Self Employment Program

Amidst economic uncertainty, you may feel it’s not a great time to start a small business, but MNP is seeing a steady stream of Albertans transitioning out of full-time employment and entering the realms of self-employment and succeeding – and you can too.

Supporting Entrepreneurial Potential

Committed to the success of Alberta’s entrepreneurs, MNP helps ventures launch, grow and thrive. MNP and the Government of Alberta have partnered to offer you the Self-Employment Program. Funded by the provincial and federal governments, the program is designed for underemployed and unemployed individuals wanting to start a business.

We're here for you every step of the way!

  • Valuable Business Training
  • Business Plan Development
  • One-on-One Business Plan Assistance
  • Access to MNP Advisors
  • Ongoing Networking Opportunities

Access to MNP Advisors

Whether you are still in the planning stages or have already launched your business, you may need a sounding board during your critical start-up period. MNP’s team of in-house advisors have a wealth of expertise in tax, corporate finance, management consulting and other specialities that you can access. With an 80% success rate, the program has a proven track record helping aspiring entrepreneurs get their businesses started.

*Based on the average number of SE program participants in business after one year.

The Province of Alberta is working in partnership with the Government of Canada to provide employment support programs and services.

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Self Employment Information Sessions

In order to apply for the Self-Employment Program, applicants must virtually attend one of our information webinar sessions. Please choose a date most convenient to your schedule and complete registration details. A member from our team will be in touch to confirm registration for the information session.

Self Employment 2021 Webinar Info Sessions


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Contact Our Self Employment Program Team

Troy Deck

Troy Deck CMC, CHRP

Consulting Services

Troy Deck is a Senior Manager with MNP’s Consulting Team. He currently manages multiple training and consulting projects. Troy has over 13 years of experience consulting to industry, working with businesses and First Nations. Troy’s areas of focus include, Entrepreneurship, Business and Strategic Planning, Training Development and Delivery, Change Management, and Human Resources. Troy has helped businesses and organizations attain successful growth, change and development. He takes pride in providing clients with reliable, knowledgeable advice, and helping them navigate the challenges of business through collaborative, creative solutions.

Troy holds a Masters Degree in International Relations, is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), and a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR).