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EI or Living Assistance

Self Employment Benefits

EI or Living Assistance

Self Employment Benefits

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
Asset 12
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
Asset 12
Asset 5wh

Business Launch - 38 weeks

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

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