Capacity-Building Funding for Indigenous Communities 

In support of PDAC’s priority to promote engagement between Canada’s Indigenous communities and the mineral development sector, PDAC has developed a comprehensive catalogue of all available federal, provincial, and territorial government capacity-building support programs that can serve to facilitate Indigenous engagement with the mineral development sector, and to contribute to active participation in related activities. There is no similar comprehensive compendium of cross-jurisdictional programming in Canada currently available to the public.

Organized by jurisdiction and spanning all stages of the mineral development cycle, the programs listed below outline all available programming and funding for consultation capacity, skills & job training, and economic development.

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National Programs

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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
Indigenous Capacity Support Program
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
Northern Participant Funding Program
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
Treaties, agreements and negotiation
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Economic & Social Development Canada
Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISET) Program
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC)
National Apprenticeships Program (NAP)
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Mining Industry Human Resources Council
Mining Essentials
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Indigenous Services Canada
Strategic Partnerships Initiative (SPI)
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Indigenous Services Canada
Community Opportunity Readiness
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
Environment and natural resources
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association
Indigenous Growth Fund
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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British Columbia

Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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BCIT School of Construction & the Environment
Mining and Mineral Exploration Program
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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BC Assembly of First Nations
Aboriginal Business Loan Program.
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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First Citizens Fund
Aboriginal Business Loan Program
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Prairie Provinces

Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Gov. of Saskatchewan Government Relations
First Nations and Métis Consultation Participation Fund
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Government of Alberta
Employment Partnerships Program
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT)
Mining Industry Pre-Employment Program Certificates
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Government of Alberta
Aboriginal Business Investment Fund
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation
Capacity Support
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation
Loan Guarantee Investent Program
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Saskatchewan Indigenous Enterprise Foundation Inc. (SIEF)
Contribution Program
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Saskatchewan Indigenous Investment Finance Corporation
Loan Guarantee Program
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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First Peoples Economic Growth Fund Inc. (Manitoba)
FPEGF Financing and Support Programs
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Ontario

Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Energy, Mines & Northern Development
Aboriginal Participation Fund
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Ontario Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development
Indigenous Job Training in Northern Ontario
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Métis Nation of Ontario
Bursary Application
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)
People & Talent Program
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)
Community Enhancement Program
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)
INVEST North Program
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Ontario Financing Authority
Aboriginal Loan Guarantee Program
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Indigenous Affairs
New Relationships Fund
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Quebec

Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Quebec Government
Support for Consultation
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Quebec Government
Loan Guarantee Program
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Quebec Government
Economic Development Fund
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Atlantic Provinces

Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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New Brunswick: Energy & Resource Development
Prospecting Courses
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Innovative Communities Fund
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Joint Economic Development Initiative
JEDI Aboriginal Development Fund
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Territories

Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Northwest Territories
Mine Training Society
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Nunavut Arctic College
Trades and Technology Programs
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Government of Nunavut
Nunavut Mine Training Fund
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Government of Nunavut
Nunavut Prospectors Program
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Government of Northwest Territories
Support for Entrepreneurs & Economic Development (SEED)
Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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Operation
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Closure
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Post-Closure
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Pre-Exploration
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Exploration
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Development
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