Compliance Assessment Summary Report: North West Company LP

For Funding Agreement No. 1516-HQ-000023 between North West Company LP and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada.

November 11, 2019

Name: North West Company LP
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Time period covered by audit: April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2017
Amount of CIRNAC funding claimed during the period: $69,405,851


Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada ("CIRNAC") selected North West LP (the "Recipient Head Office"), and two of its fully owned stores, specifically, the Nain and Little Grand Rapids stores ("Nain", "LGR", or the "Recipient Stores") all together (the "Recipient") for an independent assessment for the funding period April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2017. CIRNAC contracted Ernst & Young LP to provide an independent report examining certain aspects of the Recipient’s management of the funding received under the program. Specifically, the engagement was planned to:

Ernst & Young LLP, an independent firm, was commissioned to undertake the engagement which took place at the offices of the Recipient.


Based on the procedures performed by Ernst & Young LLP, the following recommendations were provided to the Recipient for consideration:

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