Business Loan Program - Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

Business Loan Program

Each year business loans from the First Citizens Fund support about 150 Aboriginal small businesses throughout British Columbia to start, expand or make improvements to their businesses.

Business loans are available to Aboriginal residents of B.C. for most types of operations and a wide range of sectors that include retail, services, fishing, forestry, agriculture, tourism and hospitality, manufacturing, new technologies and export.

These loans can be up to a maximum of $75,000, plus a 1.5 per cent borrower's fee. When a loan is approved, the First Citizens Fund will contribute 40 per cent of the principal in pro-rata instalments over the term of the loan.

Five Aboriginal financial institutions, or lenders, located throughout the province provide First Citizens Fund business loans. Contact All Nations Trust Company or one of the other lenders for application information and answers to other questions about the First Citizens Fund business loan program.

Who to Contact

All Nations Trust Company
208-345 Yellowhead Highway
Kamloops, BC  V2H 1H1
Phone: 250 828-9770
Fax: 250 372-2585
Toll-Free: 1-800-663-2959

First Nations Agricultural Lending Association
7410 Dallas Drive
PO Box 1186 Station Main
Kamloops, BC  V2C 6H3
Phone: 250 314-6804
Fax: 250 314-6809
Toll-Free: 1-866-314-6804

Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation
7563 Pacific Rim Hwy PO Box 1384
Port Alberni, BC  V9Y 7M2
Phone: 250 724-3131
Fax: 250 724-9967
Toll-Free: 1-866-444-6332

Tale'awtxw Aboriginal Capital Corporation
508-100 Park Royal South
West Vancouver, BC  V7T 1A2
Phone: 604 926-5626 (LOAN)
Fax: 604 926-5627
Toll-Free: 1-800-779-7199

Tribal Resource Investment Corporation
344 West 2nd Avenue
Prince Rupert, BC  V8J 1G6
Phone: 250 624-3535
Fax: 250 624-3883
Toll-Free: 1-800-665-3201