• Permanent Resident, Refugee (Government-Assisted and Privately Sponsored, not accepting refugee claimants) or Protected Person
  • Employed, unemployed or under-employed

  • BC Resident
  • Employed, unemployed or under-employed
  • Live-in Caregiver or Temporary Foreign Worker with approval in principle.

  • Individual who has been selected to become a Permanent Resident and who has been informed by a letter from IRCC.


Business Launch

  • The IGNITE team will set you up for success, grow your network, support the official launch of your business and all necessary business activities.

Ideation Aid

  • Refine your business concept.
  • Identify a viable business venture.

One-on-one Guidance

  • Develop your business plan.
  • Learn business financial management.
  • Learn how to test your product or service and develop it.

Skills and Knowledge Gap Support

  • Overcome gaps in skills and experience to build a successful business.
  • Learn how to market your business.

Industry Knowledge Help

  • Learn how to connect with industry experts and other professionals to gain targeted business advice.
  • Become familiar with market trends and regulatory requirements.


Do you want to enroll or have questions?

Attend a free online information session. Info sessions are offered on Wednesdays, biweekly, from 1 pm to 2 pm.

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