Opportunities NB Blog

  • New Brunswick’s Masitek Brings Hardware Innovation to the IIoT

    [ONB takes an active role in helping New Brunswick businesses with international trade, emphasizing the unique requirements of prospective exporters seeking market diversification, market expansion or value-added opportunities. The post below originally appeared in July 2016. It is being republished today to coincide with Masitek’s involvement in our Trade Mission to the UK and The Netherlands,

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  • 6 Takeaways from Canada’s First Cybersecurity Skills & Workforce Development Summit

    There are currently about one million cybersecurity positions unfilled, and that number is expected to increase to 1.5 million by 2019; this is both a challenge and an opportunity. To help mitigate that situation, ONB/CyberNB hosted Canada’s first Cybersecurity Summit. CyberSmart 2017 focused on the creation of a national skills and workforce development strategy for Canada.

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  • New Brunswick Digital Publisher Civilized is Elevating the Cannabis Conversation

    The Province of New Brunswick sees cannabis as an economic growth opportunity due to the significant increase in demand over the past few years. With the medical cannabis industry projected to grow exponentially into the future, and the soon-to-be legalized recreational marketplace approaching, New Brunswick is ready to capitalize on these areas of growth. Opportunities NB

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  • ONB Case Study: Bringing Cardinal Path to New Brunswick

    Many of the world’s most successful companies are taking advantage of New Brunswick’s nearshore value proposition. Our location is naturally strategic, enabling companies to work with all of North America and Europe in the same business day. Combine that advantage with our low cost of doing business and everything is here to make an expansion

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  • New Brunswick’s Robust Financial Services Sector Adds Another Major Player: TD

    Approximately 15,000 people work in New Brunswick’s financial services industry. Building on that foundation, Opportunities NB (ONB) has made financial services a priority sector. Our strategic nearshore value proposition has attracted Canada’s top financial institutions, and we are building on this success by welcoming new entrants at a national and international scale. Our strategy involves

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  • New Brunswick Companies Recognized for Outstanding Export Performance

    [Cover image via Daniel St. Louis] The New Brunswick Export Awards recognize outstanding export performance by New Brunswick-based companies in the international marketplace. The Awards aim to celebrate the business savvy, entrepreneurial spirit, and innovation of businesses located in the province that have achieved either recent and/or ongoing success in developing new markets. Award winners

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  • New Brunswick’s PropertyGuys.com Expands to Australia

    PropertyGuys.com was founded on the belief that the real estate industry was, in some respects, broken. Specifically created to address the traditional commission model of home buying, the company is “reconstructing how real estate is bought and sold.” PropertyGuys.com connects home buyers and sellers directly and offers a range of professional services to help make

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  • What You Need to Know About the World Leader in Biomedical Engineering

    [Update: May 12th – UNB’s Biomedical Institute of Biomedical Engineering captured this year’s Innovation Champion KIRA Award. This post originally appeared on the ONB Blog in May 2016, it is being republished as part of New Brunswick Innovation Week.] Conversations about cutting-edge research and development and the province of New Brunswick are certainly not mutually

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  • Cybersecurity Thought Leaders Converge to Forge National Workforce Strategy

    CyberNB CyberSecurity workshop

    There are currently one million vacant cybersecurity jobs across the globe. By 2019 that number is expected to rise to 1.5 million. This is a significant issue that industry, academia, and government want/need to address now. As we know, this is not something that can be remedied overnight. To open a dialogue on this subject,

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