Are you a First Nations, Inuit or Métis entrepreneur who would like to start or grow a business?

Maybe you are an artisan with creative ideas for using local sustainable materials to produce your goods, or a farmer who wants to cultivate unique indigenous plants. Perhaps you are a pilot bringing tourists in to remote destinations to experience long-standing cultural traditions.

Whatever type of business you operate or business experience you have, you can find programs, services and more to get you started or help you grow. Our Indigenous entrepreneurs page has a number of resources to help you at every stage of the business life cycle, from planning and starting your business, to managing and growing it successfully.

Expert advice

Whether you're just starting up, or have an established business, you may need some help along the way. We can help you find business advisors and other support to help develop your skills and achieve your business goals. You can browse our website to locate business services such as mentoring, coaching and networking available from support organizations for Indigenous entrepreneurs.

Programs (including financing)

You can search for all types of government programs in any industry, offered across Canada, to help you start or grow your business. By selecting the “Aboriginal” audience, you will see all programs available to you, including those that are specifically designed for Indigenous entrepreneurs like yourself, or for businesses that are owned and operated by aboriginal peoples.

Success stories

You can read inspirational stories from other Indigenous entrepreneurs in Canada, demonstrating leadership and dedication.

If you have questions about starting or growing your business in Canada, please contact us and we would be happy to help in any way we can.