Self-employment

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Do you have an idea that you could turn into a living? If you do, there is some great help that you can get!

  1. If your business plan is approved, you will be eligible to receive Employment Insurance benefits while you work full-time to start your business.
  2. Career counselors will help you plan your business and will give you support as you get it off the ground.
  3. While you are in this start-up phase, any income you earn will be yours to keep.
Training on the Job

The Northwest Territories has a Training on the Job Program. You can develop workplace skills and the government will provide wage subsidies to employers to offset your training costs.

The program lasts from a minimum of 6 weeks, to a maximum of 52 weeks. At least 30 hours per week is required.