Grant Name: Metis Entrepreneurs’ Assistance Program (MEAP)


Accepting Clients





This program provides equity assistance for the start-up or the expansion of small businesses for Métis, Inuit, or Non-Status individuals.


  • Must be an Alberta resident and your business must be located in Alberta
  • Must have a minimum of 6 months to one year of experience in the industry you are starting your business
  • Projects must be a start-up or expansion of a business
  • The business must generate an income for the applicant of at least $20’000 annually
  • Total project must exceed $20’000
  • The applicant must obtain financing through a commercial lender for the costs that are not covered by the grant and the cash equity

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How to Apply?

  1. Download MEAP application form:
  2. Submit your grant application with a copy of your Métis card or any other supporting documentation
  3. Document you should submit with grant application:
    • Proof of Cash Equity (bank statement)
    • Resume
    • Provide evidence you have a business opportunity
    • If you are an Incorporated Business, a copy of your Incorporated Documents needs to be provided
    • If there is more than one owner, each owner must submit a filled-out application

Funding Amount

This program will cover a maximum of 30% of eligible costs

Maximum of $99’999

Minimum $6’000

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Alberta, Canada

Small Business

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