New Brunswick Social Policy Research Network

GNB Document

Potential Research Subject Areas Based on GNB Commitments
Job Creation
Better Healthcare
Better Education
Focused Leadership
Citizen Engagement & Responsible Governing


1. Economic Development

The commitment is to engage champions of NB industry, successful entrepreneurs, business experts and academia to develop economic development policies that will stimulate quality job creation through sound decision-making.
Resource documents:
• Rebuilding New Brunswick: Growing Together – Economic Development Action Plan (including the six Sector Strategies)
• Strategies for Innovation (consultant report)

Departmental Leads: Economic Development, Invest New Brunswick

2. Embracing and Investing in Innovation

The commitment is to reward the entrepreneurial spirit with policies that encourage the use of technology, foster investment in research and development and reward innovation and productivity to create new competitive advantages for New Brunswick.
As well, to position the province as a knowledge hub, taking full advantage of our world-class post-secondary education institutions.
Resource documents:
• Strategies for Innovation (consultant report)

Departmental Leads: Economic Development, Post-secondary Education, Training, and Labour, Education and Early Childhood Development

3. Population Growth and Immigration

The commitment is to improve our immigration and attraction activities to focus on skilled labour (globally and domestically); better retention rates for New Brunswickers and newcomers to the province; and the establishment of a greater number of successful businesses through our entrepreneur stream.
Research needs surround youth mobility; return migration patterns; a comprehensive analysis of the Provincial Nominee Program’s (PNP) impact on the economy and stimulating job creation; analysis/recommendations of how the PNP’s entrepreneur stream could be tailored to meet the Government’s commitment of investing in innovation.
Resource documents:
• Be our future: New Brunswick’s Population Growth Strategy; Strategies for Innovation
• A Pan-Canadian Framework for the Assessment and Recognition of Foreign Qualifications – Forum of Labour Market Ministers

Departmental Leads: Post-secondary Education, Training, and Labour, Education and Early Childhood Development

Copyright 2013
A Ginger Design