In 2020, New Brunswick issued 2,020 nominations, comparable to 2019, but the number of new immigrants was underwhelming.
The number of immigration candidates who were nominated by New Brunswick to immigrate to Canada in 2020 was similar to previous years.
Despite the immigration challenges that came with the COVID-19 pandemic, New Brunswick issued a total of 2,020 nominations through its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in 2020. In 2019, the province issued 2,022 PNP nominations.
Although the number of nominations did not drastically drop, only 2,740 new permanent residents landed in New Brunswick as of November 31, 2020. In 2019, this number was a record 6,000.
This drop comes as a result of travel restrictions put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, as well as processing delays from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, according to a New Brunswick Multicultural Council (NBMC) press release.
The President of the NBMC, Moncef Lakouas, said the immigration numbers show that the province is addressing employer needs.
News Source: CIC NEWS