Self Employment Programs Alberta

Self Employment Programs in Alberta

Self Employment in Alberta Is it for me?

Self Employment Programs Alberta

self employment programs alberta

self employment programs alberta

To assist individuals to create jobs for themselves by starting a business. To create additional employment opportunities in the community that might not otherwise be available. The Self Employment Program provides clients with formal instruction in business plan development, one-to-one business counselling, coaching, guidance and follow-up during business plan implementation.

Participants accepted into the program will come with a business idea, the commitment to become an entrepreneur, and their life experience. They will be ready, willing and able to become an entrepreneur.

Eligibility Criteria

Individuals must:

  • Have a viable business idea
  • Be an unemployed Albertan (working less than 20 hours per week)
  • Have employment barriers that may include, but not limited to: low income, language, education and cultural barriers
  • Have sufficient cash or capital, or access to capital to start and operate their business
  • Meet citizen requirements
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Alberta resident for at least 3 months

This program is funded by the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada.


Alberta Human Services – Alberta Works
Telephone: Contact your nearest Alberta Service Centre or Canada-Alberta Service Centre or call the Career Information Hotline at 780-422-4266 in Edmonton
Fax: 780-422-1759
Toll-free (information): 1-800-661-3753 throughout Alberta


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