In the first two weeks of September, over 350 students registered at the International Welcome Centre for school in Anglophone East.
During the last school year, 670 students from 94 countries were registered.
Admissions Officer Caroline Gingles says these families are welcomed into New Brunswick through a number of programs, “The AIPP, which is the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program and the PNP Visa program which is something the province of New Brunswick has had for many years now.”
Gingles says these students are either born in Canada, but do not speak English and they need extra support, or they are a Kindergarten to grade 12 student who is born outside of Canada..
She adds they have seen a significant number of students coming from Vietnam, China and South Korea.
The International Welcome Centre in Moncton is now located at Queen Elizabeth School. It was previously at Edith Cavell.