We are committed to renewing and strengthening Canada’s economic relationship with Indigenous communities including by mandating that First Nations, Inuit, and Métis businesses and entrepreneurs hold at least 5% of the total value of federal procurement contracts.
But often Indigenous businesses face barriers.
A re-elected Liberal government will:
- Expand the Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Program to enable businesses to access a new, zero-interest loan when a 10% advance is not possible.
- Create a navigator position to help Indigenous entrepreneurs find programs that apply to their situation.
- Work with all government departments to analyze and, as appropriate, adjust eligibility criteria to ensure that programs are as inclusive as possible