What many of us may not consider is just how important these new New Brunswickers are to New Brunswick’s prosperity and continued growth. That’s because today in New Brunswick we face a double threat – an aging and shrinking population which has led to a significant shortage of skilled workers.
The government of New Brunswick is working hard with other partners to solve this problem. We’re retraining New Brunswickers. We’re working hard to repatriate New Brunswickers who left home to seek opportunities elsewhere. We’re also working with employers and community leaders to help position New Brunswick as a land of opportunity for skilled foreign workers.
Attracting new New Brunswickers will help all of our citizens by increasing productivity, exports and boosting R&D and commercialization. This will lead to more service businesses, more restaurants and more retail which equals more jobs for New Brunswickers.