Press Releases

April 26, 2016, FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government is offering to work with Saint John businesses to hold a Tidal Energy Opportunities Summit, announced Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet, who is also minister responsible for Opportunities NB. “I see a lot of value in holding a summit that looks at business opportunities […]

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April 25, 2016, MIRAMICHI(GNB) – A total of 98 new jobs will be created at DEW Engineering and Development ULC in Miramichi, announced Premier Brian Gallant and company officials today. “New Brunswickers are good, hard workers,” said Gallant. “This provides a strong workforce to businesses that are in New Brunswick. It is great to see […]

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April 22, 2016, SAINT-QUENTIN (GNB) – Groupe Savoie, a major employer in northern New Brunswick, is expanding its Saint-Quentin operations and increasing its workforce with investments from the provincial and federal governments, Premier Brian Gallant announced today. The company, which is a leading producer of a wide range of top-quality hardwood products exported across North […]

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April 11, 2016, MONCTON (GNB) – Premier Brian Gallant hosted partners from more than 70 economic development organizations today in Moncton at an Opportunities Summit on economic development. “We are working with New Brunswickers to create the right climate for economic growth,” said Gallant. “By working with our economic development partners, New Brunswick will be […]

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April 7, 2016, FREDERICTON (GNB) – LuminUltra Technologies, a Fredericton-based clean technology company, has added eight new high-skilled positions this year as it increases its presence in international markets. “LuminUltra is an example of the many innovative and award-winning New Brunswick companies that prove we can compete internationally,” said Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick […]

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April 4, 2016, MONCTON (GNB) – WestJet, one of the most successful companies in recent aviation history, is creating more than 400 home-based jobs over the next four years in the Greater Moncton area, Premier Brian Gallant announced today. “We are pleased that a successful and well respected business like WestJet has chosen to invest […]

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March 30, 2016, MONCTON (GNB) – A total of 113 new jobs will be created in Moncton as a local company is expanding to meet growth in the medical marijuana field, Premier Brian Gallant announced today. Moncton-based OrganiGram is one of only 30 producers licensed by Health Canada. “We are pleased to see more opportunities […]

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March 24, 2016, FLORENCEVILLE-BRISTOL (GNB) – Premier Brian Gallant and David Drury, general manager of global technology services at IBM Canada, visited the McCain Foods data centre in Florenceville-Bristol, where 40 new jobs are being created. Last April, IBM signed a services agreement to provide McCain Foods’ global operations with system infrastructure support, resiliency, security […]

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March 24, 2016, SAINT JOHN (GNB) – Premier Brian Gallant and David Drury, general manager of global technology services at IBM Canada, visited the company’s office in Saint John, where plans to expand operations will create 110 new full-time jobs. “IBM is a global business that can grow anywhere in the world,” said Gallant. “IBM […]

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March 23, 2016, FREDERICTON (GNB) – IBM, a world leader in information technology and cybersecurity, is expanding its operations in New Brunswick, creating 100 new full-time jobs in the security division located in Fredericton over the next three years. “We are fortunate to have international companies such as IBM in New Brunswick,” said Premier Brian […]

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March 18, 2016, HARTLAND (GNB) – The provincial and federal governments are making a combined investment of $1 million to help Craig Manufacturing expand its plant and create 30 new jobs. “Our government is focused on developing a supportive climate for businesses to grow and expand,” said Carleton-Victoria MLA Andrew Harvey. “The investment today creates […]

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March 18, 2016, SAINT JOHN (GNB) – A new province-wide bursary program for students entering their first year of post-secondary education was launched today. A total of ten bursaries worth $1,000 each will be given out each year to students studying in New Brunswick to recognize the important link between education and economic growth. The […]

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March 17, 2016, SAINT JOHN (GNB) – More than 100 business leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators from New Brunswick were on hand today to launch a new outreach initiative called ONB Connects which will help create economic growth and foster networking opportunities among entrepreneurs. Led by Opportunities NB, the program is designed to: generate connections for […]

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March 15, 2016, SUSSEX (GNB) – Three Sussex area businesses will create 39 new jobs as they increase their exports and competitiveness with support from Opportunities NB, Premier Brian Gallant announced today. “Supporting established companies to increase their exports, and increasing the export readiness of other companies are key to creating jobs here at home,” […]

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January 28, 2016, FREDERICTON (GNB) – Siemens Canada, NB Power and the University of New Brunswick (UNB) are providing local and global companies with a new testing platform to drive innovation and support business ideas for development and export to world energy markets. The Smart Grid Innovation Network (SGIN) was officially launched today. “The federal […]

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January 12, 2016, FREDERICTON (GNB) – Premier Brian Gallant spoke to a number of bankers in Fredericton today to discuss conditions for New Brunswick businesses to gain access to capital. “The old days of government automatically giving money to businesses are done,” said Gallant. “We need the private sector to step up to help our […]

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November 20, 2015, BELLEDUNE (GNB) – Premier Brian Gallant hosted an Opportunities Summit for the provincial advanced manufacturing industry today in Belledune. “Manufacturing and exporting are crucial parts of the New Brunswick economy,” said Gallant. “Our government is committed to helping manufacturers compete internationally and grow their businesses to create jobs at home.” At the […]

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November 12, 2015, FREDERICTON (GNB) – Sussex Beard Oil Merchants, a client company of Opportunities NB, recently secured a deal with the CBC TV show Dragons’ Den to expand and grow its business. “We congratulate Matt White of Sussex Beard Oil Merchants on his successful pitch on Dragons’ Den,” said Stephen Lund, CEO of Opportunities […]

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November 3, 2015, FREDERICTON (GNB) – Premier Brian Gallant, who is also the minister responsible for innovation, hosted an Opportunities Summit today in Fredericton for those involved in the Information and Communications Technology sector. “Supporting growth in this sector and creating an innovative climate are important parts of our plan to create jobs and opportunities […]

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October 22, 2015, FREDERICTON (GNB) – As Canadian communities celebrate Small Business Week, consumers are encouraged to visit their local independent stores on Saturday, Oct. 24, and support the businesses that are the cornerstone of the Canadian economy. Small Business Saturday encourages consumers to shop at local independent businesses and help entrepreneurs promote their businesses. […]

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