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  • Why New Brunswick is Being Recognized for Its Approach to the Cannabis Sector

    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. Opportunities NB (ONB) is excited to see the province recognized as a national leader in this rapidly-growing industry. Our team has made cannabis a priority sector for economic growth, actively aligning our

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  • New Brunswick’s Prelam Enterprises Talks Export Success in China

    In December 2016, we spoke to entrepreneur Luc Jalbert about the success of his Moncton-based company Prelam Enterprises and its Just’a Drop and Just’a Spray bathroom products. At that time, Jalbert had recently returned from a New Brunswick government-led trade mission to China. Since then, the company has pivoted with regards to their China strategy

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  • What New Brunswick Companies Should Know About New England’s Building Sector

    Opportunities NB’s (ONB) Export Development Team works to facilitate New Brunswick companies’ growth and market diversification efforts, both within Canada and internationally. ONB offers a variety of services to New Brunswick exporters of any size, including facilitation of export mentoring relationships and identification of market leads through trade missions and events. One such event is

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  • Hinduja Global Solutions Launches Work-at-Home Program in New Brunswick

    Home-based work has been identified by the New Brunswick government’s Economic Growth Plan as a key opportunity for job creation. Many companies are building distributed workforces and Opportunities NB (ONB), via its Workforce Strategy Team, is working hard to match New Brunswickers interested in that type of work with employers seeking talent. India’s Hinduja Global Solutions

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  • 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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  • 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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