Volume 10 (2018)
Articles

L'immigration Française et Belge au Nouveau-Brunswick : une remise en cause de la prévalence de la « loi » économiques des dynamiques migratoires

Leyla Sall
St. Thomas University
Benoit Bolland
St. Thomas University
Published November 1, 2018
How to Cite
Sall, L., & Bolland, B. (2018). L’immigration Française et Belge au Nouveau-Brunswick : une remise en cause de la prévalence de la « loi » économiques des dynamiques migratoires. Journal of New Brunswick Studies / Revue d’études Sur Le Nouveau-Brunswick, 10. Retrieved from https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/JNBS/article/view/28718

Abstract

This article sheds light on the particularities of the new influx of immigrants arriving to New Brunswick from France and Belgium. These recent arrivals are calling into question the idea that migrants leave their country primarily for economic reasons. Although they previously held well-paid jobs in Europe, they chose to relocate to the calm, safe and family-friendly small cities of our province where they expect a better lifestyle. Over time, however, they are forced to face the fact that they cannot survive indefinitely on their savings. They must find suitable employment that corresponds to their qualifications and diplomas, and thereby maintain their family unity.