Opportunities NB Blog

  • Why Sears Canada is Investing in New Brunswick

    This week, Sears Canada announced the opening of two new business services centres in the province of New Brunswick. The first is in Edmundston, where 180 positions will be created. The second is located in Saint John and will create an additional 350 positions. The two centres will handle multi-channel customer correspondence from across Canada,

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  • This New Brunswick Company is Bringing Innovation to the Dairy Farm

    Over the past year we have met New Brunswick companies using Big Data to revolutionize the food and beverage supply chain, improve municipal infrastructure, and better understand traffic patterns. Fredericton entrepreneur Bethany Deshpande is bringing Big Data to the farm with the launch of SomaDetect, a new agro-tech startup. SomaDetect helps dairy farmers produce the

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  • Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity Launched

    The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, an innovative hub for research, training and industry collaboration, opens at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) today with more than $4.5 million in funding and the establishment of a research partnership with global technology firm IBM. Aiming to further transform its economic landscape toward a knowledge-based economy, New Brunswick

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  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce Cybersecurity Workshop: Part 1

    CyberNB CyberSecurity workshop

    In May 2016, New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant launched CyberNB, making New Brunswick the first province in Canada to develop a comprehensive strategy on cybersecurity and cyber innovation. CyberNB is being lead by Opportunities NB (ONB), and its strategy encompasses five key components: Workforce Development – CyberSmart Protection of Critical Infrastructure – CyberSecure International Research Network

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  • From the C-Suite: Creating a Great Corporate Culture

    Opportunities NB (ONB) is thrilled to be recognized as one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers for 2017. The designation, which recognizes employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work, was awarded by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers using a variety of criteria. What makes for an exceptional workplace? Good benefits, vacation time, flexible hours?

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  • Leadership Insights from a New Brunswick Favourite: Mrs. Dunster’s

    Since purchasing New Brunswick’s Mrs. Dunster’s in 2014, Blair and Rosalyn Hyslop have busied themselves building a strong company, creating a great corporate culture, and working to support their community. The company has expanded its product portfolio, and invested in new employees, equipment, and production lines. Its retail location welcomes 400,000 visitors per year, and their

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  • Your Checklist For a Leadership Revolution in 2017

    Revolutions are messy, they happen quickly, and the results can be felt for a long time. They are also vital, acting as a way to accelerate important change. If you’re in the midst of a revolution in your business or industry, review this short checklist regularly. Otherwise your revolution may look more like a short-lived,

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  • Cybersecurity – The Legal Framework in Canada

    Opportunities NB (ONB) is pleased to host a conversation with Wendy Wagner, partner in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection Group. This free webinar takes place Thursday, January 19th at 3:00 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time (2:00 p.m. EST). (Click the link at the bottom of the post to join)

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  • Year in Review: Our 10 Most Popular Posts from 2016’s Second Half

    As we prepare to take a break from new content for the holiday season, we thought we would take a look back at our most popular blog posts from the back half of 2016. Check out the most-read posts from the first half here. Below are our 10 most popular posts from the past six

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