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We are the stewards of one of New Brunswick’s most important resources: our data. Find out why we’re important partners for evidence-informed decision-making in Canada.

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We work collaboratively, foster open, honest communication and develop and maintain productive working relationships based on mutual respect and continuous learning and improvement. See our job openings here.

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Immigrant Retention in New Brunswick: 2022 Update

The population of New Brunswick is always changing. Children are born, students graduate, and families move around looking for new opportunities. In recent years, change has been even more rampant, with the COVID-19 pandemic impacting factors like immigration, population mobility, and remote work opportunities. Because New Brunswickers and the world around them keep changing, so does our research. As more recent data become available with the passing years, we revisit some projects and update results so New Brunswickers have access to the most up-to-date information about the province they live in.

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Canadian Press Interviews NB-IRDT Director for His Thoughts on Immigration

Immigration has been a hot topic of political discourse for years now in Canada. And following recently announced immigration targets, the conversation concerning immigration has been reignited. 2022 marked a record year for Canada, welcoming 431, 645 new permanent residents. New targets seek to raise this number to 500,000 new immigrants by 2025. As questions surrounding immigration persist, experts and political leaders will continue to rely on work done by researchers to inform their decision-making. In a recent article by the Canadian Press, NB-IRDT Director, Dr. Ted McDonald, was asked to lend his knowledge to the conversation. He says, “Raising immigration levels [alone] isn't the right way to address current labour shortages.”

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