Business and economic development for Indigenous Peoples

Programs and services for Indigenous Peoples to increase business skills, invest in a business or develop land on a reserve.

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Indigenous business development

Programs that support Indigenous entrepreneurs and business owners in Canada.

Community economic development

Programs and services that support Indigenous businesses, develop land on reserve and assist in land management strategies.

Indigenous Entrepreneur Loan

Learn about funding opportunities to start or grow your existing business.

Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Program: Access to Capital

The Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Program provides access to capital and business opportunities to Indigenous entrepreneurs and business owners in Canada.

Indigenous Business Directory

Search a list of Indigenous businesses in Canada that can supply your organization with the goods, services and technology it needs.

Strategic Partnerships Initiative

Support offered to Indigenous communities to take part in economic development opportunities.

Entrepreneurship and Business Development (EBD)

Program helps facilitate the establishment or growth of Indigenous entrepreneurs and businesses through project-based support.

Lands and Economic Development Services Program

Funding to support economic development in First Nations and Inuit communities.

First Nations Land Management

Find out how First Nations can develop their own laws for land use and take advantage of economic development opportunities.

Community Opportunity Readiness Program

Apply for financial support to develop a First Nation or Inuit community economic opportunity.

Register for the Indigenous Business Directory

Available to all levels of government and the private sector, this directory helps Indigenous businesses pursue business opportunities.

Reserve Lands and Environment Management Program

Program provides funding to First Nations to develop capacity to manage reserve land, resources and environment.

Community Readiness and Opportunities Planning (CROP)

Financial support to improve the capacity of First Nations and Inuit communities to plan, pursue and take part in economic opportunities.


The reconciliation journey

New steps on the journey of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.

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