Advanced Manufacturing

New Brunswick’s advanced manufacturing sector has a world-class reputation. Our companies leverage state-of-the-art technologies and processes in the aerospace, defence, forestry, mining, oceans, and oil & gas industries.

Unique Infrastructure Assets

New Brunswick is home to the larg­est oil refinery in Canada, some of the countries biggest pulp mills, the Mactaquac Dam, a robust agricultural network, and the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station.

In addition, 5 CDSB Gagetown, Canada’s second-largest military base, is one of the province’s largest employers. The industrial activity in aerospace and defense surrounding the base has created a wealth of expertise in the province. New Brunswick companies have ample experience in assembly, fabrication, total system integration, and the refurbishment of military and commercial vehicles including Leopard tanks, Wisent 2, LAV3 vehicles, ambulances, and more.

The Talent You Need

ONB works with industry, universities, community colleges, and apprenticeship programs to ensure the advanced manufacturing industry has the skilled talent it needs.

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is home to one of the country’s top engineering faculties, graduating hundreds of students in chemical, civil, mechanical, computer, and electrical engineering every year. The Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick’s (CCNB) INNOV Advanced Manufacturing Division in Bathurst focuses on the implementation of Industry 4.0, with a focus on automation and robotics. In addition, the Université de Moncton’s Robotics, Electronics & Industry 4.0 Lab is helping companies with research, robotics training, and consultation.

Our Manufacturing Success Stories

“Every time we have a new project we sit down with the province to receive input. We have leveraged public sector support for marketing efforts, buying equipment, export development assistance, and more. This is one of the many reasons we are still thriving in New Brunswick.”
Daniel Laplante, Director of Operations, Pattison Sign Group
Get in Touch

Jay Reid

Business Development Executive
+1 (506) 639-6094