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
- Community Futures
Provides fee for service workshops that support start-up entrepreneurs.
- All Business
Both free and priced resources
- BC Bid Online
Public sector opportunities open for bidding.
- Business Development Bank of Canada
Small business resource centre
- Canada Business Services for Entrepreneurs
- Canada/BC Business Service Centre
- Canada One
Small Business info and resources
- Canadian Youth Business Foundation
For youth who want to start their own business
- Social & Enterprise Development Innovations
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
- Contract Employee's Handbook
- Employment Standards Branch
Information on the Employment Standards Act and Regulations including minimum wages and working conditions.
- Human Resource Office for Employers
Various information on hiring, training, managing employees and more.
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