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Small Business Support Program

This program is primarily focused on providing up-and-coming small businesses, community organizations and individuals with support to grow. Program eligibility is limited to Nunavut Residents and business majority owned by Nunavut Residents. It contains three funds:

Small Business Opportunities Fund

  • aims to help business start-ups and expansions
  • includes support for developing business and marketing plans
  • also supports new pilot projects, and business and "wind-down"

Entrepreneur Development Fund

  • assists business through training and skill development
  • eligible training includes accounting, bookkeeping, business start-up, and tourism safety and risk management
  • also assists in the establishment of business aftercare programs

Sustainable Livelihood Fund

  • supports activity in the tourism, arts & crafts and harvesting sectors
  • assistance to overcome immediate legal or bookkeeping problems
  • support the purchase of tools and other minor capital items
  • helps pay for tourism operators' liability insurance

The Small Business Support Program Policy can be found on page 20 of the Grants and Contributions Policy.

Small Business Support Program Application 

Contact Name: 
Department of Economic Development and Transportation