Press Releases

October 14, 2021, FREDERICTON (GNB) – New Brunswick is hosting the 2021 Atlantic Provinces Reverse Trade Show, Oct. 18-24, to connect suppliers with the people, tools, and processes needed for selling goods and services to government. “New Brunswick is proud to be hosting this year’s event featuring exhibitors from across Atlantic Canada,” said Service New […]

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August 18, 2021, FREDERICTON (GNB) – Opportunities NB is piloting a new immigration stream to help support the province’s increasing labour needs, in collaboration with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Starting April 1, 2022, international students who graduate from one of four long-standing New Brunswick private career colleges, and who have studied in one of […]

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August 16, 2021, FREDERICTON (ONB) – Dynamic and growing cities. Minutes from rivers, lakes, and beaches. Own a home for under $200K. Live a more relaxed, healthy, and affordable lifestyle. If you’re a remote worker who can work from anywhere (WFA) we think you should consider New Brunswick. Following a successful first phase of a […]

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August 5, 2021, FREDERICTON (GNB) – DealerMine will create up to 226 jobs in the Saint John region over the next four years. “We are committed to fostering the growth and competitiveness of New Brunswick businesses,” said Arlene Dunn, minister responsible for Opportunities NB. “I am pleased to see this company continue its investment in […]

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July 22, 2021, MONCTON (GNB) – VidCruiter, based in Moncton, plans to create up to 20 new full-time positions, with support from the provincial government. “New Brunswick companies are seizing opportunities, investing and expanding in the province,” said Arlene Dunn, minister responsible for Opportunities NB. “VidCruiter’s growth exemplifies both the innovation that exists in our […]

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July 13, 2021, FREDERICTON (GNB) – A program designed to help address New Brunswick’s skilled labour shortage is celebrating its second cohort of graduates. Ten participants from NBCC’s Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding Production Program attended a graduation ceremony last Friday at the Western Valley Multiplex in Centreville. “Opportunities NB is encouraging business growth by […]

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July 8, 2021, FREDERICTON (ONB) – Now heading into their second year of operation, Opportunities NB’s Business Navigators credit guaranteed response time and client service excellence as the key drivers to providing small and medium-size New Brunswick businesses with the help they need, when they need it. The pandemic placed a particularly large spotlight on […]

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June 29, 2021, FREDERICTON (GNB) – Missing Link Technologies Ltd., based in Moncton, plans to create an estimated 20 new full-time jobs over the next three years, with support from the provincial government. These jobs will include software developers, software testers, data analysts, data scientists, project managers, telecom technical planners, and a marketing specialist. “Strong, […]

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June 24, 2021, FREDERICTON (GNB) – The most recent cohort of graduates from the Atlantic Canada Study and Stay program have received diplomas and more than half have already secured jobs in New Brunswick. Arlene Dunn, minister responsible for Opportunities NB and minister responsible for immigration, congratulated the students during a virtual graduation ceremony for […]

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May 28, 2021, FREDERICTON (GNB) – Opportunities NB is launching the second phase of the New Brunswick Small Business Recovery Grant program. Phase 2 of the program includes enhancements to improve accessibility and provide assistance to small businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses that accessed the grant under the first phase […]

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March 02, 2021, FREDERICTON (GNB) – Changes have been made to the Small Business Recovery Grant program to expand its eligibility and improve access for sectors impacted by changing Public Health measures and restrictions. In early February, the provincial government, through Opportunities NB, introduced a non-repayable grant of up to $5,000 to help owners of […]

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December 10, 2020, FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial and federal governments are investing a total of $373,000 in Alive Kombucha to help establish a 465 sq. metre (5,000 sq. ft.) commercial Kombucha brewery in Moncton. “The development, growth and sustainability of the local food and beverages sectors is central to the continued strengthening of New […]

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November 05, 2020, FREDERICTON (GNB) – Opportunities NB is partnering with the Indo-Canadian Business Chamber to increase the province’s market presence in India, diversify trade and exports, and attract new investment. “With a rapidly growing middle class and a strong consumer market, India is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and is a […]

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October 19, 2020, FREDERICTON (GNB) – The following message was issued today by Arlene Dunn, minister responsible for Economic Development and Small Business and the minister responsible for Opportunities NB, in recognition of Small Business Week, taking place Oct. 19-24: Small Business Week provides New Brunswickers an opportunity to pause and reflect upon the significant […]

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January 21, 2020, FREDERICTON (GNB) – New Brunswick received a B+ today in the Annual Red Tape Report Card issued by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. The grade is an improvement from the C- received in 2018 and is the highest grade the province has received in the past decade. The report cites strong […]

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November 22, 2019, FREDERICTON (GNB) – Provincial government representatives and stakeholders from the Belledune region met today to begin charting a recovery plan for the community. The Brunswick smelter is expected to close at the end of the year, resulting in more than 400 direct job losses. Earlier this week, the government announced the creation […]

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October 29, 2019, MONCTON (GNB) – A multinational information technology service and consulting company opened an office in Moncton today. HCL Technologies announced the opening of a global delivery centre which will focus on providing technology support in such areas as application development and testing. “This is a win-win for New Brunswick,” said Economic Development […]

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October 24, 2019, FREDERICTON (GNB) – Entrepreneurs in the province now have access to one-on-one help in navigating the regulatory requirements of running a business thanks to a pilot program introduced today. The Business Navigators, a client management support program based upon a successful model implemented in Nova Scotia, is being offered through Opportunities NB. […]

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June 26, 2019 – The University of New Brunswick (UNB), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) and Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB) signed a two-year memorandum of understanding promising to work together to explore future collaborative opportunities in the field of cannabis research. By recognizing that the demand for medicinal cannabis offers significant economic growth opportunities, […]

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June 20, 2019, FREDERICTON (GNB) – Twelve New Brunswick high school graduates have been honoured for writing essays that promote studying, working and living in their home province after graduation. Recipients of the NB Proud Awards, sponsored by Opportunities NB, each receive $1,000. “This funding will help 12 high school graduates from all parts of the […]

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