New Brunswick Real Estate Association

New Brunswick Migration

Changes in population from migration and immigration:

Positive international immigration overshadowed losses due to inter-provincial migration, resulting in a net increase of 332 people to New Brunswick’s population in the fourth quarter of 2019. This was a decline of 20.4% from the net gain in the previous fourth quarter.

Changes in population from movement within Canada:

Some 1,923 people moved to New Brunswick from other provinces in the fourth quarter of 2019. This was down 12.1% from a year earlier. Fewer people came to New Brunswick from Alberta and Ontario compared to a year earlier.

A total of 2,262 people left the province for elsewhere in Canada in the fourth quarter, a decrease of 3.8% from the same period in 2018. Fewer people leaving for British Columbia and Ontario accounted for the majority of this decline.

The result was a net loss of 339 people from New Brunswick’s population in the fourth quarter. This was slightly more than double the net loss from the fourth quarter of 2018.

Changes in population from immigration:

International immigration added 671 people to New Brunswick’s population in the fourth quarter of 2019. This was an increase of 15.3% from the same period in 2018.