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Newcomers Contribution to New Brunswick’s Economy

Updated: Aug 13, 2020

Nearly 7,000 immigrants entered the province’s workforce between 2011 and 2016, contributing about $168 million annually to the provincial budget, according to an economic impact study conducted by Jupia Consultants for the New Brunswick Multicultural Council (NBMC).

The report also found that the 6,960 immigrants plus more than 900 international students have a direct impact of $516 million to the province’s GDP. This doesn’t include contributions from immigrant-owned businesses. Overall, including indirect and induced effect, recent immigrants and international post-secondary students support 11,680 jobs.


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