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Category: New Brunswick Life

  • The Value of Having a “Suit Job” Before Finishing Your Education

    [It’s Student Week on the ONB Blog! Sadly, we must say goodbye to our summer co-op students this week. Timed with the wrap-up of their ONB tenure, all of this week’s content comes from our students.] The old saying “experience is the best teacher” is probably the truest thing ever said about the work environment.

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  • New Brunswick Welcomes Those ‘Dreaming’ Of a New Life

    As an ONB summer student working in Communications, I have been fortunate to witness some of the great things happening in New Brunswick in the last few months. Last week, for example, I attended the grand opening of Dream Payments’ Moncton-based Centre of Excellence. ONB welcomed the company to the province with a full day of

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  • Another Award-Winning New Brunswick Success: Discover Saint John

    In 2015, Discover Saint John (DSJ), and agency partner Hawk, introduced the “Saint Awesome” campaign, promoting the incredible urban waterfront experience offered by the city of Saint John, New Brunswick. Jillian MacKinnon, DSJ’s Marketing & Communications Director, says “Saint John is Canada’s oldest incorporated city with a lot of heritage. We’re on the shore of the beautiful Bay of

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  • Calling Tech Professionals: We’re Hiring Now

    New Brunswick is the birthplace of Radian6 and Q1 Labs, who were later purchased by Salesforce.com and IBM respectively and are just two of the exciting companies that form New Brunswick’s vibrant ecosystem. In fact, the Toronto Star named New Brunswick the next startup hub of Canada in 2013. And, the best news of all: New

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  • Why These World-Class Architects Chose New Brunswick

    Twice named one of Canada’s top emerging design firms, Saint John’s Acre Architects, founded by Monica Adair and Stephen Kopp, is committed to expanding the role of contemporary architecture in Atlantic Canada. The young entrepreneurs recently appeared in Wallpaper* magazine’s list of rising star and breakthrough practices from around the globe for 2016, the only Canadian firm listed. Adair,

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  • How the Right Location Leads to Business Growth

    Atelka is a Canada-based customer contact management provider offering multilingual omnichannel contact solutions and business process outsourcing (BPO) services. Founded in Montreal, Atelka has seen tremendous success with its New Brunswick operations since establishing its presence here in 2007. Derrick Lamb, Site Director in Fredericton, has over 17 years of experience in the contact centre industry, beginning

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  • Comedian James Mullinger on Why Anything is Possible in New Brunswick

    British writer and comedian James Mullinger moved to Saint John, New Brunswick in February 2014 from London, England. A well-known stand-up comedian, TV presenter, and journalist in his homeland, James performed five stand-up tours over five years, had his own Comedy Central show, and served as Comedy Editor for GQ Magazine. Then he moved to

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  • Location Matters: Learn Why from This Professional Services Company

    Valcom Consulting Group is a privately-owned Canadian company offering (ISO accredited) professional services in engineering, IT, project management, training, and more. Founded in Ontario in 1955, the company has grown to include offices in Oromocto, New Brunswick, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia. Charles Richer, Senior Business Development & Procurement Manager, says his company’s number one client

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  • Learn Why an Associate VP Returned to New Brunswick for Career Success


    When you find your calling—your passion—you can’t help but become focused. That’s exactly what happened to Scott Duguay, Associate Vice-President, Enrolment Management with St. Thomas University (STU) in Fredericton, New Brunswick. In today’s post, Scott shares with us his commitment to his profession as well as the province of New Brunswick. ONB: Are you originally from

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