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Up To 250 Full-Time Jobs Coming To Fredericton

By Brad Perry Dec 9, 2022 | 2:00 PM

IBM Canada has plans to create as many as 250 full-time jobs in Fredericton, with support from the provincial government.

The company announced Friday that it will create a client innovation centre in the provincial capital.

It would join four other centres across Canada, including Halifax, Montreal, Gatineau, and Calgary.

“Canadian businesses are adopting technologies today including Hybrid Cloud and AI at an accelerated rate, and to deliver successful business transformation it is critical these businesses have the right skill set and talent in place,” Dave McCann, president of IBM Canada, said in a news release.

“The IBM CIC in New Brunswick will further support the province’s focus on fostering local tech talent, creating jobs and improving workforce skills training.”

The province is investing up to $4.8 million through Opportunities NB to help create the jobs.

It is estimated by the Crown corporation that the centre will increase the province’s GDP by more than $72 million over five years.

“New Brunswick is attracting investment from global companies like IBM to expand their operations and this is fostering growth in our province,” Arlene Dunn, the minister responsible for Opportunities NB., said in a news release.

“Many of the world’s most successful companies have discovered our province because of our winning combination of people, diversity, agility, infrastructure and innovation. Through investments like this one, we are building upon New Brunswick’s reputation as an IT hub.”

Positions at the centre will include application developers, technical testers, business analysts, customer experience workers, design consultants, and workers in digital transformation.

Hiring for those jobs is expected to begin in January.


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