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Canada. Indigenous Services Canada
Northern Ontario
Administration, Sudbury Business Centre

Works collaboratively with partners to improve access to high quality services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis, with the vision to support and empower Indigenous peoples to independently deliver services and address the socio-economic conditions in their communities

Programs offered include:

Aboriginal Business Canada
  • Provides support in business planning, start-up, expansion and marketing
  • Offers financial assistance
  • Provides business information and resource materials
  • Offers referrals to other possible sources of financing or business support
  • Provides assistance to new businesses, existing businesses, young entrepreneurs and to aboriginal organizations

Post-Secondary Student Support Program
  • Provides tuition support for students; may include fees for registration, tuition and the cost of books and supplies required for courses
  • Provides travel support for students who must leave their permanent place of residence to attend college or university.
  • Provides a grant for students to return home once every semester
  • Grants also covers any dependents that live with the student
  • Provides living expenses for full-time students to help cover the costs of food, shelter, transportation and day care

University College Entrance Preparation Program
  • Offers financial assistance for students with the cost of tuition fees, books and travel, and living allowances

Special Education Program
  • Provides access to special education programs and services that are culturally sensitive
  • Offers direct school-based services
  • Provides support for First Nations schools to design and implement special education programs

First Nations and Inuit Summer Student Career Placement Program
  • Supports opportunities for career-related work experience and training
  • Provides wage contributions

First Nations and Inuit Youth Work Experience Program
  • Funds proposals from First Nation and Inuit governments and organizations to provide supervised work experience
  • Pays minimum wage plus benefits for a period of six to nine months

First Nations and Inuit Science and Technology Camp Program
  • Promotes science and technology as career choices
  • Participants gain first-hand experience in various science and technology disciplines.
  • Provides funds to First Nation and Inuit governments or organizations either to design and run a science camp or to provide sponsorship

First Nations Schools Co-operative Education Program
  • Funds proposals to establish or expand co-operative education programs in First Nation schools on reserves
  • Creates school-based work/ study opportunities that provide meaningful work experience in a supportive environment
Aboriginal Business Canada Young Entrepreneurs
  • 18 and 35 years of age
New Businesses
  • 36 years of age or older and seeking support to start or purchase a business
Existing Businesses
  • 36 years of age or older and seeking support for a business they already operate
Aboriginal Organizations
  • An organization conducting advocacy and research activities designed to promote Aboriginal business development
Post-Secondary Student Support Program
  • Inuit and Status Indian students (residing on or off reserve)
University College Entrance Preparation Program
  • Inuit and Status Indian students (residing on or off reserve)
  • Students enrolled in university/college entrance preparation programs
Special Education Program
  • Students with special needs that require resources beyond those intended for the general student population
First Nations and Inuit Summer Student Career Placement Program
  • Inuit and First Nation students at the secondary and post-secondary levels
  • Eligible proposals must provide a job with a minimum of 30 hours and a maximum of 40 hours of subsidized employment per week
  • Work terms must last 4-8 consecutive weeks
  • Proposals must provide students with career related work opportunities
First Nations and Inuit Youth Work Experience Program
  • 16-24 years
  • Out-of-school unemployed Inuit and First Nation
Application Process
Call for information
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Legal Status
(40) Federal Government
Agency Information
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On December 10, 2018

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