Aboriginal Business


Aboriginal Business Development Services - ABDS

Aboriginal Business Development Services is committed to supporting the growth of Aboriginal entrepreneurship across Alberta. The program assists entrepreneurs by providing information and resources from business start-up and market research to financing options and growing your business. These resources are tailored to meet unique requirements of Aboriginal clients and are accessible by phone, fax, e-mail, the Internet and walk-in sites.

Aboriginal Albertans In Business Series

  1. Is Running a Business for Me? (PDF file)
  2. What's the Right Business for Me? (PDF file)
  3. Aboriginal Financing Options in Alberta (PDF file)
  4. Aboriginal Business Planning Workbook (PDF file)
  5. How to Become an Independent Contractor (PDF file)


Business Answers

Finding and Keeping Series

Canada’s population is aging because there are so many baby boomers – those born in the years after the end of the Second World War when people felt good about the future and started families. These baby boomers are all reaching retirement age over a short span of years and their places have to be filled by younger people.

So, the opportunities are there – and even more so for the Aboriginal population because it is growing at a faster pace than the rest of Canada’s population. With this in mind two new guides have been developed with the support of Alberta Employment and Immigration.

Finding and Keeping Aboriginal Employees
This handbook was developed to help small and medium businesses that are experiencing difficulty finding and retaining Aboriginal employees.

Finding and Keeping a Good Job
This handbook was developed to assist Alberta’s Aboriginal people in finding and keeping employment in Alberta.

Programs and Services for Business