Immigration boosts New Brunswick population to record level
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
New Brunswick population growth is back from the dead and gaining strength, and the province's Progressive Conservative government is giving federal Liberals some of the credit. On Monday, Statistics Canada released estimates showing the number of New Brunswick residents hit a record 776,827. It's the largest single-year population increase in New Brunswick since 1991 and a revival from the early 2000s when the province stopped growing entirely and began shrinking. The recent increases are almost entirely due to international immigration.
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