Business and economic development for Indigenous peoples

Find out about programs and services to increase business skills, invest in a business or develop land on a reserve.

Services and information

Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Program

Find out how to apply for funding from an Aboriginal financial institution to start or support your business.

Procurement strategy for Aboriginal business

Find out how your Aboriginal business can compete for Government of Canada contracts.

Growth capital for Aboriginal business

Find out how you can obtain funding to start a business or grow your existing one on or off reserve.

Indigenous Business Directory

Search a list of Aboriginal businesses in Canada. Register your business in the directory.

Strategic Partnerships Initiative

Learn about the support offered to Indigenous communities to participate in complex economic development opportunities.

Community Opportunity Readiness Program

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

Lands and Economic Development Services Program

Learn about funding available to First Nations and Inuit communities for economic development.

Reserve Lands and Environment Management Program

Apply for funding to increase your community's land management responsibilities.

First Nations Land Management Regime

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

Aboriginal Forestry Initiative

Find out about a new Government of Canada approach to foster enhanced Aboriginal participation in Canada's forest sector.

Community Readiness and Opportunities Planning (Territories)

Apply for financial support to improve the capacity of First Nations and Inuit communities to plan, pursue and participate in economic opportunities.

Entrepreneurship and Business Development (Territories)

Apply for funding to expand your Aboriginal business.


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