Self Employment Program
The Community Futures Self Employment program offers support for new, or existing businesses with business plan development assistance, a variety of business skills development workshops, one-on-one mentoring, business counselling, collaboration with peers, and experiential learning in hands-on workshops. Employment Insurance or Reachback eligible applicants may also recieve income support while researching their new business opportunity, writing their business plan, and launching their business.
Community Futures has operated the program continuously since 1992 and has an excellent track record of successful business start-ups through this program. The business plans that result from the program are comprehensive, market driven and highly regarded by industry.
How do I get started?
WorkBC Employment Service Centre locations and contact numbers:
- West Kelowna • 778-741-0155 • 111-3011 Louie Dr, West Kelowna, BC, V4T 3E3
- Kelowna - Capri • 778-738-0225 • 107-1835 Gordon Dr, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 3H4
- Rutland • 778-738-2909 • 40-31 Hwy 33 West, Kelowna, BC, V1X 1X8
Individuals who do not have EI or Reachback eligibility through WorkBC can access the SE Program through a number of sources. For more information about the program and funding options, please call Community Futures at 250-868-2132 ext. 224 to explore your options.