Indigenous business and federal procurement

As part of the Government of Canada's work to advance economic reconciliation, Canada is supporting Indigenous businesses with federal government procurement opportunities.

Procurement information

Inuit business and federal procurement

Learn about the directive created to address the under-representation of Inuit business participation in federal procurement processes and support the creation and growth of Inuit businesses.

Learn how federal Indigenous procurement works

How contracting with Indigenous business works and the next steps Indigenous business owners can take to win contracts awarded by the Government of Canada.

Register for the Indigenous Business Directory

Available to all levels of government and the private sector, this directory helps Indigenous businesses pursue business opportunities.

Mandatory 5% Indigenous procurement target

The requirement for federal departments and agencies ensures a minimum 5% of the total value of contracts are held by Indigenous businesses.


Find and bid on tender opportunities and get support information about Government of Canada procurement.

Transformative Indigenous Procurement Strategy

How we are engaging with Indigenous partners on the co-development of a Transformative Indigenous Procurement Strategy.

Policy and audit information

Audit information

Audits to ensure that Indigenous businesses met the ownership, control, Indigenous employment and Indigenous content criteria.

Indigenous Services Canada Report on the Mandatory Minimum 5% Target fiscal year 2022 to 2023

Report on overall Government of Canada performance, fiscal year 2022 to 2023 for the procurement target to ensure that a minimum of 5% of the total value of federal contracts are awarded to Indigenous businesses.

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