Indigenous Small Business Program

Indigenous Small Business Program

ENERGY EFFICIENT UPGRADES FOR YOUR BUSINESS

We offer two phases of free energy efficient upgrades specifically for First Nation and Métis small businesses so you have the option to pick what’s right for you.

FREE

Phase 1

  • A-line LED bulbs to help you save instantly on your energy bill.
  • Faucet aerators and pre-rinse spray valves to help you save instantly on your water and energy bills.
  • Same day assessment for even more energy efficiency upgrades.

FREE

Phase 2

  • Enhance your space and save even more on your energy bill by upgrading to
    • LED linear lamps
    • Specialty LED bulbs
    • LED exit signs
    • Smart thermostats
    • Lighting controls
    • Pitched roof insulation

DOES YOUR BUSINESS QUALIFY?

  • Must be a First Nation business, on reserve or off-reserve, where the band or a band member is paying the utility bill at a commercial rate.
  • Must be a Métis owned business, where the owner is paying the utility bill at a commercial rate. Pre-approval is required and the business must be registered with the Louis Riel Capital Corporation. We will work with the business owner and the Manitoba Metis Federation to determine eligibility.
  • Must be under 15,000 sq. ft.
  • Is not part of a national franchise or chain.
  • It must have ten or fewer location in Manitoba.

PHASE 1 UPGRADES

A-LINE LED BULBS

BATHROOM & KITCHEN FAUCET AERATORS

SPRAY VALVES

Showerheads

PHASE 2 UPGRADES

LED Linear Lamps

Specialty LED Bulbs

LED Exit Signs

Lighting Controls

SMART THERMOSTATS

$100 INCENTIVE

Attic insulation

FOR PITCHED ROOF BUILDINGS

3 SIMPLE STEPS

  1. YOU GET IN TOUCH

     Connect with us to receive your free energy efficient upgrades and Phase 2 assessment.

  2. WE PLAN

    We’ve partnered with Ecofitt to help plan your energy efficient upgrades. We work with you and Ecofitt to create a proposal and an outline that fits your needs. We also work with you to find local labour solutions to assist with your energy efficient upgrades.

  3. YOU SAVE

    Now it’s time to save. Efficiency Manitoba covers 100% of the total cost of your energy efficient upgrades, including materials and installations.