On EI or Living Assistance

Self Employment Services are designed to assist aspiring entrepreneurs with the information, skill development, resources, and coaching support they need to develop a business concept, prepare a business plan and launch the first year of business, while receiving EI or Living Assistance.

*The Self Employment program is available to participants by a referral process from WorkBC Employment Services Centres. A Case Manager at Work BC Employment Services Centres evaluates participant eligibility based on criteria and administers financial benefits.

Initial Meetings with WorkBC

• Complete Preliminary Requirements
• Decision is made to explore Starting a Business while on EI
• WorkBC makes a Referral to CFDC

Asset 12

Orientation and Assessment - 1 week

• Orientation - Business Checklist Workshop, 2 hours
• Complete Assignment
• Assessment Meeting and Recommendation

Asset 2wh
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Asset 3wh

Business Concept Development - 2 weeks

• Business Concept Development Workshop
• One on One Business Concept Review
• Concept Application to Committee for Approval

Asset 12

Business Plan Development - 10 weeks

• Business Plan Training, Market Research, Marketing and
Sales, Operations and Financial Management
• Writing your Business Plan
• Minimum 2, One on One Business Plan Reviews
• Business Plan Application to Committee for Approval

Asset 4wh
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Asset 5wh

Business Launch - 38 weeks

• Business Launch Meeting
• 4 Mentor and Monitor Meetings
• Monthly Review and Ongoing Coaching

Need more information?

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