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MNP Self Employment Program

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

The MNP Self Employment Program gets you started running your own business the right way — with expert training, advice and support through every step of the journey.

What is the MNP Self-Employment Program?

Designed especially for those in Saskatoon or Regina (and area) who have a passion to start their own business but need the skills and training to get started. The MNP Self Employment program can help you:

  • Learn the necessary skills to start a business, including bookkeeping, marketing, customer service, financing, legal considerations, and more
  • Build and execute an effective business plan
  • Get professional advice and coaching every step of the way from a team of experts

Does the program cost anything?

This is a fully government-funded model which makes it no-cost for qualified participants.

Who qualifies for this program?

Participants in the MNP Self Employment Program must meet some basic eligibility to qualify, including:

  • Currently unemployed, OR working less than 20 hours per week
  • Must be a resident of either Saskatoon, Regina, or the surrounding area
  • Have a business idea and commit to starting your own business in Saskatchewan once the program is complete
  • Able to take a classroom-style learning program with a daily schedule, or a self-directed model on your own time

What are the benefits of this program?

The MNP Self Employment Program has some unique features such as:

  • Eight weeks of classroom-style training on important topics to help get you started
  • Regular connection with our team and consistent check-ins for an additional seven months so you always have someone to ask for help while you start your business
  • Flexible self-start options available for those who can’t commit to a classroom style during working hours
  • The benefit of starting your own business at the same time as others, with a team to help and offer advice every step of the way

MNP Self Employment Program

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

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 offers comprehensive business coaching, mentorship, support, and advisory to help you stay on track and get your business plan off the ground.

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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 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.