New Brunswick: StatsCan grows rapidly when the population exceeds 800,000 for the first time

New figures from Statistics Canada show that New Brunswick is experiencing a population boom.

Federal agencies said Friday that the state’s population has recently surpassed 800,000 for the first time and has gained more than 40,000 in the last five years alone.

Prime Minister Blaine Higgs has issued a statement that the state is experiencing higher immigration levels and aggressive interstate immigration.

As a result, the state has experienced the highest population growth rate since 1976, adding 15,000 people in the last 12 months.

And New Brunswick’s growth is part of a broader trend.

Last month, Statistics Canada reversed decades of population decline in three coastal states, thanks to immigrants and a steady influx of Canadians from other states, especially Ontario and Alberta, over the past five years. I reported that I was mostly successful in getting it done.

For the first time since the 1981-86 census, the number of people migrating to Primorskaya from other parts of Canada (134,841) was reported to be higher than those migrating (98,086) on February 9. Primorskaya grew at a faster pace than Prairie.

At that time, Statistics Canada had a population of 775,610 in New Brunswick, an official census based on data collected as of the second quarter of 2021.

According to Higgs, the latest estimates show a healthy state economy that has recovered above pre-pandemic levels.

“This is an important moment for our state,” Higgs said in a statement late Friday. “Our population growth strategy exceeds expectations …. People are looking at New Brunswick from a new perspective.”

Of the other Primorskaya Oblasts, Prince Edward Island was Canada’s fastest-growing state, according to a census released last month. And Nova Scotia has grown at the fastest pace since the early 1970s.

Census figures also show that the region has succeeded in attracting more immigrants from other countries. New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and PEI welcomed a record number of migrants between 2016 and 2021, with the majority arriving before the pandemic.

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