Jobs At CIBC Call Centres Coming To N.B.

New Brunswickers looking for full-time work are in luck after CIBC announced Monday it is creating more than 200 incremental positions over the next three years.

The banking company, based out of Toronto, Ont., said it plans to expand its call centre operations in New Brunswick and says most of the new employees would work from home.

“The provincial government, through Opportunities NB, is pleased to see CIBC’s continued growth in the province,” said Arlene Dunn, the minister of Opportunities NB (ONB).

“This expansion aligns with our dedication to attracting meaningful, good-quality employment opportunities in our region.”

According to the provincial government, CIBC is eligible for a payroll rebate of up to $1.5 million from ONB over the next three years to support the creation of these jobs.

Officials say the investment will help create $67.6 million of incremental direct GDP in New Brunswick over three years.

Arleen King, CIBC’s senior vice-president of contact centres, said CIBC considers itself “one of Canada’s leading financial institutions” and is thrilled to create growth in New Brunswick.

She said the positions can create “unique career opportunities” for employees as the company expands further to support clients across the country.

“With today’s technology, the vast majority of these new roles can be performed from home anywhere in New Brunswick, allowing us to create jobs and hire talented people, not just in cities but rural areas as well,” said King.