Record international immigration and an historic movement of people from Ontario were the two major factors tipping New Brunswick population over 800,000 earlier this year, new estimates show.
In March, Statistics Canada’s “real time” population clock for New Brunswick struck the 800,000 mark, which was seized on by Premier Blaine Higgs as an important moment for the province.
“People across the country and around the world are seeing the value, the opportunity and the reward of choosing to live here,” he tweeted at the time.
On Wednesday, Statistics Canada released more information about what caused the surge in population, including the arrival of
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