TAKING THE PAST INTO THE FUTURE
IT USED TO BE THAT IF YOU TOLD SOMEONE YOU LIVED IN RURAL ATLANTIC CANADA, IT WAS ASSUMED YOU WERE MUST BE A FISHER, A FARMER, A LOGGER OR A MINER. THOSE INDUSTRIES ARE STILL THE ECONOMIC DRIVERS IN SMALL TOWN ATLANTIC CANADA. BUT INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY AND EXPOSURE TO CONSUMERS AROUND THE WORLD HAS LED TO A RENAISSANCE AND TRADITION HAS A BRAND-NEW VIBE.
That is the number of people employed in the agriculture industry in Atlantic Canada in 2018, according to the Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey.
That is the number of people who held commercial fishing licences in Atlantic Canada in 2017, according to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
That’s the number of countries that purchased forestry products from New Brunswick in 2017, according to the Government of New Brunswick’s natural resources exports highlights report. The value of the exports was $1.9 billion.