The Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office (MEBO) is focused on building partnerships with large industry in Nova Scotia. In doing so, it seeks to identify both employment and business opportunities for local Aboriginals. The Benefits Office helps industry find the workers they need through promotion and recruitment efforts. MEBO works to train and support both individuals and Aboriginal businesses to be part of these opportunities. To date, MEBO has trained almost 1,200 individuals and helped create more than 600 jobs for local Aboriginals. MEBO is a not-for-profit organization serving all five First Nation communities in Cape Breton (Unama’ki) and takes a collaborative and business approach to employment and business opportunities with large industry in the region. MEBO also delivers a province wide training programunder the federal government’s Skills Partnership Fund.