Helping Indigenous Businesses Grow

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