No Fixed Amount
Type of Program:
Self-Employment Assistance is an employment program that provides financial and entrepreneurial assistance to eligible individuals to help them create jobs for themselves by starting a business. The maximum duration of an agreement with a participant is 52 weeks, and 78 weeks for persons with a disability.
Comments on Funding:
The applicant currently receiving Employment Insurance benefits, may continue to receive these benefits until the end of his benefit period, after which he may be eligible to receive a living allowance to the end of his Self-Employment Assistance agreement. The living allowance rate for Self-employment Assistance participants is set at $524 per week.
If the applicant is not in receipt of Employment Insurance benefits, he may be eligible to receive financial assistance for living expenses.
Assistance may be provided in exceptional circumstances to cover all or part of the following costs related to participation (e.g., dependent care, disability needs, transportation and accommodation).
When It Ends:
The applicant must:
The self-employment business shall be:
Applicant must complete the application form,
Applicant must submit it to his local Immigration, Population Growth and Skills office.
No specific documentation has been identified.
Other Things to Note:
Those in St. John's and Mount Pearl interested in beginning the Self-Employment Assistance Program can do it with Metro Business Opportunities. See the details at Self Employment Assistance .