2018 NB Proud Award

Application form

The NB Proud Award

Opportunities NB is proud to renew our NB Proud Award for 2018. New Brunswick colleges and universities are at the forefront of technology and are providing the skills to students that employers need in our changing economy. Opportunities NB is committed to creating new wealth and opportunities to help talented people stay in New Brunswick. There are many exciting new markets emerging, doors opening for entrepreneurs, and technology advances to connect the world; these are all available right here. This award is focused on helping New Brunswick students live and work in the province following graduation.

We are looking for students who exemplify the idea of NB Proud; youth with a desire to pursue their passion in New Brunswick along with a positive view of the future for themselves and the province.

ONB will present 12 awards for $1,000 each to New Brunswick students entering their first year of post-secondary education in the province.

In order to apply, students must answer the following questions in a 200-250 word essay:

NB Proud Award Application form (PDF format).

Applications will be accepted by email until May 1, 2018.

Good luck to all who apply!



New Brunswickers have a lot to be proud of. Our companies are succeeding at home, and on the world stage. And the people behind those companies are dynamic, entrepreneurial and looking towards the future.

Meet these proud New Brunswickers. They’re living and growing their businesses in New Brunswick, and loving it.

Premier Gallant’s Innovation Speech about being #NBproud.

Show us why you’re #NBProud.

Help us promote New Brunswick by showing that you are #NBProud. You can:

Tag your social media posts #NBProud.

Tell us your #NBProud story.

We’ll turn it into a blog post, or invite you to participate in an upcoming video. Click here to submit a blog post or request.

Record and send us your own #NBProud video.

Videos should be one minute or less and include your name, where you work and why you’re #NBProud. Send it to us here.

(Videos can be English, French or bilingual and should be less than 2 MB. Videos not featured on ONBCanada.ca can be found on our YouTube channel. All videos must be in good taste.)


How Open Data Drives Civic Responsibility

May 10, 2017. Open Data Atlantic is #NBProud to be New Brunswick’s Open Data Book Club, part of a series of groups across Canada in Toronto, Waterloo, Ottawa and PEI.

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New Brunswick Chef Launches Dulse Chips via La Dulse Vie

May 2, 2017. La Dulse Vie is a New Brunswick-based company specializing in the creation of dulse chips. The company launched in August 2016 after chef/co-founder Laura Cushnie’s participation in the Summer Institute accelerator program at UNB.

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NB Proud: 10 Bursaries for 10 New Brunswick Students!

April 11, 2017. In support of New Brunswick’s workforce strategy, Opportunities NB wants to help New Brunswick students live and work in the province following graduation.

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Introducing Momentum Canada: New Brunswick’s Sales Accelerator

April 6, 2017. Momentum Canada is the latest player to join New Brunswick’s strong entrepreneurial scene. Their goal is to help businesses at all stages - from startups to established companies - develop sales strategies and achieve their business goals. We spoke with CEO & Co-Founder Joanna Killen to learn more.

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Moncton Makes a Play for Skilled U.S. Workers

February 6, 2017. Moncton’s 3Plus Corporation has made skilled worker attraction the focus of its exciting new advertising campaign. With a focus on the United States, the campaign featured an image of Uncle Sam with a Canadian flag in the background accompanied by the message “Greater Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada Wants You!”

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New Brunswick’s SimpTek: One of Canada’s Companies-to-Watch

January 20, 2017. SimpTek Technologies is a Fredericton-based startup helping power utilities and their customers understand energy usage through data collection.

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