Self Employment Program

Assists eligible applicants who want to start their own business by providing a 26 week program of self employment guidance that includes six weeks of formal classroom instruction followed by 20 weeks of business plan development, one-on-one business counselling, coaching and followup while implementing the business plan and business start.

As well, eligible applicants may receive monthly financial compensation for up to 26 weeks while getting their business established.


Applicants will receive 6 weeks of training (3 days per week). Topics covered include:

- Business planning
- Legal tips
- Effective speaking
- Accounting and bookkeeping
- Marketing
- Sales techniques
- Technology essentials
- Goal setting
- Insurance information
- Effective presentations
- Networking
- Stress Management
- Tax Information
- Customer service

To Be Eligible

Applicants must be unemployed or underemployed (consistently working less than 20 hours per week)


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