Who Lives In New Brunswick?

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Who Lives In New Brunswick?

Most New Brunswickers have British Isles ancestry (English, Scottish and Irish) or French ancestry.

The province is currently home to a small migrant population. Less than 4 percent of New Brunswickers are migrants - a very small proportion compared with places like Toronto where almost half the people are migrants.

New Brunswick's population has seen fewer changes in its demographics than most other Canadian provinces in recent years. Figures from Statistics Canada show that visible minorities make up less than 2 percent of New Brunswick's population compared with around 15 percent for the whole of Canada.

Workers in New Brunswick are paid about 15 percent less than the Canadian average. People who are keen to pursue high-paying careers tend to move west.