The native population growth of NB is modest, directly affecting the labor market, so most of the job opportunities are of replacement.
In this scenario, it is important to highlight that the gains in the labor market are driven by immigration. According to research, the province expects to receive approximately 3,900 immigrants
per year and it is estimated that there will be 12,000 openings per year by 2027. Considering these forecasts, a trend towards labor appreciation was also cited in the survey, causing employers to offer more competitive wages and benefits and thus fill market needs faster.
Trends for job openings for the coming years
Top 3 Segments
- Health and social assistance (22,992 vacancies/year)
- Retail and wholesale trade (19,055 jobs/year)
- Industry (9,420 jobs/year)
Top 3 Professions
- Nurses (3,568 vacancies/year)
- Managers for commerce - wholesale and retail (4,618 jobs/year)
- Drivers/transport (3,465 vacancies/year)
To learn more about the survey, visit 2019-04-15-lmo-report-en-v2.pdf (nbjobs.ca)
Why choose New Brunswick to live?
If you want tranquility and quality of life in a less populated province, NB offers a balanced lifestyle between work and leisure. Its sports and recreational activities are present all year round.
It is a coastal province, with beautiful saltwater beaches, but you can find Mountains, rivers and forests (80% of its territory is forests) and the famous Fundy Bay known for its tides and the frequent presence of whales.
NB has an excellent education system and offers a wide variety of educational programs. The New Brunswick education system is managed and structured according to the principle of its linguistic duality (the only province to have two official languages, English and French), therefore, it recognizes two distinct sectors of education, a francophone (for those who speak French) and another Anglophone (for those who speak English), there are 332 schools in English and 225 in French.