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The Self-Employed Business (SEB) Program provides financial assistance for individuals who want to start their own business.

The SEB Program, which is funded by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and delivered by Elgin Community Futures Development Corporation (Elgin CFDC) is 32 weeks in duration.

The Self-Employment Program offers income benefits to assist new entrepreneurs with their personal living expenses while they are establishing their businesses. Income earned by the business can then be reinvested back into the business allowing it to become self-sufficient once the funding ends. Successful applicants, to the Self-Employment Program, receive entrepreneurial training and counselling, throughout their funding year, to assist them with preparing their business plans and managing their businesses.

Individuals who are currently in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) or individuals who have been in receipt of EI recently, may qualify for this program. It is required that individuals contact the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada Centre to determine if they are eligible for this program.

Individuals who are eligible will be referred to the Elgin CFDC for assessment of suitability to participate in the SEB Program.




Self Employment Business Program Seminar.

April 1, May 6, & June 3, 2021
Self Employment Business Planning Workshops

For further information regarding the SEB Program, contact the SEB Coordinator or the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada program consultant, Sharris Richards at (519) 633-5200 ext. 234.

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