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Self Employment Program – Saskatoon & Regina

Supporting entrepreneurial potential in Saskatchewan.

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

If you’re unemployed or underemployed and considering a path to self employment, our free eight-week business training program may be right for you.

To start your journey, learn more about the program, and check if you qualify then join one of our regularly scheduled online information sessions.

Open to Saskatoon and Regina residents who are currently unemployed or underemployed.

For more information on the MNP Self Employment Program call us at (639) 398-7745, email us at [email protected], or click below to join an upcoming Information Session.

Click here to join an upcoming online session

Supporting entrepreneurial potential

Committed to the success of Saskatchewan entrepreneurs, MNP helps ventures launch, grow, and thrive. MNP and the Government of Saskatchewan 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 and is free to qualifying individuals.

We’re here for you

Ongoing advice and support are crucial to anyone starting a business. The Self Employment Program helps ensure you have all the resources you need during your critical planning stages through business operations.

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

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Who is an Entrepreneur? 

Check out our video – with people like you, who had a dream and entered the world of entrepreneurship.

Valuable management training topics in key areas include 30 + practical training sessions, delivered by industry experts on:

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Business Planning

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Human Resources

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Strategic Marketing

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Sales Strategies

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Raising Capital

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Who should consider applying to the program? 

  • Those who are interested in starting their own business

  • Seeking valuable Business Training, Support, and Business Plan Development

  • Currently Unemployed or Underemployed

Self Employment Program Structure

The Self Employment training 26-week program, combines 8-weeks of full-time training with 12 weeks of follow-up.

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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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Start Dates

October 4th 2021 (Saskatoon – Delivered Online)

Here is what some of our program participants have to say

“Working with the MNP Self Employment Program I was able to develop leadership skills that have grown beyond my own expectations. These skills set me up for success as a new business owner and have continued to allow me to grow and be a leader for others.

This program gave me the opportunity to connect with other entrepreneurs and allowed us to share our experiences, celebrate our wins and overcome our challenges together.” 

- Tasha Rhead
TaBella Studio Spa 

“The program was very well laid out and walked you through the ‘ups and downs’ of being self employed and how to prepare.  It was based on reality and not ‘text book’, which I loved! And of course, my facilitator, Janice was very knowledgeable, made the class interesting and always had a beautiful smile to greet us with!”

- Carolynn Sikorski, RCRT, LCRT
Carolynn’s Reflexology

“Fear & excitement can be two of the prominent feelings you have when starting out on a new venture, and the Self Employment Program delivered by MNP helped me understand what to do and not do in business. They helped to eliminate uncertainty in building Abco Elevator, a company that now employs 11 full time and 3 part time employees.

I whole heartedly recommend this program to emerging self employed individuals, and am so thankful to have been able to be a participant of the Self Employment Program.”

- Lonnie McKenzie
Abco Elevator


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

With an 80% success rate, MNP has proudly been assisting ventures launch, grow, and thrive for over 25 years.

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Contact us

For general inquiries regarding the Self Employment Program, please contact Jennifer Lester, at [email protected].