Opportunities NB Blog

  • Webinar Series: The Logistics of Exporting

    Throughout March and April, Opportunities NB (ONB) hosted a series of export development webinars focused on the logistics of exporting. Suzanne Turmel, ONB’s Director of Export Development, was joined by a variety of experts to discuss freight forwarding, shipping by road or by port, and shipping efficiency. We have collected all four of those webinars here.

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  • The Award-Winning Entrepreneurial Spirit of New Brunswick: Fils Du Roy

    [Note: This post originally appeared in December 2015.] Sébastien Roy is a lover of both spirits and the province of New Brunswick. Four years ago, Roy combined those passions to create Distillerie Fils Du Roy, a small distillery based in Petit-Paquetville in the northern part of New Brunswick. With a slew of impressive award wins

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  • New Brunswick Partners with Canadian Entrepreneurs in New England

    ONB is pleased to announce a formal partnership with Canadian Entrepreneurs in New England (CENE), a Boston-based organization made up of Canadian expats from multiple sectors. These incredible entrepreneurs are giving back to their home country the best way they know how — by helping their fellow Canadians be successful in the New England marketplace.

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  • Why New Brunswick has Become Canada’s Epicentre for Cybersecurity

    CyberNB CyberSecurity workshop

    Cybersecurity is the fastest growing business risk and opportunity for companies today, with significant educational, governmental and economic implications. In Canada, the Province of New Brunswick has been working to develop both human and physical resources to help mitigate today’s cyber threats. From being home to the first university to offer courses in Computer Science –

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  • Meet Canada’s Most Prominent Translation Services Provider

    New Brunswick’s CLS Lexi-tech is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lionbridge Technologies, the world’s largest localization solutions provider. Originally incorporated as Lexi-tech International in 1988, it has since become North America’s most prominent translation and linguistic services provider serving clients in multiple sectors across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Upon its founding in Moncton, the company’s

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  • Why New Brunswick is the Choice for Business Services

    The business services industry had its beginnings in New Brunswick more than 25 years ago when an available, skilled and bilingual workforce was leveraged by the provincial government to attract global companies such as IBM, Xerox, ExxonMobil, Purolator, and the Royal Bank of Canada. Opportunities NB (ONB) would like to highlight the competitive advantages of establishing a

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  • Smart Grid Innovation Network Presents: Smart Energy Communities

    The Province of New Brunswick has laid a foundation for leadership in the smart grid space with the founding of the Smart Grid Innovation Network (SGIN) in early 2016. The SGIN, a collaboration between Siemens Canada, NB Power, and the University of New Brunswick (UNB), presents its first Energy Innovations Forum on April 4th and

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  • Smart Grid Innovation Network Welcomes the Coming Energy Revolution

    In 2012, Siemens Canada partnered with NB Power to develop a comprehensive smart grid vision for the province of New Brunswick. The following year it invested in smart grid research projects at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). In 2016, the three organizations combined their efforts to create the Smart Grid Innovation Network (SGIN), solidifying

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  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce Cybersecurity Workshop: Part 3

    CyberNB CyberSecurity workshop

    In late 2016, Opportunities NB/CyberNB partnered with the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ISCPA) North America and Canadian Chamber of Commerce to deliver a Cybersecurity Awareness, Education and Solutions Workshop. As part of that workshop we sat down with several of the event’s participants for a series of interviews discussing cybersecurity issues and solutions. Today we

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