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MNP Self Employment Program

Start your own business in Saskatchewan with our free self employment training program.

Small business training course designed for start-ups in Saskatchewan. Learn more.

Learn more about our free Self Employment Program at an upcoming information session

Opportunity awaits. Start your own business and find your path. Start November 21, 2022.

The MNP Self Employment Program is a fully-funded, no-cost training program designed especially for individuals residing in Saskatoon or Regina and areas who are currently experiencing unemployment or are not fully employed in their field of training. This eight-week group training program is followed by seven months of coaching and follow-up to get you on the right path to starting your own business and the journey of self employment. This program is supported by the Government of Saskatchewan and Government of Canada.

Who can apply?

Residents of Saskatoon or Regina and local areas who are currently experiencing unemployment or are not fully employed in their field of training. 

Funded by

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How do I start?

To start your journey today, fill out the online form to get your application started for our next classes.

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Who is right for this program?

  • You want to start your own business in Saskatchewan

  • You have a business opportunity but don’t know how to start

  • You need free small business training like business planning, marketing, bookkeeping, and more

  • You are committed to starting on a journey of self-employment

  • You want the assistance in a full-time eight-week program with an additional seven months of coaching and support

Learn more about the program

This video will provide more information about the program, what you’ll learn, and who qualifies.

Self Employment Program Structure

This training program for small business start-ups is nine months in total. An initial eight weeks of full-time business training and mentorship to get your business plan off the ground, followed by 28 weeks of business coaching, support, and advisory to help stay on track.

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Online e-Learning with live instructor facilitated training

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Business Plan Development

Participants develop a comprehensive business plan.

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Coaching and Support

Advisory support throughout the nine-month program.

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Contact us

For general inquiries regarding the Self Employment Program, please contact Jennifer Lester, by email at [email protected] or by phone at 639-398-7745.