Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Indigenous Marine Servicing Initiative


DFO’s Indigenous Marine Servicing Initiative (IMSI) is designed to increase Indigenous participation in the marine industry supply chain, which supports Indigenous communities and commercial fishing enterprises (CFEs) that want to expand and diversify into Indigenous marine-related service industries.

Comments on Funding:

Applicant will contribute a minimum of 10% towards the total project expenditures.


Applicants must:

  • be Indigenous communities;
  • be Indigenous Commercial Fishing Enterprises (CFEs); and
  • pursue opportunities in the marine servicing industry.

Applications Steps:

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit the application documents to the IMSI Program Authority), along with a letter of support from their community or Commercial Fishing Enterprise.

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