Education And Professional Development

The Chamber offers many opportunities for learning and professional development throughout the year. These programs and offerings are always expanding and being added, so it is important to ensure that you are opening the Chamber Weekly newsletter and member-only emails to stay up to date.

Upcoming Labour and Advanced Education Courses 

Financial Management

From bookkeeping fundamentals to understanding a financial statement, become more financially savvy in your business with this course; learn about developing budgets and cash-flow projection, to understanding tax compliance and pricing your product. If you’re ready to review all concepts of accounting activity, register now!

HR Essentials 

Identify your HR needs in this course. Develop an organizational chart, build a staffing strategy, and more. Whether you are looking to develop employee policies and procedures or are hoping to create an employee-friendly work culture, this course is for you.

Marketing For Businesses 

Do you want to develop a marketing strategy and don’t know where to start? In this course, define and identify core components of a marketing strategy. Learn how to conduct market research, develop customer relationship management and more. This course will provide you with sales techniques and tools for everything from creating a promotional campaign to determining a proper marketing budget.

To register email [email protected] 

Labour and Advanced Education

The Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce offers free training opportunities sponsored through Labour and Advanced Education and their Workplace Education Initiative. This initiative promotes learning at work and supports the development of your workers by increasing their workplace skills. The Chamber has offered courses in Basic Accounting, Quickbooks, Human Resources, Online Marketing, Basic Business Skills, and Social Media.


SkillsonlineNS offers free learning to all Nova Scotia businesses. This program is designed to give businesses the ability to provide essential skills training to their employees.

Luncheons and Workshops

The Chamber offers a variety of luncheons and workshops covering different topics to provide your organization education and professional development opportunities.


The Chamber has also hosted panel discussions on topics affecting our community, businesses and/or the economic future of our island, and keynote breakfasts.