The Self-Employment Assistance program provides financial and entrepreneurial assistance to help individuals create jobs for themselves by starting their own business. We can help determine your eligibility and link you with local business development organizations. Eligible individuals can receive funding and support throughout the journey of becoming a business owner.

Contact us to explore your options with one of our staff!

Our Self-Employment Partners

Employment OPTIONS can connect with local business development organizations who will guide you through your business planning process. These organizations have a wealth of information and can provide expert knowledge to help you as you plan and start your business.

Click on the links below for more information on each of these organizations!

Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC)
Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE):
Metro Business Opportunities (MBO):

Other Helpful Resources

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC:
Qalipu :
Government of Newfoundland & Labrador::