Trade and Indigenous peoples
As part of our Trade Diversification Strategy, Canada is advancing an inclusive approach to trade. It seeks to ensure that Indigenous peoples in Canada, and all Canadians, can benefit from the opportunities that flow from international trade and investment.
Services and information
Understand what Canada’s trade policy does to assist Indigenous peoples and Indigenous-owned businesses to access international markets.
How Canada’s engagement with Indigenous peoples on trade policy issues has assisted in informing Canada’s negotiating position.
The Indigenous Entrepreneur Loan, through the Indigenous Banking unit at BDC, provides up to $350,000 to business owners and entrepreneurs to start or grow their business, whether they operate on or off reserve.
Global Affairs Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service can help open doors and create opportunities for export-ready Indigenous companies. Get help to plan, execute and support your expansion into global markets and join our Indigenous-focused business delegations, events or initiatives today.
The government of Canada’s Intellectual Property (IP) Strategy includes initiatives aimed at making Canada's IP system more inclusive and reflective of the needs and interests of Indigenous peoples.
Find more information on government programs to help First Nations, Inuit or Métis business owners and entrepreneurs start up, manage and grow a business, and access financing and other supports.
What we are doing
Indigenous peoples in Canada’s free trade agreements
- Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)
- Canada and European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
- Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
Indigenous Peoples Economic and Trade Cooperation Arrangement (IPETCA)
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