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. This program promotes entrepreneurship in Indigenous communities and seeks to increase the number of viable Indigenous-owned businesses. The program has 2 components: access to capital and business opportunities.

The program provides Indigenous businesses with access to non-repayable contributions for:

  • supporting eligible business proposals
  • leveraging additional funds

The amount of funding available for a business proposal depends on its scope and its estimated budget. Individual Indigenous entrepreneurs may receive up to $99,999 in funding assistance.

Last updated: September 16, 2020