Press Releases

ONB Strategic Plan 2016-2019 (PDF format)

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January 9, 2017, MONCTON (GNB) – Premier Brian Gallant met with employees at the Tangerine Contact Centre in Moncton today, one of the many business services centres in the province. “The business services centre industry employs thousands of New Brunswickers and is a major contributor of New Brunswick exports,” said Gallant. “There are interesting career […]

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January 5, 2017, FREDERICTON (GNB) – Opportunities NB has been recognized as one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers for 2017. Currently in its 9th year, Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This year’s winners were announced in the January 2017 issue of Atlantic Business […]

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January 4, 2017, FREDERICTON (GNB) – The business services centre industry, formerly known as the contact centre industry, will modernize their image and vision beginning in 2017. Identified as a growth opportunity in the New Brunswick Economic Growth Plan, a government and industry committee have worked together to set a vision for 2021. “Our vision for […]

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December 16, 2016, FREDERICTON (GNB) – Premier Brian Gallant told New Brunswick exporters his recent trade mission to China provided an opportunity for home-grown businesses to compete in new markets. “As the most trade-oriented province in Canada, we must diversify our export markets,” said Gallant. “There are tremendous opportunities for market growth in Asia and […]

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December 8, 2016, FREDERICTON (GNB) – New Brunswickers are encouraged to buy local during the 2016 holiday season. By choosing local and independent businesses for services, shopping, dining and other needs during the holidays, consumers not only enjoy a distinctive and personal experience, but also help build and strengthen communities and the economy. “Local businesses […]

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2015-2016 Opportunities NB Annual Report

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November 9, 2016, MONCTON (GNB) – The provincial government aims to capitalize on the existing strengths of the contact centre sector to help create new, higher-skill, higher-paying jobs as the sector evolves into business service centres. “New Brunswick already has a strong reputation for excellence in the contact centre sector,” said Economic Development Minister Francine […]

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November 7, 2016, MONCTON (GNB) – Contact Atlantic, the largest contact centre industry conference and expo east of Montreal, takes place in Moncton Nov. 9 – 10. Opportunities NB is a major sponsor of the event, which is organized by Contact NB, the provincial industry association. More than 200 industry professionals are expected at the […]

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October 21, 2016, SAINT-FRANÇOIS DE MADAWASKA (GNB) – Federal and provincial government support of more than $2.4 million to four companies will help create 20 jobs in northwestern New Brunswick. The announcement was made today at the JMN Enterprises wood product manufacturing facility in Saint-François de Madawaska. The company is increasing its workforce by 13 […]

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October 21, 2016, FREDERICTON (GNB) – New Brunswickers are encouraged to participate in Small Business Week by visiting local independent stores in their communities on Small Business Saturday, October 22. “Small businesses are a vital part of our economy and our communities,” said Opportunities NB CEO Stephen Lund. “While it is important that we support […]

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October 14, 2016, FREDERICTON (GNB) – The following message was issued today by Economic Development Minister Francine Landry, who is also minister responsible for Opportunities NB, in recognition of Small Business Week, taking place October 16-22: Small business has a big impact in New Brunswick. There are 25,000 small businesses operating in New Brunswick, employing […]

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October 13, 2016, GRAND FALLS (GNB) – The provincial and federal governments are contributing more than $800,000 to a Grand Falls company that manufactures paper bags. The funding will allow Émile Sénéchal et Fils to increase production capacity to better meet market demand. “We know how important creating jobs, growing the economy and securing health […]

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October 13, 2016, HANGZHOU, China (GNB) – Premier Brian Gallant met with senior executives of the world’s largest e-commerce retailer, Alibaba, to promote New Brunswick businesses and products. Gallant was accompanied by representatives from New Brunswick companies Cooke Aquaculture, Oxford Frozen Foods and Prelam Enterprises who had an opportunity to give presentations featuring their premium […]

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October 13, 2016, SAINT-ISIDORE (GNB) – The Acadian Wild Blueberry Co. is increasing its cold-storage capacity to more than 45 million kilograms with the construction of an additional facility in the northern part of the province. The development of the wild blueberry sector has been identified as a key opportunity under the New Brunswick Economic […]

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October 12, 2016, BEIJING (GNB) – Premier Brian Gallant met with senior executives of the Chinese e-commerce company JD.Com to promote New Brunswick’s premium food products. Gallant was accompanied by representatives from the New Brunswick companies Dantra Specialty Products, LA Trading Co., Groupe Westco, Cooke Aquaculture, Oxford Frozen Foods and Prelam Entreprises, and had an […]

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October 11, 2016, SHENZHEN, China (GNB) – Premier Brian Gallant met with representatives of one of China’s leading supermarket chains to explore potential new markets for New Brunswick wild blueberries as part of the current trade mission to China. “Our strategy to develop the blueberry sector and support all producers in New Brunswick includes the […]

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October 9, 2016, SHENZHEN, China (GNB) – Premier Brian Gallant met with officials from one of China’s leading supermarket chains during a trade mission in that country. Topics of discussion included introducing more New Brunswick products to the Chinese market. China Resources Vanguard Supermarket Co. is a large, multi-sector, influential state-owned company with interests in […]

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October 5, 2016, FREDERICTON (GNB) – CyberLaunch Academy, a new initiative from CyberNB, was launched today. It aims to promote science and technology to elementary, middle and high school students to help them prepare for the high-tech workplace skills of the future. “We are preparing the next generation to contribute to New Brunswick’s economic growth,” said […]

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October 4, 2016, FREDERICTON (GNB) – Premier Brian Gallant will lead New Brunswick’s largest-ever multi-sector delegation to China Oct. 7-15. More than 15 businesses and two universities will participate in the nine-day mission, exploring new opportunities for trade and investment with the growing Chinese economy. Participating companies represent a range of sectors, including post-secondary education, […]

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