunswick is always changing. Children are born, students graduate, and families move around looking for new opportunities. In recent years, change has been even more rampant, with the COVID-19 pandemic impacting factors like immigration, population mobility, and remote work opportunities.

Because New Brunswickers and the world around them keep changing, so does our research. As more recent data become available with the passing years, we revisit some projects and update results so New Brunswickers have access to the most up-to-date information about the province they live in.

For our most recent update, we revisited the topic of immigrant retention in New Brunswick. Previous NB-IRDT reports from 2019, 2020 and 2021 explored the arrival and retention of immigrants in New Brunswick through various immigration programs, such as the Provincial Nominee Program and the Atlantic Immigration Pilot.

The 2022 report uses new data on immigrants who landed in the province in 2019 and 2020 to see if arrival counts and retention rates have changed since then, and to learn how the first year of the pandemic may have impacted efforts to grow our population through immigration.

Learn more in summary report or the full report about which immigration streams are the most likely to successfully bring immigrants to New Brunswick, which streams’ applicants are the most likely to stay, and the extent to which pandemic-related measures affected immigrant landings in 2020.