On March 25, 2022, the Office of the Premier of New Brunswick announced that the population in the province reached 800,000. According to Statistics Canada, over the last five years, the province’s population has grown by more than 40,000. 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.