Supporting our youth. Growing our workforce.
A skilled and committed workforce is the backbone of any healthy economy. In New Brunswick, we’re fortunate to have the highest average job tenure in Canada at 9.4 years – that’s more than double the U.S. average tenure of 4.6 years. You can rely on our workforce to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction while decreasing your training and recruiting costs. And we want to keep it that way.
That’s why ONB Connects also supports the education and professional development of our province’s existing workforce and youth.
We do this through different initiatives:
- The Mentra (a cloud-based platform built to give mentees/entrepreneurs/business owners/professionals access to the relevant subject-matter experts and mentors in their communities)
- Bursary (we will help support our young people by creating meaningful education and employment opportunities here at home)
Each year, we award ten $1,000 bursaries to first-year post-secondary students studying in New Brunswick. These ten bursaries allow us to award two students from each of New Brunswick’s five regions.
The ongoing development of a skilled workforce is vital to New Brunswick’s future growth and prosperity. We want to help support our young people by creating meaningful education and employment opportunities here at home.
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View our video, featuring a host of New Brunswick’s outstanding young entrepreneurs.