CBDC Self Employment Assistance (SEA)

By mmuise

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

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.

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