Program Highlights

A new program that empowers newcomers and youth immigrants in British Columbia to embark on their entrepreneurial journey. A team of dedicated business advisors provides up to one year of coaching support and expertise to launch a new business or grow an existing one. Candidates will also have access to business mentors, professional resources, and peer support.

Register for the Blaze Self-Employment Program and access exciting workshops such as:

  • E-commerce: Navigating Business Online
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Presenting with Power
  • Opening a Biz during COVID-19
  • Leveraging Your Network & Community
  • Products & Services: Narrowing Your Idea

Workshops are held cohort-style and allow peers to share ideas, swap resources, and receive support from the group. Classes are held through weekly sessions on Zoom.


  • Canadian Citizen, Permanent resident, or Protected Persons legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Between the ages of 15 and 29
  • Live in British Columbia
  • Currently unemployed or precariously employed
Locations Available
  • Online

What clients are saying about Blaze Program?

“I think Blaze is a great program to help newcomer youth to start businesses and make their dreams become true! ” Daniela, Designer & Founder of Danella Design

“Blaze is an amazing program. I have received lots of support from this program. I am very happy that I have officially launched my business with all the support I have received.” Samira Sadat, Founder of Samii Boutique

“The Blaze program has inspired me to ignite my passion in helping people, especially like immigrants like me, to grow to their fullest potential. With the help of Georgiana and Rasie, I have been learning a lot on how to do business here in Canada and connecting with highly experienced and generous people who are more than willing and capable to guide me through this journey. The sparks of their support surely blaze the trail for my future success.” John Christian Dacany, founder of New2Work

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