New Brunswick will average a net gain of 800 working-age persons per year.
Data shows that New Brunswick was the only Canadian province to experience a population decline between 2011 and 2016.
Aging population and loss of working-age (ages 18 to 64) New Brunswickers through outmigration to other provinces.
In order to stimulate economic development, New Brunswick needs a skilled workforce that will attract private sector investment and create jobs.
New Brunswick should promote population growth through interprovincial migration. If New Brunswick follows the goal of 1,000 set by Nova Scotia through OneNS, it should aim to average a net gain of 800 working-age persons per year (after adjusting for provincial differences).