Self - Employment

Self Employment & Small Business Resources

The following links are some resources available to assist those looking into self-employment as an option.  Please contact any one of our locations to book an appointment with a case manager or initial needs assessor if you are interested in finding out more about the self-employment supports funded by WorkBC.

General Information & Resources

Statistics, Labour & Industry Information

  • BC Statistics
    Excellent provincial resource for finding statistics to assist with market research as well as developing or reviewing a business plan
  • Statistics Canada
    National statistics helpful for research and development
  • Industry Canada
    Large resource for a variety of topics including statisitcs, information on starting a business etc.
  • Western Economic Diversification Canada
  • Canada Council on Social Development (CCSD)
    Uses HRDC stats to tabulate income security, jobs

Human Resources & Employment Standards


Although AbbotsfordWORKS includes links to other internet resources, including websites, AbbotsfordWORKS is not responsible for the accuracy or content of information contained in these sites and resources.

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Abbotsford Community Services

Abbotsford Community Services

Almost 40,000 people come through the doors of Abbotsford Community Services looking for help from one or more of their 80 programs and services.


AGORA Employment Essentials Inc.

AGORA Employment
Essentials Inc.

Agora is a wholly owned company of MCC successfully delivering more than 55 employment projects since 1990.


BOWMAN Employment Services Inc.

BOWMAN Employment
Services Inc.

With 22 years of employment experience BOWMAN employes 91 staff in 9 locations across the province.


Communitas Supportive Care Society

Communitas Supportive
Care Society

Over 35 years of providing vocational, residential, daytime, respite and peer support services for people with disabilities.


Community Futures South Fraser

Community Futures
South Fraser

Launched in 1998, Community Futures South Fraser (CFSF) is part of a network of 269 Community Futures organizations across Canada, all dedicated to local economic development.