NBMC in the News

NBMC acts as the province’s leading voice for promoting the positive effects of immigration and multiculturalism. NBMC’s team and member agencies regularly field some of the most challenging questions and stories of the day and take the opportunity to underline the roles the member agencies and diverse programs play in building inclusive communities.



Dec. 16, 2020:
Bill To Allow Permanent Residents To Vote Proposed In N.B. Legislature (Huddle)

Dec. 15, 2020:
Some immigrants should get to vote in civic elections, group says (CBC)

Dec. 13, 2020:
N.B. legislature to consider bill to extend voting rights to permanent residents (Global News)

Dec. 13, 2020:
Élections municipales: les libéraux suggèrent de laisser participer les résidents permanents (Acadie Nouvelle)

Dec. 11, 2020:
L’immigration étudiante un peu facilitée au N.-B (Acadie Nouvelle)

Dec. 11, 2020:
Newcomer voting (CBC – Information Morning Fredericton)

Dec. 06, 2020:
Des arbres de Noël pour venir en aide aux familles de nouveaux arrivants (Acadie Nouvelle)

Dec. 05, 2020:
Christmas tree lots to support newcomers pop up around New Brunswick (CBC)

Dec. 04, 2020:
MAGMA selling trees to support newcomers in Moncton (CBC Information Morning – Moncton)

Dec. 03, 2020:
Aider les nouveaux arrivants en achetant son sapin de Noël (Canada Info)

Dec. 01, 2020:
Survey launched on racism in New Brunswick ‘open to everyone’ (Global News)

Nov. 30, 2020:
NB Racism survey (CBC Information Morning – Fredericton)

Nov. 30, 2020:
New survey aims to learn more about systemic racism in New Brunswick (CBC Information Morning – Moncton)

Nov. 30, 2020:
Survey Aims To Uncover Experiences Of Racism In New Brunswick (Huddle)

Nov. 30, 2020:
Multicultural council surveys New Brunswickers about racism (CBC)

Oct. 30, 2020:
Immigrants left in limbo as permit processing takes months (CBC)

Oct. 19, 2020:
It was the worst time of our lives’: Pandemic separates families (Telegraph Journal)

Oct. 13, 2020:
Marketswell Accepts 10 Members (Entrevestor)

Oct. 02, 2020:
What does COVID-19 Mean for Immigration in NB (Telegraph Journal)

Oct. 01, 2020:
Arlene Dunn’s Cabinet Appointment Shows Immigration Key To N.B.’s Growth (Huddle)

Sept. 28, 2020:
Availability of affordable housing needs to be addressed, says multicultural group (CBC)

Sept. 28, 2020:
Access to housing a growing hurdle for new immigrants in Moncton (CBC Information Morning – Moncton)

Sept. 24, 2020:
Coup de pouce communautaire : le programme Imagine N.-B. (Radio-Canada)

Sept. 13, 2020:
Immigrant Support, Access To Employment Top Issues For N.B. Residents Who Can’t Vote (Huddle)

Jun. 17, 2020:
Here’s hoping pandemic won’t stop New Brunswick’s bullish new attitude to immigration (Globe and Mail)

Jun. 14, 2020:
Survey Shows Support For Immigration In N.B. Remains High (Huddle)

Jun. 12, 2020:
Support for immigration strong in New Brunswick (Times & Transcript)

Jun. 03, 2020:
Emery- A Turning Point for New Brunswick  (Telegraph Journal)

May 30, 2020:
NB’s Economic Turning Point  (Telegraph Journal)

May 26, 2020:
Online Conference And Podcast Series Aims To ‘Re-imagine’ N.B. (Huddle)

May 23, 2020:
Focus on exporters for post COVID economic recovery (Telegraph Journal)

Feb. 14, 2020:
Le N.-B. a accueilli un nombre record de nouveaux arrivants en 2019 (Acadie Nouvelle)

Feb. 12, 2020:
N.B. saw record number of new permanent residents in 2019 (Global News)

Feb. 11, 2020:
New Brunswick Cities See Record Immigration Year In 2019 (Huddle)

Feb. 10, 2020:
Newcomers feeling capital’s housing crunch, say experts (Daily Gleaner)

Feb. 09, 2020:
Le Conseil multiculturel du N.-B. réclame de meilleurs accès aux logements (Radio-Canada)

Feb. 09, 2020:
10,000 immigrants won’t come to N.B. if housing is beyond reach, council warns (CBC)

Feb. 05, 2020:
Immigration : le Nouveau-Brunswick doit investir davantage, selon un intervenant (Radio-Canada)

Feb. 04, 2020:
Want more immigrants? Put more money into support system, Multicultural Council says (CBC)

Feb. 04, 2020:
How can we attract immigrants to New Brunswick? (CBC Information Morning – Fredericton)

Feb. 04, 2020:
Is the premier’s strategy to boost immigration doable? (CBC Information Morning – Moncton)


Dec. 19, 2019:
Province’s approach to immigration shines at European conference (CBC – Shift)

Sept. 23, 2019:
Immigration Is ‘Tide That Raises All Ships’ For New Brunswick (Huddle)

Sept. 20, 2019:
New Brunswick aims to increase number of newcomers within five years (Global News)

Sept. 09, 2019:
Dealing with people’s worries about increased immigration to New Brunswick (CBC – Information Morning)

Sept. 08, 2019:
UNB Professor Gets Legacy Award For Work On Multiculturalism And Immigration (Huddle)

Aug. 27, 2019:
New growth strategy sets target of 7,500 newcomers a year (CBC)

Jun. 03, 2019:
New loan program offers to help newcomers get their credentials recognized (CBC)

Jun. 03, 2019:
New Program Helps Immigrant Nurse Do What She Was Trained To Do…Be A Nurse (Huddle)

May 28, 2019:
‘It is harder than one expects to stay in New Brunswick’ (Telegraph Journal)

Apr. 02, 2019:
New Brunswick mayor extends welcome mat to Quebecers unhappy at new legislation (Global News)

Apr. 02, 2019:
New Brunswick mayor extends welcome mat to Quebecers unhappy at new legislation (Globe and Mail)

Mar. 18, 2019:
Veillée pour les victimes des attentats de Christchurch à Moncton (Radio-Canada)

Mar. 11, 2019:
Newcomers boosting economy, new study shows (Miramichi Leader)

Mar. 09, 2019:
New group supports immigrant women vulnerable to domestic violence (CBC) 

Mar. 07, 2019:
Report Says Newcomers Contribute $168 Million To Provincial Budget Each Year (Huddle)

Mar. 07, 2019:
Accueil d’immigrants : le Nouveau-Brunswick doit accroître ses efforts, selon un intervenant (Radio-Canada)

Mar. 07, 2019:
Immigrants, international students are boosting provincial economy, report says (CBC)

Feb. 25, 2019:
‘I can do everything’: Employment program tries to empower newcomers (CBC)

Feb. 22, 2019:
Training program has helped at least 54 newcomers find jobs (CBC)

Jan. 28, 2019:
AIPP: A Love Story (Atlantic Business)

Jan. 15, 2019:
N.B. Businesses say immigration could ease labour shortage (Telegraph Journal)


Dec. 09, 2018:
Le N.-B. veut profiter de la baisse des seuils d’immigration du Québec (Radio-Canada)

Nov. 15, 2018:
L’immigration est une plus-value pour la province (Acadie Nouvelle)

Nov. 12, 2018:
Report calls for big increase in immigration to New Brunswick as labour shortages rise (CIC News)

Nov. 08, 2018:
N.B. Needs 7,500 Immigrants A Year To Tackle Labour Shortages, Report Says (Huddle) 

Nov. 07, 2018:
Report calls for big immigration spike (Telegraph Journal)

Nov. 06, 2018:
More immigrants only way to avoid demographic tsunami: report (Telegraph Journal)

Oct. 31, 2018:
Champions for Cultural Diversity honoured in Bathurst (Max 104.3)

May. 07, 2018:
Pénurie de travailleurs qualifiés défi majeur des entrepreneurs francophones (Acadie Nouvelle)

May. 01, 2018:
Immigration : les préjugés restent nombreux (TVA)

Apr. 30, 2018:
‘New Conversations’ opens immigration dialogue (The Northern Light)

Apr. 25, 2018:
City employers share immigration success stories (Miramichi Leader)

Apr. 20, 2018:
‘New Conversations’ Event Highlights Immigration Experiences and Solutions in Moncton (Huddle)

Apr. 20, 2018:
Public forum to focus on immigration, the economy (Miramichi Leader)

Apr. 19, 2018:
Immigration sessions start ‘new conversations’ (Times & Transcript) 

Apr. 18, 2018:
L’immigration présentée comme la solution au vieillissement de la population (Radio-Canada)

Apr. 17, 2018:
Richard Saillant: Why New Brunswick needs more immigrants (Telegraph Journal)

Apr. 16, 2018:
Une tournée de sensibilisation à l’importance de l’immigration pour l’économie au N.-B. (Radio-Canada)

Apr. 16, 2018:
Busting the anti-immigrant bias (Telegraph Journal)

Apr. 16, 2018:
Multicultural Council Hosts Province-Wide Conversations About Immigration (Huddle)

Jan. 24, 2018:
Imagine NB is challenging immigrant youth to make their communities better (Wicked Ideas)


Dec. 08, 2017:
Young immigrants get help becoming New Brunswick leaders (CBC)

Dec. 08, 2017:
Alex Leblanc – Newcomer Leadership (CBC – Information Morning)

Nov. 25, 2017:
Immigration pilot program aims to draw newcomers to Atlantic Canada (The Star)

Nov. 01, 2017:
Feds vow to boost Atlantic immigration, fill vacant jobs (Telegraph Journal)

Oct. 26, 2017:
If province wants immigrants, it has to take big steps, advocate says (CBC) 

Oct. 25, 2017:
Immigration to N.B. booms, and not just refugees (Telegraph Journal)

Oct. 17, 2017:
The benefits of immigration (CBC – Shift NB)

Oct. 17, 2017:
‘It’s about integration’: N.B. consults experts on immigration plan (Telegraph Journal)

July 24, 2017:
Young immigrants inspired to become future leaders in the province (CBC)

Jun. 15, 2017:
Give cities bigger role in immigration, N.B. advocate tells MPs (CBC)

Jun. 09, 2017:
New ‘social’ lab focuses on retaining and attracting immigrants in N.B. (CBC)

Jun. 08, 2017:
McKenna: ‘Chronic shortage of willing workers’ (Telegraph Journal)

May 24, 2017:
New Program Helps NB Immigrants With Professional Credentials (Huddle)

May 23, 2017:
Plus d’aide pour les immigrants qui veulent leurs équivalences professionnelles (Radio-Canada)

May 23, 2017:
N.B. Multicultural Council launches loan program for immigrants working outside previous profession (Global News)

May 23, 2017:
Syrian refugee: I just want to work in Canada (Telegraph Journal) 

May 19, 2017:
Loan program to help immigrants get accredited in Canada (Telegraph Journal)

Apr. 25, 2017:
Despite struggles, many Syrian refugees’ businesses are gaining traction (Globe and Mail)

Mar. 15, 2017:
Vague survey ‘plays with fire,’ says president of New Brunswick Multicultural Council (CBC)

Mar. 14, 2017:
Electoral reform report renews interest in letting permanent residents vote (CBC)

Feb. 22, 2017:
Fredericton open to becoming a ‘sanctuary city’ for asylum seekers (Global News)

Feb. 01, 2017:
After Quebec City shootings, Fredericton residents help raise money for mosque (CBC)

Jan. 31, 2017:
Donations pour in for new mosque in show of support after Quebec attack (Telegraph Journal)

Jan. 29, 2017:
Trump ban sends shock waves through N.B (Telegraph Journal)

Jan. 09, 2017:
Droit de vote aux résidents permanents: «C’est pe aujourd’hui ossible», même sans Ottawa (Acadie Nouvelle)

Jan. 01, 2017:
Syrian refugees in Canada face a critical juncture in 2017 (Vice News Canada)


Dec. 15, 2016:
A milestone looms for Canada’s Syrian refugees: ‘Month 13’ (Maclean’s)

Dec. 15, 2016:
‘We are under pressure now’ – Syrians search for jobs (CBC)

Dec. 13, 2016:
‘They are survivors’ – Privately sponsored refugees adjust to new lives (CBC)

Dec. 08, 2016:
Syrian newcomers agree language training is key to finding work (CBC)

Nov. 22, 2016:
Un nouveau programme d’immigration basé sur les besoins des employeurs (Acadie Nouvelle)

Nov. 18, 2016:
Un projet pilote mobilisateur en immigration dès le début de 2017 au Nouveau-Brunswick (Radio-Canada)

Oct. 19, 2016:
New Brunswick’s Syrian refugees finding jobs at a higher rate than national averages (Telegraph Journal)

Oct. 15, 2016:
New Brunswick government looks to boost refugee employment (CTV)

Oct. 04, 2016
Leaving war behind isn’t the end of the struggle (Telegraph Journal)

Sept. 26, 2016:
NouLAB Sets Up to Launch Next Academy for Social Change (Huddle)

Sept. 15, 2016:
Multicultural Council president not worried over Syrian refugees leaving New Brunswick (Global News)

Sept. 14, 2016:
New Brunswick must integrate Syrians or risk departures, group says (CBC)

Sept. 14, 2016:
Syrians Adjusting (CBC – Information Morning)

July 30, 2016:
74 Syrians have already found jobs in N.B. (CBC)

July 28, 2016
Syrian Jobs (CBC – Information Morning – Fredericton)

Jun. 8, 2016:
Multiculturalism (CBC – Information Morning – Fredericton)

Jun. 6, 2016:
Critics scoff as New Brunswick appoints first Minister of Celtic Affairs (Globe and Mail)

Apr. 14, 2016:
Computers distributed to Syrians across New Brunswick (Telegraph Journal)

Mar. 20, 2016:
Volunteers continue to donate, help Syrian refugees (CBC)

Mar. 19, 2016:
N.B. holds province-wide clothing drive for Syrian refugees (CTV)

Mar. 17, 2016:
Syrian children to receive bikes, car seats and strollers from locals (Telegraph Journal)

Mar. 16, 2016:
Forum sur l’immigration en Acadie (Radio-Canada)

Mar. 16, 2016:
Cities overcoming challenges in settling Syrian refugees (CBC)

Mar. 14, 2016:
Restore Hope supply drive to benefit newcomers and New Brunswickers (Telegraph Journal)

Mar. 08, 2016:
Refugee situation should lead to examination of available housing (Telegraph Journal)

Mar. 07, 2016:
Refugee Housing (CBC – Information Morning – Fredericton)

Mar. 01, 2016:
Maritime provinces lead the way in resettling Syrian refugees per capita (CBC)

Jan. 28, 2016:
Moncton’s Fancy Pokket gives free bread to Syrian refugees (CBC)

Jan. 27, 2016:
Des pains pita pour chaque réfugié syrien du Nouveau-Brunswick (Radio-Canada)

Jan. 27, 2016:
Syrian refugees greeted with video pointing out province’s virtues (CBC)

Jan. 26, 2016:
Virtual tour created for Syrian refugees arriving in N.B. (CTV)

Jan. 15, 2016:
List of New Brunswick communities settling Syrian refugees could expand (Telegraph Journal)

Jan. 15, 2016:
Multicultural groups welcome Syrian refugees (CTV)

Jan. 14, 2016:
Réfugiés syriens- le point sur la situation vendredi (Acadie Nouvelle)

Jan. 12, 2016:
Language turning out to be key hurdle in welcoming Syrian refugees (CBC)

Jan. 11, 2016:
McInnes Cooper Partners with NBMC to Provide Legal Services to Refugees (Huddle)

Jan. 08, 2016:
Syrian refugees embracing a new home in New Brunswick (Telegraph Journal)

Jan. 07, 2016:
Column by founding President of NBMC, Constantine Passaris- Syrians will become population, economic drivers (Telegraph Journal)

Jan. 03, 2016:
Syrian refugees are now calling the Maritimes home, but for how long? (CBC – Maritime Connection)