From the C-Suite

Opportunities NB (ONB) understands that seeing our economy recover from this challenging year is important to all New Brunswickers. We are working hard to make this happen and are already seeing results. New Brunswick is beginning to witness positive economic trends and successes that will position us for further economic growth. There are many great […]

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For the fifth year in a row, Opportunities NB (ONB) invites high school graduates enrolled in New Brunswick post-secondary institutions to apply for one of 12 NB Proud Awards. Retention of talent is important to our province’s economic growth. ONB is pleased to yet again recognize high school graduates who demonstrate pride in New Brunswick […]

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Chosen for their diversity, passion for change, and experience developing local and international markets, Opportunities NB’s (ONB) board of directors helps set the vision for New Brunswick’s economic future. This winter, ONB is thrilled to welcome four new members to our board. These incredible New Brunswick business leaders bring years of business experience, strategic thinking, […]

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New Brunswick First is a procurement strategy that ensures that goods, services, and construction services required by the government are procured from New Brunswick suppliers wherever possible while respecting trade agreements. This program recognizes that public procurement can play a vital role in economic development by increasing the opportunities available for businesses to sell their […]

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COVID-19 and its impact, coupled with a new strategic plan, has reset our course for the future with an eye towards doing our part to close the prosperity gap between New Brunswick and the rest of Canada. In laying out the vision for the future, five strategic objectives were identified as keys to the province’s […]

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New Brunswick has faced a year of transition. On top of COVID-19 and its impact, a new strategic plan for economic development reset our course for the future with an eye towards closing the prosperity gap between New Brunswick and the rest of Canada. We have the unique privilege of working with businesses from every corner of […]

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With a rapidly rising middle class and strong consumer market, India is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. The country is already Canada’s 9th largest export market and 10th  largest trading partner overall. In 2018, India was the largest source of international students for Canada’s universities and colleges. That’s why India is one […]

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The Economic Recovery and Growth Action Plan: Closing the Gap in One Generation, is a phased action plan to ensure post-pandemic recovery and economic development in New Brunswick. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we all share a vision for a better economic future for the province. New Brunswickers have long understood the power of collaboration and […]

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Mario Caissie, Vice-Chair of the ONB board, comes from an entrepreneurial New Brunswick family. He is the current President of MACC Commercial Properties, a family-owned commercial real estate company founded in 1996 that now has properties throughout New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Ontario. ONB sat down with Mr. Caissie to get his thoughts on the […]

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Both Opportunities NB (ONB) and the province of New Brunswick have faced a year of transition. On top of COVID-19 and its impact, a new strategic plan reset our course for the future with an eye towards doing our part to close the prosperity gap between New Brunswick and the rest of Canada. ONB and […]

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Both Opportunities NB (ONB) and the province of New Brunswick have faced a year of transition. On top of COVID-19 and its impact, a new strategic plan reset our course for the future with an eye towards doing our part to close the prosperity gap between New Brunswick and the rest of Canada. ONB has […]

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“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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