SkillsNB, a new eLearning platform, will provide free online training

SkillsNB was announced Thursday by Chris Cummins, of Skillsoft; Premier David Alward; Petitcodiac MLA Sherry Wilson; Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Jody Carr; Education Minister Marie-Claude Blais; and Economic Development Minister Bruce Fitch. (Government of New Brunswick)

New Brunswickers will now have access to free online training and refresher courses.

The provincial government is investing $800,000 over two years in SkillsNB, a new eLearning platform.

“In order to grow our economy and create jobs we need to invest in our greatest resource — our people,” Premier David Alward said in a statement on Thursday.

“These courses will allow New Brunswickers to invest in their future and skills, anywhere, anytime.”

SkillsNB offers professional development in topics ranging from IT and desktop skills, to business, and management through courses, videos, interactive simulations and online text books in both English and French.

It's a joint initiative between the provincial government and Skillsoft, a Fredericton-based company.

Anyone who's interested just has to register online at, email, or call 1-844-462-1203.

The SkillsNB library includes more than 1,200 professional IT courses, more than 600 business skills courses, and more than 3,700 desktop skills courses. It also has more than 120 business and IT certification paths.