Canada and New Brunswick sign immigration agreement, Government of Canada

March 31, 2017 – Moncton, NB – Today, an agreement was signed that will help New Brunswick address labour shortages and grow its population. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, federal Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Honourable Donald Arseneault, New Brunswick Minister for Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, signed the Canada-New Brunswick Immigration Agreement.

The signing took place in Moncton, New Brunswick, during the first Forum on Francophone Immigration between federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for Immigration and for the Canadian Francophonie.

The agreement supports New Brunswick in its goal to help fill labour shortages and grow its population by welcoming more immigrants. An annex to the agreement, “French-Speaking Immigrants,” is the first of its kind. It outlines how Canada and New Brunswick will work together to attract and retain French-speaking immigrants, and bring in more skilled workers.

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