Supporting the Manitoba First Nation Business Community
Skills Development Program

This program supports rapid business readiness training for new and existing First Nations entrepreneurs to develop their management and marketing skills.

Nature of Funding

  • Funding is available up to 75% of the approved costs.
  • The program funds only direct course costs such as tuition, workshop fees, and books.
  • Living expenses are not included.
  • The program is not intended to finance the acquisition of a degree or certificate.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must submit an application that includes the purpose of the course as well as a course outline and a detailed budget
  • The applicant should have approached other First Nation educational funding agencies prior to applying to the Fund
  • Training must be through qualified trainers or organizations that have been approved by the Fund to provide appropriate training
  • Training must be specific to business management and not occupational training unrelated to the development of management and marketing skills.
  • On-the-job training may qualify to better fit the needs of the entrepreneur or manager of a First Nation-owned business.
PDF Format Business Support Programs Application (PDF format)
Microsoft Word Format Business Support Programs Application (Word format)

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