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Self-Employment Pathways for Newcomers


Self-Employment Pathways for Newcomers

Explore the idea of starting a business in Canada

Dates/Location for Phase I Intakes, email to pre-register:

January 17-18 9:30am-3:00pm
Vaughan Welcome Centre Immigrant Services

February 1-2 9:30am-3:00pm
Next Steps Employment Centre

February 5-6 9:30am-3:00pm
VPI Working Solutions

Phase I

2-day sessions:

  • Learn about owning a business in Canada
  • Research your opportunities
  • Assess your Business Skills
  • Find out if self-employment is the right path for you

Participants who meet Program Criteria will move to Phase II

Phase II

2-day sessions:

  • Your business concept
  • Your competition
  • Finances needed
  • Your Market

Participants who meet Program Criteria will move to Phase III

Phase III

10 half-day sessions held over 4 weeks:

  • Group workshops on business development
  • Individual Business Coaching and support
  • Access to relevant business tools



  • Permanent Residents and applicants for Permanent Residence with letter from IRCC informing them that their application for landing had been approved
  • Convention Refugees
  • Live-in Caregivers
  • CLB Level 5 minimum

Self-Employment Pathways for Newcomers is delivered across York Region.
Call or e-mail for more details: 1-855-234-8868 / 905-477-4639 /

Delivered by:

Delivered by Job Skills Funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Self-Employment Pathways for Newcomers - Half-day Sessions!

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Meet with an experienced Business Coach to answer your self-employment questions!

Upcoming Sessions:

Jan. 15, 2018 - Markham South Welcome Centre

Feb. 14, 2018 - Richmond Hill Welcome Centre

Mar. 15, 2018 - Markham North Welcome Centre

9:30am - 12:30pm

Contact us to win a prize!: | 1-855-234-8868