Self Employment Option

Education, Culture and Employment, Government of the Northwest Territories • Applies only to: Northwest Territories

You could get help and advice while you still receive your Employment Insurance benefits. To be eligible, you should:

  • Be receiving Employment Insurance benefits (EI) or have had an EI claim in the past 3 to 5 years
  • Have had no participation in this program within the past 5 years
  • Create and provide a business plan after being referred to the service
  • Be starting or taking over a new business
  • Agree to work full-time hours (at least 30 hours) to develop business
  • Be eligible to attend business information sessions
  • Be able to contribute personal equity to the business
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