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.