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New Brunswick entrepreneurs now have access to one-on-one support in navigating the regulatory requirements of running a business thanks to Opportunities NB’s (ONB) Business Navigators. With this initiative, ONB and the province of New Brunswick are working to ensure that entrepreneurs in this province spend less time navigating regulations and more time running their businesses. […]

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When I was offered the role of CEO of Opportunities NB (ONB) five years ago, I was anxious to see just how much our province had changed since I left after high school. What I have seen since my return leaves me with a great deal of optimism, and confidence that New Brunswick is on […]

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Opportunities NB (ONB) works with world-class companies both inside and outside New Brunswick to drive economic and workforce growth. The past year has been one of transition, with a new focus on government’s priority to energize the private sector. As we prepare to enter our next fiscal year, it’s worth reflecting on what our team […]

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Written by Marjorie Turner (above) During my first week as a co-op student with Opportunities NB’s (ONB) Export Development Team, Director Suzanne Turmel gave me a book, John Kotter’s Our Iceberg Is Melting. At first glance, it appeared to be a light, almost elementary read compared to the more scholarly, university-level books I had been […]

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Opportunities NB (ONB) is accepting applications to the Grow Export 2020 export training program which is supported by the Atlantic Trade and Investment Growth Strategy, a partnership with Opportunities NB, the three other Atlantic Provinces and the Federal Government. The objective of this robust program is to build the export capacity of small businesses in […]

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April 1 marked the beginning of Opportunities NB’s (ONB) fifth year of operation. I remain extremely proud of the team we’ve assembled, the work they do every day, and the difference we are making for all New Brunswickers. As the province’s lead economic development agency, we see every day the great things happening in New […]

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Cybersecurity has long been considered by many a mysterious and complex world. It’s time we pierce the veil and deploy a collaborative, inclusive, and diverse response to ongoing threats by creating an informed and empowered workforce. These threats are posed by a growing, well-funded, tightly-connected underground community built around trust. So, what are you waiting […]

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Cybercriminals do not recognize borders, nor do they care about industrial sectors or the silos you have within your organization. Everyone is a legitimate target as far as these people are concerned. These criminals collaborate to problem solve, quickly and easily share methods of attack, tools/techniques, and generally anything that will help them achieve their […]

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Via UNB: University of New Brunswick (UNB) researchers studying New Brunswick’s manufacturing sector say manufacturing is still the engine of New Brunswick’s economy and could be the answer to economic challenges posed by declining demographics. Dr. Herb Emery, the UNB Vaughan Chair in Regional Economics, launched a multi-year research project to study New Brunswick’s manufacturing […]

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Last December, in partnership with ACOA, Opportunities NB (ONB) announced support for Scale Up Atlantic Canada, a formalized approach to helping New Brunswick-based businesses reach their full potential. Scale Up Atlantic Canada is led by the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (TME) and was created by […]

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Last December, in partnership with ACOA, Opportunities NB (ONB) announced support for Scale Up Atlantic Canada, a formalized approach to helping New Brunswick-based businesses reach their full potential. Scale Up Atlantic Canada is led by the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (TME) and was created by […]

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Sadly, we must say goodbye to our summer co-op students. Timed with the wrap-up of their ONB tenure, this week’s content comes from our students. I have always been a proud New Brunswicker, and when I set off to complete my Master’s at Halifax’s Dalhousie University, that sense of pride in where I came from […]

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Sadly, we must say goodbye to our summer co-op students. Timed with the wrap-up of their ONB tenure, this week’s content comes from our students. Summer at Opportunities NB (ONB) has been an incredible educational experience. I have learned a lot about the work ONB is doing to drive both economic and workforce growth in […]

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Sadly, we must say goodbye to our summer co-op students. Timed with the wrap-up of their ONB tenure, this week’s content comes from our students. Do you remember your first job? Perhaps it was mowing lawns, babysitting, or asking the cliched question “do you want fries with that?” For me, it was various day-to-day tasks […]

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Sadly, we must say goodbye to our summer co-op students. Timed with the wrap-up of their ONB tenure, this week’s content comes from our students. Retired baseball all-star Wade Boggs once noted, “a positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.” Throughout […]

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Sadly, we must say goodbye to our summer co-op students. Timed with the wrap-up of their ONB tenure, this week’s content comes from our students. My summer work term at Opportunities NB (ONB) has been many things. Exciting, nerve-racking, fun, eventful, engaging, and above all, educational. The knowledge I’ve gathered over just four short months […]

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Founded in 1957 in Florenceville, McCain Foods is the world’s largest manufacturer of frozen French fries and potato specialties. The company’s products can be found in thousands of restaurants and supermarket freezers in more than 160 countries – one in every four French fries in the world is a McCain fry. McCain also produces a […]

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September 8-10, 2019 | Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada Reinvigorating our Historic Partnership: The Annual NEG-ECP Conferences advance the interests of six states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont) and five provinces (New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec). These conferences are unprecedented unique opportunities to explore […]

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Several New Brunswick building and construction companies are currently exhibiting in Montego Bay, Jamaica this week. The goal is to present and promote to prospective resellers, architects, and project managers in order to develop and compete for business opportunities in the Jamaican building and construction market. Market diversification is a key play for this sector. […]

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May’s CyberSmart Summit marked the 3rd iteration of this incredible event. This year’s Summit was an amazing success; I could see first-hand all the hard work that the CyberNB/Opportunities NB team put into making it a winner. The success of this year’s Summit was bolstered by an involved audience, great sponsors, a Cyber Defence Competition, […]

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