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Business Aids

All of the links below could be beneficial to you as an EDO or any person in business trying to complete a specific project. You can download each of these forms and use them as a guideline when filling out an application, starting a business, or simply trying to understand business terminology.

How to Start a Business in Nunavut

  • The Department of Economic Development & Transportation has developed a business guide called Seven Steps to Help you Start Your Business. This guide provides the basic information you should know so that your efforts to create a new business can be rewarded and you won’t get tied up in “red tape”.

    You can either download your own PDF copy of the Guide in English or a PDF copy of the Guide in Inuktitut.  If you prefer, click on one of these links to take you to the online version in both Inuktitut and English.

Business Calculators

  • BRCC's Virtual Office Guide

    • At the 2012 Nunavut Trade Show, the BRCC launched the Virtual Office Guide. This was in response to concerns from their members that one of the biggest challenges facing small businesses in Nunavut, particularly in the communities outside of the three regional centers, is the inability for owners and managers to manage their businesses when not in their home communities. When attending meetings, training sessions, trade shows or conferences, business owners may find their businesses unattended while they attend these events that are intended to grow or expand their business networks and learn ways to improve their skills. With the present potential to be weathered out of a community following attendance at an event, business owners are often away even longer than intended. If they had the ability to run aspects of their business at a distance, this would be advantageous to the business owners and being away would not present set‐backs to essential administrative tasks that all businesses require. In this day and age, business owners should and must be able to run parts of their business at a distance with digital technologies that are available. Tools are now developed to support virtual offices – where owners can access and grow their businesses even when not physically present in their own communities. In essence, a business owner can have a Virtual Office that can be accessed anywhere with only an internet connection.  

    • This Virtual Office document serves as a guide to business owners in Nunavut that anyone can use either in its entirety or by picking just the components that are needed.

    • Click this link to take you to the online version in English.