The mandate of the Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office (MEBO) is to maximize the employment and contract opportunities for indigenous community members in Unama’ki (Cape Breton).  We achieve this by continually expanding our broad network of industry partners across all sectors.  We work with all levels of government to ensure they, and the industries they work with, engage with indigenous communities. We prepare and support both individuals and Aboriginal businesses to be part of these opportunities. The Benefits Office strives to educate industry and government departments of the value of having a diverse workforce and in doing so, provide solutions on how to better engage Aboriginals. MEBO helps industry find the workers they need through promotion and recruitment efforts and provides training when necessary.

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Government and community leaders attended the official launch this week of a unique new training program in Wagmatcook First Nation. The Enhanced Direct Entry Carpentry Program. Sixteen people from Unama’ki communities in Cape Breton are receiving specialized apprenticeship training and work experience to achieve Red Seal carpentry certification, filling the