Waubetek Business Development Corporation - Welcome

Our Services

Waubetek delivers business financing and economic support services to Aboriginal entrepreneurs and First Nation communities. We offer financial assistance for business start-ups, expansions and business acquisitions. We host workshops on various topics. Waubetek has also developed regional strategies for Aboriginal participation in mining, fisheries, aquaculture and tourism.

How To Apply For Financing

The first step is to fill out our online Financing Application form and submit to Waubetek.  A Business Development Officer will review the Financing Application and will then contact you for a discussion of your business idea and financing needs.  Financing is available for Marketing and Business Plans as well as for capital costs. The Financing Application is for new and existing businesses as well as for business acquisitions, click here for WBDC form.

Applicant Eligibility

To be eligible for Waubetek financial support, all conditions must be met:

  • Completed Application
  • Aboriginal Ancestry Confirmation (Visit our Application Process for full details)
  • Applicant Age of Majority
  • Aboriginal majority owned business, organization or development corporation
  • Demonstrated education and/or experience, licenses in the area proposed; including management capacity
  • Active Entrepreneur on a full-time basis (no other employment)
  • 10% Unencumbered Equity Contribution from applicant
  • Business is within the Waubetek Service Area
  • Appropriateness of Business Venture

The Waubetek Business Development Corporation is honoured to have been recognized with:
The Northern Ontario Business Award of Excellence (2016)
and the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce/PEP Conference & Tradeshow

Indigenous Enterprise of the Year Award (2020)

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