Indigenous business owners can register as an Indigenous corporation through the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC). Indigenous corporations are eligible for additional benefits.

An Indigenous-controlled group may become incorporated to:

  • support the education and housing needs of First Nations people
  • secure land
  • seek greater recognition for First Nations people
  • provide legal assistance to First Nations people
  • develop First Nations infrastructure
  • promote art, performance or music.

How to register

You will need to follow the steps to register your business as an Indigenous corporation. The steps include:

  1. Identify your members.
  2. Create a rule book.
  3. Hold a meeting of members.
  4. Consider any exemptions you may need.
  5. Lodge your application.

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