Deer Lake First Nation

Economic Development

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  • Responsible for stimulating local economy and developing economic initiatives and opportunities for the community
  • Provides information, training and educational workshops to enhance employability skills
  • Posts employment opportunities in office and on website
  • Works to access funding for band-owned business ventures
  • Provides coaching in areas such as business plan development and assistance in obtaining financial support for people wanting to start own business
  • Maintains local business directory
  • Responsible for development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members
Economic initiatives Deer Lake First Nation is involved with include:
  • Advisory capacity for Northern Store
  • Assistance and business advice for private businesses
  • Participant in Solar Panel project for Deer Lake School, completed in Apr 2014
  • A 490-kilowatt hydro generating station built in 1998
  • A signed business partnership (2014) with North Star Air Ltd along with its affiliate Cargo North
  • In Oct 2016, Frontier Lithium signed Exploration Agreements with Deer Lake First Nation and Sandy Lake First Nation regarding Frontier's mineral exploration activities on its PAK Lithium Project in the Red Lake Mining District
  • Ongoing proposal for the creation/operation of a fish hatchery in the community
Members of Deer Lake First Nation
Application Process
Call for information
807-775-2141 - Alternate 807-775-2132
Web Site
Visit Website
Mailing Address
Box 39
c/o Deer Lake Band Office
Deer Lake, ON, P0V 1N0
Daniel Meekis, Economic Development Officer
Land Use Planning Coordinator
Roland Pemmican
Documents Required
No documents required
Partially Accessible - Parking -- No designated handicapped parking space; Entrance -- Accessible with side ramp but no automatic push button doors; Washroom -- Not accessible
Agency Information
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211 Ontario North
Last Updated On
March 9, 2023
Deer Lake Band Office
Deer Lake First Nation, ON, P0V 1N0
  • Community is located 180 km N of Red Lake on NE shore of Deer Lake
  • Reserve is only accessible by air year-round at Deer Lake Airport and a seasonal winter road from Pickle Lake, via the Northern Ontario Resource Trail and through North Spirit Lake First Nation or the winter road N from Red Lake

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Hours of Operation
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Service Area(s)
Deer Lake First Nation