CBDC Self Employment Assistance (SEA)

By mmuise
Description:

The Self Employment Assistance (SEA) Program is designed to help participants in Atlantic Canada continue to receive their Employment Insurance benefits while going through the process of launching a new business. The program assists eligible individuals with qualified businesses concepts with planning and starting of a new business or takeover of an existing business. An income grant is provided during the first year. Business counseling is provided in both start-up and operation.


Comments on Funding:

Funding takes the form of coaching, on-going technical advice and financial support for a maximum of 52 weeks.

Deadline: Continuous Intake
Eligibility:

Applicants must be unemployed and:

  • have a current Employment Insurance Claim; or
  • have had an Employment Insurance benefit that ended within the last three years; or
  • have had established a benefit period within the past five years prior to the date of requesting assistance, were paid parental or maternity benefits, and are re-entering the labour force after having left it in order to care for a newborn or newly adopted child,
  • be individuals with qualified businesses concepts,
  • other criteria may apply.
Application Steps:

Applicants must contact CBDC Central for further details.

Documentation Needed:

No specific documentation has been identified.

Other Things to Note:

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