Starting a Business

In this section you will find links to available programs and resources that can help as you start your own business.

Business Start-up Assistant
Starting your own business can be a challenging and rewarding experience, however, a lot of new businesses fail.  The information on this site can help you plan for a successful start to your entrepreneurship journey.

Futurepreneur Canada
Futurepreneur Canada provides pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing, and mentoring for youth 18 to 34 to help start a business.

Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED) 
CEED is an organization devoted to helping people discover and use entrepreneurship as a vehicle to become self-reliant.

Community Business Development Corporations (CBDCs)
CBDCs are a network of autonomous, not-for-profit organizations that work with all levels of government and the private sector to meet the needs of small business.

Self-Employment (SE) Program
The Self-Employment (SE) program provides entrepreneurial support and financial assistance to eligible unemployed participants starting their own business.

Students in Business
The Students in Business Program helps students start their own business.  The program offers business loans, training, and counselling to help students start and expand businesses.