Certified Aboriginal Business (CAB)

Certified Aboriginal Business Program (CAB)

CCAB’s CAB program certifies that Aboriginal Businesses are 51% or more owned and controlled by an Aboriginal person(s). CAB ensures that Aboriginal businesses are easily identified by industry, government and other organizations and certified businesses can promote themselves using the designated CAB logo.

Certified businesses will be added to the CAB directory found on CCAB’s website and have access to tender opportunities posted by CCAB corporate members. All Aboriginal businesses wishing to become certified must complete a simple questionnaire and provide supporting documentation. After a thorough review of this documentation, CCAB confirms they are an Aboriginal business as defined by CCAB.

What’s required to become a Certified Aboriginal Business?

1. CCAB Membership
2. 51% Aboriginal ownership
3. Proof of Aboriginal heritage of owner(s), acceptable documents include:

  • Indian Status Card, or:
    Valid identification provided by the following:
  • Métis National Council Governing Membership
  • Inuit Beneficiary Card
  • Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) Affiliate Membership
  • Northwest Territories Land Claim Settlement Beneficiaries
  • Confirmed Alberta Métis Settlement Members
  • Northwest Territory Métis Nation Membership
  • Membership in a historic Métis community recognized as independent and rights-bearing by a provincial or Canadian federal government.

4. Applicants must also provide:

  • A letter of acknowledgement from a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Aboriginal membership administrator
    AND, proof of ownership and control documents; acceptable documents include:
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • General Business Registration
  • Tax Registration

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