Grant Name: Skills Development Program


Accepting Clients





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.


  • 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.

Funding Amount

Based on individual applications

Contact Information

102 – 1075 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3G 0R8

Phone: (204) 942-6026
Toll Free: 1-888-942-6026
Fax: (204) 942-6441

Processing Fee




Higher Education

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