New Brunswick companies have signed $85 million in new contracts, including some multi-million-dollar education deals, during the first day of a week-long trade mission to China.
The deals, signed today in Beijing, include a five-year $65-million contract for the Moncton Flight College to train at least 600 new Chinese pilots.
CANLink Aviation of Saint John signed a $500,000 agreement with Beihang University to provide specialized English-language support in the field of aviation.
Meanwhile, Atlantic Education International of New Brunswick signed a five-year $10-million agreement with AKD International to provide New Brunswick curriculum and support to schools in China.
A second $10-million deal will establish a new school in Anhui province that will also use the New Brunswick high school curriculum.
Premier Shawn Graham, who is in China, says the trade mission represents a huge trade opportunity for his province.
– The Canadian Press