NB’s R&D sector – no old fogies allowed?

As I have detailed elsewhere New Brunswick is primarily known for having  an older workforce when compared to other provinces.  Not so with the R&D sector where 44% are under the age of 35 – second only to PEI among the provinces and much older the country’s R&D industry as a whole.  This could be caused by a number of things such as older researchers are more likely to leave the province or the industry is growing and hiring younger talent.

The NB R&D sector did expand its employment from 435 in 2006 to 555 in 2016.  At the same time employment nationally declined by 6% so maybe this is the main reason.

The bottom line is that there are a lot of young, bright millennials in short pants running around the R&D sector.  Eric Cook, the boss over at RPC better brush up on Chance the Rapper and Snapchat.


1 thought on “NB’s R&D sector – no old fogies allowed?

  1. This is encouraging! This is a real opportunity to build upon with consistent support and resources enabling this group to perform and contribute to our provincial economy. Thanks for sharing David

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