Defination of an Indigenous Business

Defination of an Indigenous Business

The term "Aboriginal" refers to a Status or Non-Status Indian, Métis or Inuit.
A business - which can be a sole proprietorship, limited company, co-operative, partnership or a not-for-profit organization - must meet the following criteria:

  • AT LEAST 51 PERCENT OF THE FIRM MUST BE OWNED AND CONTROLLED BY ABORIGINAL PEOPLE
  • IF IT HAS SIX OR MORE FULL-TIME STAFF, AT LEAST A THIRD OF THE EMPLOYEES MUST BE ABORIGINAL PEOPLE
  • IF THE BIDDER IS A JOINT VENTURE OR CONSORTIUM, AT LEAST 51 PERCENT OF THE JOINT VENTURE OR CONSORTIUM MUST BE OWNED AND CONTROLLED BY AN ABORIGINAL BUSINESS OR BUSINESSES AS DEFINED ABOVE. IT ALSO HAS TO HAVE AT LEAST A THIRD OF THE EMPLOYEES BE ABORIGINAL PEOPLE IF THERE IS MORE THAN 6 EMPLOYEES WORKING FOR THE JOINT VENTURE OR CONSORTIUM
  • WHEN AN ABORIGINAL SUPPLIER OR JOINT VENTURE INTENDS TO SUB-CONTRACT PART OF THE REQUIREMENT, THE ABORIGINAL COMPONENT IN THE WORK MUST BE MAINTAINED

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