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FREDERICTON, N.B. — The federal authorities has elevated the variety of areas out there for immigration to New Brunswick by 67 per cent.
The rise means New Brunswick could have 5,500 certificates for newcomers this yr.
It contains an extra 1,084 areas for the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program and 1,116 allocations for the Atlantic Immigration Program.
The provincial authorities stated it expects extra allocations in 2024 and 2025.
“Immigrants assist construct stronger, numerous and vibrant communities, which is why we’re thrilled with this improve,” stated Arlene Dunn, New Brunswick’s minister accountable for immigration.
Moreover, the province additionally introduced a renewed immigration settlement with Ottawa.
Beneath the renewed settlement, New Brunswick can nominate certified immigrants for everlasting resident standing and goal extremely expert employees for accelerated processing by the Provincial Nominee Program.
Dunn stated the province goals to award 32 per cent of its provincial nominations in 2023 to French-speaking immigration candidates.
“This renewed settlement highlights the significance of our contribution to the nation’s general immigration system,” stated Dunn.