From the C-Suite

“If the past few weeks have taught us anything, it’s that organizations’ Diversity and Inclusion strategies really need to have the goal of driving systemic change, because that’s where society is driving us,” says MESH/diversity Co-Founder and CEO, Michael Wright. “That’s what we do – help organizations understand how their behaviour and culture engage with […]

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Since 2017, new restrictions on the H-1B visa have caused some of the most dynamic companies in the world to re-think where they house current and future employees. The Province of New Brunswick has stepped up to be their solution. HCL Technologies, 360insights, Tech Mahindra, and Cardinal Path are just some of the world-class companies making […]

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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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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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Join us May 29 and 30 in Fredericton for CyberSmart 2019!

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Great Things are Happening in New Brunswick!

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Opportunities NB (ONB) was thrilled to once again be the Platinum Sponsor for the Junior Achievement New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame gala. This event is a celebration of our province’s most accomplished business leaders, all of whom serve as a reminder that great things are always happening in New Brunswick. “I have been involved […]

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Great Things are Happening in New Brunswick!

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For the record, great things are happening in New Brunswick.

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Since April 2015, Opportunities NB (ONB) has worked to bring world-class companies to this province, and we continue to focus our efforts on strategic opportunities that align with the unique strengths of New Brunswick. Investment attraction is hard work. With over 12,000 economic development groups across North America, competing for the attention of top businesses […]

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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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It’s Student Week on the ONB Blog! Sadly, we must say goodbye to our summer co-op students this week. Timed with the wrap-up of their ONB tenure, all of this week’s content comes from our students. If you had asked me before my summer with ONB what ‘office culture’ entails or the impact it has […]

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Mark Gillan spent 26 years with the Saint John Fire Department, retiring as Deputy Fire Chief and Director of the Emergency Management Organization. His time as a firefighter included four days in New York in September 2001 as a Rescue and Recovery volunteer at Shea Stadium and Ground Zero. Shortly after that experience Gillan and his […]

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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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