Opportunities NB Blog

  • New Brunswick’s Iconic Hartt Shoe Company Makes its Return

    Last month, ONB and its partners at Ignite Fredericton and the Pond-Deshpande Centre brought 12 New Brunswick companies to Boston and Portland as part of our New Exporters Mission. The three-day event gave New Brunswick businesses an opportunity to learn about entry into the New England market, participate in programming from Canadian Entrepreneurs in New

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  • New Brunswick’s PropertyGuys.com Continues Growth in Moncton

    [This post originally appeared in May 2017. It is being republished today timed with an announcement by ONB and PropertyGuys.com that will see the latter create 30 new full-time positions in New Brunswick over three years of operation.] PropertyGuys.com was founded on the belief that the real estate industry was, in some respects, broken. Specifically

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  • The International Francophonie is Looking Towards New Brunswick

    New Brunswick has been a member of La Francophonie (International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF)) for 40 years. This privileged status allows the province to sit with 83 other member states and governments on various discussion forums related to the economy, education, youth, culture, sport, etc. The Intergovernmental Affairs Secretariat has adopted a three-year action

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  • NBCC Launches Advanced Cybersecurity Program

    Earlier this fall, NBCC launched our new five-year strategic plan, Together We Rise. Together We Rise outlines NBCC’s vision of success. We will transform lives and communities by pursuing three goals. First, NBCC will welcome 10,000 learners by 2022. Welcoming more learners requires us to be flexible and responsive to learner needs and to the

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  • New Hampshire’s Appcast Chooses New Brunswick for Growth

    New Hampshire-based Appcast is among the latest U.S. technology companies to establish operations in the province of New Brunswick with help from Opportunities NB. Officially launching its Fredericton office in August, the company has seen great early success recruiting its first team members in marketing, recruitment advertising, and business development roles. Appcast’s software solutions use

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  • Club Auto to Support World’s Largest Automakers from New Brunswick

    For 25 years, Club Auto, based in Thornhill, Ontario, has provided exceptional customer experience management service to many of the world’s largest and most prestigious automotive brands. New Brunswick has long been recognized as a North American leader in the customer service industry. Opportunities NB (ONB) continues to build on that success by creating a

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  • ContactNB President Rob Campbell on Canada’s Premier Contact Centre Event

    ContactNB is the industry association representing New Brunswick’s contact centre community. The organization was created in 1999 with a mission to drive continued excellence in the province’s contact centre sector. ContactNB President Rob Campbell says the organization has been instrumental in growing and maintaining jobs within the province’s contact centre industry. “We have over 20

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  • Workforce Strategy: Part of the ONB Advantage

    New Brunswick understands the critical importance of companies being able to access great local and international talent. That is why Opportunities NB (ONB) created a Workforce Strategy Team to support our clients’ workforce development and talent recruitment efforts. ONB is the only economic development organization in North America to offer this unique value-added service. We

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  • How Université de Moncton Research Supports New Brunswick’s Cannabis Sector

    In 2016, New Brunswick’s Economic Growth Plan identified cannabis as one of several opportunities to pursue for economic growth. Opportunities NB (ONB) has made cannabis a priority sector, actively aligning our efforts to ensure the economic and regulatory portions of the industry connect. ONB works with New Brunswick’s world-class academic institutions to ensure they are involved

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