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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

Kitikmeot:
(Cambridge Bay, Kugluktuk, Gjoa Haven, Kugaaruk, Taloyoak)
Jonathan Case,
Manager Community Economic Development
Economic Development and Transportation
P.O. Box 316, Kugluktuk, NU X0B 0E0
Toll-free phone: 1-844-475-1166
Phone: (867) 982-7445
Fax: (867) 982-3204
Email: jcase@gov.nu.ca

Kivalliq:
(Rankin Inlet, Arviat, Whale Cove, Baker Lake, Chesterfield Inlet, Coral Harbour, Naujaat)
David Fredlund,
Manager Community Economic Development
Economic Development and Transportation
P.O. Box 979, Rankin Inlet, NU X0C 0G0
Toll-free phone: 1-844-737-8627
Phone: (867) 645-8451
Fax: (867) 645-8455
Email: dfredlund@gov.nu.ca

North Baffin:
(Pond Inlet, Grise Fiord, Resolute Bay, Arctic Bay, Clyde River, Igloolik, Hall Beach)
Nellie Erkloo,
Manager Community Economic Development
Economic Development and Transportation
P.O. Box 389, Pond Inlet, NU X0A 0S0
Toll-free phone: 1-888-899-7338
Phone: (867) 899-7344
Fax: (867) 899-7348
Email: nerkloo@gov.nu.ca

South Baffin:
(Pangnirtung, Qikiqtarjuaq, Iqaluit, Cape Dorset, Kimmirut, Sanikiluaq)
Linda Qaqqasiq,
Manager, Community Economic Development
Economic Development and Transportation
P.O. Box 612, Pangnirtung, NU X0A 0R0
Toll-free phone: 1-844-737-8628
Phone: (867) 473-2661
Fax: (867) 473-2663
Email: lqaqqasiq@gov.nu.ca