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Changes in population from migration and immigration

Positive international immigration added to gains from to inter-provincial migration, resulting in a net increase of 3,857 people to New Brunswick’s population in the second quarter of 2021. This was the highest quarterly increase for population in the province.

Changes in population from movement within Canada

Some 5,897 people moved to New Brunswick from other provinces in the second quarter of 2021. This was up 59.4% from a year earlier. A large number of people came to New Brunswick from Ontario compared to a year earlier.

A total of 3,752 people left the province for elsewhere in Canada in the second quarter, an increase of 18.5% from the same period in 2020. More people leaving for British Columbia, and Alberta accounted for most of this increase.

The result was a net gain of 2,145 people to New Brunswick’s population in the second quarter. This was an increase of 300.9% from the second quarter of 2020.

Changes in population from immigration

International immigration added 1,712 people to New Brunswick’s population in the second quarter of 2021. This was an increase of 152.1% from the same period in 2020 when international travel was heavily curtailed.