Northern Region, New Brunswick Real Estate Association

New Brunswick Migration

Changes in population from migration and immigration

Positive international immigration added to gains from inter-provincial migration, resulting in a net increase of 4,017 people to New Brunswick’s population in the first quarter of 2022. This was the second highest quarterly increase on record.

Changes in population from movement within Canada

Some 5,010 people moved to New Brunswick from other provinces in the first quarter of 2022. This was up 27.8% from a year earlier. A large number of people came to New Brunswick from Ontario compared to a year earlier.

A total of 2,897 people left the province for elsewhere in Canada in the first quarter, an increase of 4.9% from the same period in 2021. More people leaving for Alberta, Quebec, and other Atlantic provinces accounted for most of this increase.

The result was a net gain of 2,113 people to New Brunswick’s population in the first quarter. This was an increase of 82.5% from the first quarter of 2021 and was the second highest quarter on record.

Changes in population from immigration

International immigration added 1,904 people to New Brunswick’s population in the first quarter of 2022. This was an increase of 60.5% from the same period in 2021.