How to Apply

Who We Serve

SaskMetis ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (SMEDCO) is a Saskatchewan MÉTIS-OWNED lending institution created to finance the start-up, acquisition an/or expansion of a viable MÉTIS controlled small businesses based in Saskatchewan.
We serve Metis from all regions of Saskatchewan.



Programs are available only to Métis people of Saskatchewan.
Applicants must own at least 51% of the business.
Applicants will be required to use a SMEDCO application form accompanied by:

  • • A Personal Financial Statement for each owner or participant of the business
  • • Copy of their membership card with the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan or a letter from Registry Stating that the membership process has been initiated
  • • Proof of Equity
  • • Resume
  • • Historical Financial Statements for previous 3 years if an existing business
  • • Historical Financial Statements for previous 3 years if purchasing an existing business
  • • Certification of Incorporation & Articles of Incorporation

The business and management must be highly viable and demonstrate the potential for profitability.
Applicants must demonstrate commitment and be actively involved in day to day operations.
Applicants must have some equity in the business in the form of cash and/or contributions of land, existing equipment and machinery, or pledging of other assets.


Application Form (PDF File)

Please fill out this form and fax or mail it to SMEDCO.

Application Package

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  • SaskMétis Economic Development Corporation
  • Suite 101 - 1630 Quebec Avenue
  • Saskatoon, S7K 1V7
  • Phone: (306) 477-4350
  • Fax: (306) 373-2512