february, 2020

18feb(feb 18)9:30 AM19(feb 19)3:00 PMSelf-Employment Pathways for NewcomersNew to Canada and want to explore the idea of starting a business?9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (19) Richmond Hill Welcome Centre, 9325 Yonge Street #31A

Event Details

Self- employment pathways for newcomers is delivered across York Region, Scarborough & North York to help you explore the idea of starting your own business in Canada.

PHASE I 2-day sessions (9:30am – 3:00pm):

– Find out if self-employment is right for you

– Learn about the legal forms of business ownership and how to register your business

– Licensing and regulations to start a business in Canada

– Financing Options for your business

– Business taxation

Upon completion, participants can move to Phase II

PHASE II 2-day sessions (9:30 am – 3:00 pm):

– Assess your business concept

– Learn how to conduct market research for your business

– Choosing the right sales channels for your business

Ongoing support and individual coaching Upon completion participants can move to Phase III

PHASE III 5-weeks – 3 mornings/week (9:30 am – 12:30 pm):

– Learn how to write a business plan

– Develop an effective marketing strategy

– Learn how to import/export commercial goods

– Group workshops delivered by industry experts

Eligibility Criteria

  • Permanent Residents and applicants for Permanent Residence with a letter from IRCC informing them that their application for landing has been approved
  • Convention Refugees
  • Live-in Caregivers
  • CLB Level 5 minimum

Self-Employment Pathways for Newcomers is delivered across York Region, North York & Scarborough Call or e-mail for more information, or to register for the next session: 1-855-234-8868 / 905-477-4639 pathways@jobskills.org www.jobskills.org/pathways

Register to be part of the next session!




18 (Tuesday) 9:30 AM - 19 (Wednesday) 3:00 PM