Provincial Government

Self-employment Programs, Supports and Grants

Employment and Income Assistance (EIA)
Self-Employment Program Facts and information about the EIA Self-employment Program. 

Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) Administrative Manual Self-Employment
Income Information about EIA and self-employment income. 

Workers Compensation Board (WCB)
Financial Assistance for Self Employment WCB policy for financial assistance for self-employment or business opportunities. 

Business Start Program
Business Start Program offers business training and counselling, and provides access to funding through a loan guarantee. 

Self-Employment Program - Employment Manitoba
The Self-Employment Program assists unemployed eligible individuals create jobs for themselves by starting a business. 

Skill Development for Young Entrepreneurs
This program offers training for youth who have started or are planning to start their own full-time business. Approved applicants are eligible for a grant of up to $1000 ($1500 for northern residents) to assist with the costs of completing an accredited business-related training course. 

Young Entrepreneurs
Program Assistance to youth planning to start their own full time business. Applications are accepted on a year-round basis from Manitoba youth aged 18 to 29 years. Under the Young Entrepreneurs program, approved applicants will be eligible for a grant of up to $4000 to help defray business start-up cost and capital expenditures. 

marketAbilities - Services
The marketAbilities program may provide a business start up grant, training dollars and disability related accommodations to eligible participants who are pursuing self-employment or a home-based business. 

marketAbilities - Manual
This manual provides information and guidelines for the marketAbilities Program.