We provide

  • Assessments on your entrepreneurial interest and knowledge to help you decide the next steps
  • Online, self-paced modules to help you understand key aspects of starting a business
  • Assistance in developing a business plan through one-on-one sessions and workshops
  • Self-employment mentorship in a similar field


  • Permanent Residents of Canada
  • Convention Refugees and Protected Persons​
  • Individuals who have been selected to become Permanent Residents, and who have been informed by a letter from IRCC
  • Live-in Caregivers or Temporary Foreign Workers who have approval in principle
Locations Available

Specific activities

  • Access and guidance on self-employment continuum tool​ to assess your interest and knowledge
  • Access to six online micro-learning modules on key topics such as market evaluations, budgeting, government requirements, scaling a business, and working as a contractor
  • Develop your business plan and receive individual feedback and support from our Business Advisor
  • Get matched with a self-employment mentor in a similar field to discuss your business idea or job shadow

Contact us

Email: businessquest@issbc.org

Phone: 604-351-6716