SkillsPEI- Self Employ PEI

Provided by: Government of Prince Edward Island - Department of Education and Lifelong Learning - AKA: Formerly Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture

Service Description

Helps job seekers who want to launch their own business by providing financial support and business counselling during their first year in operation.


People who:
-Are unemployed and looking for full time employment
-Are legally authorized to work in Canada (Canadian citizen or permanent resident)
-Have a current claim for Employment Insurance (EI) benefits OR
-Have a previous EI claim whose benefit period ended within the previous 60 months OR
-Be an unemployed person who paid, in at least 5 of the last 10 years, employee's premiums that did not entitle the person to a refund (i.e. if the applicant made less than $2000.00 in earning in a year, any EI premiums that they have paid would have been reimbursed)
-Must not currently be operating your own business
-Other criteria may apply
No fees
How to Access:
Attend an information session * Call for details
Documents Required:
Not applicable until an information session has been attended
Coverage Area:
Prince Edward Island

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