Opportunities New Brunswick is providing a payroll rebate to one of four companies that have signed a deal to supply cannabis for the province’s recreational market.
Canopy Growth Inc. of Ontario is building a $40-million production facility in Fredericton and Opportunities New Brunswick--a Crown corporation--will provide a payroll rebate of up to $1.3-million if those jobs come through. Those jobs will range from growing to shipping. The company says it will be create up 136 jobs between now and the year 2024.
“I think when we sit down and say we want to go after something we do, we go after it, and we were the first province to knock on the door,” said Opportunities NB CEO Stephen Lund.
Agreements to supply cannabis have also been signed with three other producers: Organigram Inc., Nuuvera Inc. and Zenabis.
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