• 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 an online info session. Info sessions are offered every Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.