In 2023, the Federal Government allocated 5,500 certificates to the province, which is a 67% increase from 2022. This includes 1,084 additional spaces for the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program and 1,116 additional allocations for the Atlantic Immigration Program compared to 2022. The government plans to increase the allocations further in 2024 and 2025. Moreover, the provincial government has announced a renewed Canada-New Brunswick Immigration Agreement through Opportunities NB. The newly updated immigration agreement allows the province to select eligible immigrants for permanent residency and prioritize highly skilled workers for faster processing through the Provincial Nominee Program with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada.