Press Releases

January 13, 2022, FREDERICTON (GNB) – Opportunities NB is launching a third phase of the New Brunswick Small Business Recovery Grant program, extending until the end of February 2022. Phase 3 of the program includes enhanced eligibility for businesses impacted by recent pandemic measures. Businesses that accessed the grant under the first phases remain eligible […]

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December 8, 2021, FREDERICTON (GNB) – Opportunities New Brunswick released the 2020-21 regulatory reform annual report today. The report details efforts, measures, and achievements made by the provincial government to reduce the regulatory burden. “I am pleased to present this report, summarizing the work we have done to reduce the regulatory burden for businesses over the last […]

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October 21, 2021, FREDERICTON (GNB) – The following statement 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, Oct. 18-22: We all either shop at a small business or know someone who runs one, but have you […]

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October 21, 2021, FREDERICTON (GNB) – A partnership among Opportunities NB, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and CANUSA Cedar will provide the cedar shingle manufacturer with up to $74, 000 in financial assistance. “I am confident that this funding will set the stage for CANUSA Cedar’s future growth and success,” said Arlene Dunn, minister […]

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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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