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Self-Employment Pathways for Newcomers


Self-Employment Pathways for Newcomers

Explore the idea of starting a business in Canada

Dates/Locations for the next Phase I Intakes. Email to pre-register:

November 6 - 7, 2018
9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Thornhill Employment Hub
8199 Yonge St #101B,
Thornhill, ON L3T 2C6


November 13 - 14, 2018
9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Newmarket Welcome Centre
16655 Yonge St #26,
Newmarket, ON L3X 1V6



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 5 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 - New Session!

JOIN US and learn about:

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

Upcoming Session:

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - Markham South Welcome Centre
7220 Kennedy Rd. #8, Markham

9:30 am - 3:00 pm

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