Self-Employment Training Programs through Service Canada
Canada Business Services for Entrepreneurs
Applicants must qualify as per EI requirements.
To be eligible for participation in the Self-Employment Program, you must be an unemployed individual ("insured participant") as defined by Section 58 of the Employment Insurance Act. This means that you are an individual for whom:
- An unemployment benefit period has been established or has ended within the 36 months (3 years) prior to the date of requesting assistance; or
- A benefit period that included a maternity or parental claim has been established within the 60 months (5 years) prior to the date of requesting assistance, after which you remained out of the labour market in order to care for a newborn or newly adopted child and are now seeking to re-enter the labour force.
Other criteria may apply.