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Self-Employment Assistance

The Self-Employment Assistant program supports unemployed Listuguj Mi'gmaq wanting to create a job for themselves. They will be business based on an established business plan. They are to apply their efforts to accomplish their business.

​Phase 1 - Pre-start-up:

Up to 10 weeks of assistance during which the client is able to complete small business training, test the business idea and/or obtain help in developing or reviewing their business plan.

Assistance may include:

  • Support for training in business start-up and development


Referral to external resources for:

  • Business plan development 

  • Professional advice for marketing

  • Accounting and financial management

  • Proof of viability of the business

Remain on Income Assistance, initiate Employment Insurance or receive a participant allowance.

B) Part 2 – Start-up:

​To assist the client in implementing their business plan during the first year by providing participant allowance or funding assistance for external resources for follow up or support.

Assistance may include:

  • Initiation of Employment Insurance benefits OR

  • Weekly allowance (uninsurable)

  • Professional service expenses for follow-up and support

For more information on how to apply, contact us at 418-788-3100 and ask about Self Employment Assistance.

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