Skills NB Initiative

September 12, 2014




SkillsNB is a joint initiative between the provincial government and SkillSoft, a Fredericton-based company. New Brunswick residents can update or learn new skills through this free initiative.

The SkillsNB library contains more than 6,000 online assets including courses, videos, interactive simulations, and full-text books in English and French. These resources cover a wide variety of subjects such as business, IT, desktop, leadership, management and certifications.

Every resident can refresh or develop new skills for free in the following professional areas:
more than 1,200 professional IT courses;
more than 600 business skills courses;
more than 3,700 desktop skills courses; and
more than 120 business and IT certification paths.

Participants in the SkillsNB program will have access to the full collection of content and targeted learning paths – at no cost – to allow them to prepare for a specific position or certification.
New Brunswickers can register for the online courses by visiting, calling 1-844-462-1203 or by email at