Opportunities NB Blog

  • KIRA Awards Recognizes Six New Brunswick Innovators at 20th Gala

    Opportunities NB (ONB) was proud to be a Funding Partner for the 20th KIRA Awards. It was a special evening as six KIRA Awards were handed out. Many fond memories of the past 20 years were shared and some 150+ organizations and people who have received the coveted KIRA Award recalled the emotion that they

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  • Cannabis Genomics: Driving New Brunswick Innovation

    Opportunities NB (ONB) has identified cannabis a priority sector for economic growth, actively aligning our efforts to ensure the economic, academic, and regulatory portions of the industry connect. In November, the Province of New Brunswick was named the ‘Most Progressive Public Office’ in Canada as part of Lift’s 2017 Canadian Cannabis Awards. Our team is excited

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  • TD Establishes New Finance Operations Centre in New Brunswick

    Opportunities NB (ONB) has identified financial services and financial technology as a priority sector to pursue for economic growth. Financial Services is an employment-intensive sector: it is estimated that every 500 additional jobs in this sector will boost provincial GDP by $30 million and Government of New Brunswick tax revenue by $3 million. Last spring, ONB and TD announced the

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  • Hiring Now: S&P Data Creating Jobs in New Brunswick

    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 robust business services sector offering New Brunswickers excellent career opportunities. Established in 2004, S&P Data is a privately held Canadian entrepreneurial outsource provider led by a team

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  • CIBC’s Simplii Financial Expands Workforce in New Brunswick

    New Brunswick has long been recognized as a North American leader in the customer care industry. Opportunities NB (ONB) continues to build on that success, creating a more robust business services sector offering New Brunswickers excellent career opportunities. The CIBC contact centre in Fredericton has been in operation since 2001 and has continued to grow

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  • Why the EU is Important for New Brunswick Companies

    On January 30, Opportunities NB (ONB) co-hosted a European Union Export Business Forum in Moncton. The event, CETA: Expanding Your Business Horizons, featured presentations on the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the many market opportunities within the European Union. ONB’s Export Development Team has collected four reasons why the province of New

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  • Air Canada Set to Land in New Brunswick with More Jobs

    New Brunswick has long been recognized as a North American leader in the customer care industry. Opportunities NB (ONB) continues to build on that success, creating a more robust business services sector offering New Brunswickers excellent career opportunities. Air Canada, Canada’s largest full-service airline, operates a number of customer service centres around the world, with

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  • Premier Tech Invests in Increased Productivity at Caraquet Plant

    Opportunities NB (ONB) is committed to accelerating the growth of New Brunswick-based companies through strategic investment in productivity and innovation projects. Premier Tech is a textbook example of this commitment. With ONB support, the company is investing in new manufacturing equipment for its Caraquet facility, further improving that plant’s productivity and efficiency. We spoke to Jean

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  • New England Values New Brunswick: A Conversation with David Alward

    The Opportunities NB (ONB) Export Development Team is in Massachusetts next week for the latest pan-Atlantic New Exporter Mission to Boston. Fifteen companies from Atlantic Canada are taking part in this mission, which gives businesses a chance to speak with potential buyers, members of the Canadian Entrepreneurs in New England (or CENE), and our partners

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