MNO - Navigating Employment Pathways (NEP) Program

MNO - Navigating Employment Pathways (NEP) Program

Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO)

Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, North Bay and Midland



Funded in part by the Government of Canada, the Navigating Employment Pathways (NEP) pre-employment program was delivered by the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) in partnership with OTEC, as a sub-contractor providing training curriculum, industry certifications and facilitator support. The NEP program was designed to provide industry specific training to Aboriginal people looking for a career in the tourism and hospitality sector, and was offered in four communities including: Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, North Bay and Midland. 

Since the launch of the Navigating Employment Pathways program, the MNO has successfully expanded their Education and Training services to include a Metis Mining Strategy which provides support for short-term education, training and work placements for Aboriginal students who are interested in a career in mining. Prior to the NEP program, the MNO had not delivered in-house pre-employment training to Metis clients and have now identified a continued need for “entry-level” workplace training programs to prepare clients for employment.