Northern Region, New Brunswick Real Estate Association

New Brunswick Migration

Changes in population from migration and immigration

Positive international immigration added to gains from to inter-provincial migration, resulting in a net increase of 3,517 people to New Brunswick’s population in the fourth quarter of 2021. This was well above the number of people who came during the previous fourth quarter and marked the fourth highest quarter on record for growth.

Changes in population from movement within Canada

Some 3,308 people moved to New Brunswick from other provinces in the fourth quarter of 2021. This was up 60.5% from a year earlier. A large number of people came to New Brunswick from Ontario compared to a year earlier.

A total of 1,720 people left the province for elsewhere in Canada in the fourth quarter, an increase of 11.7% from the same period in 2020. More people leaving for British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, and Prince Edward Island accounted for most of this increase.

The result was a net gain of 1,588 people to New Brunswick’s population in the fourth quarter. This was an increase of 204.8% from the fourth quarter of 2020.

Changes in population from immigration

International immigration added 1,929 people to New Brunswick’s population in the fourth quarter of 2021. This was an increase of 112.2% from the same period in 2020.