- One-on-one business advising and support in developing a personalized action plan
- Orientation to entrepreneurship in Canada
- Obtain self-employment readiness assessments
- Access to self-directed online learning modules to prepare for starting a business
If you are interested in applying for the program, please fill out our online registration form.
We offer three progressive levels of service, depending on your needs, including one-on-one support before, during, and after your arrival in Canada.
In our first level of service, you can explore if entrepreneurship is the right pathway for you, including learning about the first steps and considerations to starting a business in Canada. At your convenience, you will access our interactive and on-demand learning modules on a range of topics, along with webinars led by small business experts.
When you are ready to take the next steps, you receive customized one-on-one business advisory support from business advisors, subject matter experts and small business owners from across Canada. We support you to create an action plan with clear steps and resources to launch of your business in your landing community.
In the third stage, we connect you to our Canada-wide network of business experts, mentors and entrepreneurship supports in your landing community, ensuring long-term support both during and after establishing your business.
By participating in the ECP program you will be able to make an informed decision about starting a business in Canada and take your first steps toward business success!
Entrepreneurship Connections® Pre-Arrival (ECP) is funded by the Government of Canada.