Are you looking for support in starting your own business?
You may be eligible for the Self-Employment Assistance (SEA) program offered by the Department of Immigration, Population Growth & Skills.
The SEA program has been established to provide assistance to individuals who are unemployed and who have difficulty finding sustainable employment to create their own job by establishing a business.
SEA Program for starting your business
The program is designed to give you the time and resources necessary to complete a business plan and to put that plan into action.
You are eligible for the SEA program if you are an unemployed individual:
- Who has a current EI claim; or
- Whose EI benefit period ended within the last three (3) years; or
- Who has established a benefit period within the past five (5) years prior to the date of requesting assistance, was paid parental or maternity benefits, and are re-entering the labour force after having left it in order to care for a newborn or newly adopted child.