New Brunswick pushing for more immigrants

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 07 Feb 2020 20:26:30 +0000

The Premier of New Brunswick wants to increase the province’s population to one million in 2040. Premier Blaine Higgs brought up the province’s aging population and labour market shortage during an annual “state of the province” speech, the Canadian Press reports. The premiere referred to the province’s population growth strategy released this past summer, which […]

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New Brunswick city hosting job fair for immigrants

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 19:34:42 +0000

The bilingual city of Moncton, New Brunswick is hosting a job fair for immigrants in hopes of connecting international talent with local employers on January 24. International students, newcomers, and prospective immigrants are invited to explore employment options in the fields of IT, finance, insurance, customer service, health, hospitality, and manufacturing. “Last year alone we […]

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Atlantic Canada is experiencing an immigration revolution

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 22:56:52 +0000

Between 2011 and 2016, Atlantic Canada experienced the weakest population growth in the country. This was due in part to the region’s low intake of immigrants.  Population growth is important to promoting the economic growth that is necessary for maintaining high living standards in Atlantic Canada. Recognizing this, the four Atlantic provinces — Newfoundland and […]

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New Brunswick eyes major increase in immigration over next five years

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 19:24:56 +0000

The Government of New Brunswick is calling for a significant increase in immigration to the province over the next five years to address the economic and social challenges posed by its ageing population. The government’s new population growth strategy would see the number of economic immigrants settling in New Brunswick each year reach 7,500 by […]

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New Brunswick nursing strategy prescribes immigrant RNs for growing labour shortage

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 00:33:57 +0000

Internationally trained nurses will be required to address a looming shortage in New Brunswick’s health-care system, a new government report says.  The recruitment of internationally educated nurses (IENs) is one of four so-called “action items” that the province’s Nursing Resource Strategy says are needed to meet the accelerating demand for health services and long-term care among […]

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New Brunswick introduces targeted searches of Express Entry pool

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 14:02:34 +0000

Express Entry candidates may now receive an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination from New Brunswick whether they’ve registered an Expression of Interest with the province or not. In an update published Friday, July 26, the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) said it “will, on occasion, invite candidates directly from the federal Express […]

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Canada’s Maritime Provinces experiencing “fastest” population growth in decades

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 17 May 2019 20:04:02 +0000

Immigration is helping drive the fastest population growth in decades in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, says a new report by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council.   The three provinces, collectively known as Canada’s Maritime provinces, have been the focus of intensive efforts to attract and retain skilled foreign workers and their families […]

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New Brunswick village builds new subdivision to house influx of foreign workers

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 17:42:50 +0000

A shortage of skilled labour in the province of New Brunswick has led the J.D. Irving company and the Village of Chipman to take a unique step to help much-needed foreign workers and their families get settled.  With affordable housing in short supply in the village of around 1,000 people, J.D. Irving (JDI) and Chipman’s […]

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Canada extends Atlantic Immigration Pilot

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2019 17:28:42 +0000

Canada is extending its Atlantic Immigration Pilot to December 2021 in a bid to maintain the program’s momentum, the federal government has announced.   Launched in 2017 for an initial three-year run, the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) was created to address labour shortages in the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and […]

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Employers in Moncton, New Brunswick, turning to foreign workers to fill labour needs

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 16:25:16 +0000

The need for skilled labour is the biggest challenge facing employers in Moncton, New Brunswick, a new survey suggests, and increasing the number of foreign workers is seen as key to solving the problem.   The survey by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Moncton (CCGM) found businesses in the city of 72,000 are “increasingly focused […]

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