Opportunities NB Blog

  • 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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  • 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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  • New Brunswick’s Next Step in Cannabis Sector Leadership

    Opportunities NB (ONB) has made cannabis a priority sector for economic growth, actively aligning our efforts to ensure the economic, academic, and regulatory portions of the industry connect. A key component of our strategy involves ensuring that New Brunswick’s workforce is trained to meet the specific needs of the province’s licensed cannabis-producing companies. Today, that

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  • Fredericton Chamber Passes Resolution to Attract and Retain More International Students

    September saw Fredericton, New Brunswick host the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s annual general meeting (AGM) and conference. The hosting Fredericton Chamber of Commerce team prepared a terrific, jam-packed agenda for this year’s conference, including an ONB-sponsored Maritime Kitchen Party. As the event’s presenting sponsor, ONB was thrilled to help showcase New Brunswick’s trademark hospitality for

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  • 5 Success Tips from One of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs

    [Timed with BDC’s Small Business Week 2017, ONB is republishing some of our most popular small business-themed success stories. This post originally appeared in August 2016.] Starting a business and raising two children while being a single mother is no small feat. That, however, is exactly what Dawn Pottier of Lulujo Baby is doing. Over the

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