The Office of the Premier of New Brunswick announced on March 25, 2022 that the province's population has reached 800,000.
The population of the province has grown by more than 40,000 in the last five years, according to Statistics Canada. New Brunswick experiences the highest rate of population growth since 1976 as it saw more than 15,000 people increase over the last year.
Premier Blaine Higgs stated that the increase is a significant moment for the province and a strong indicator of a healthy economy in the province. In New Brunswick, the population grew by more than 15,000 over the past year, which represents the highest rate of population growth since 1976.
Premier Blaine Higgs added that,
"As our population grows, our economy will grow along with it. A growing economy will give us a greater tax base and that will allow us to provide better health care, education and social services, along with better roads, bridges and infrastructure. Overall, we’ll build an even better New Brunswick."