If you have ever had visions of becoming an entrepreneur, but you do not know where to start, this free program is what you need! Start by booking an appointment with one of our Employment Counselors to see if you meet eligibility requirements. If so, the next step is to be referred to the Self-Employment Program offered in Kamloops at the Community Futures Thompson Country office (some travel allowance may be available. Eligible participants will receive:
The Self-Employment Program is available to Employment Insurance eligible persons legally entitled to work in Canada who reside in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and Lillooet areas who wish to become self-employed.
To qualify, you must meet the following requirements:
For more information and to see if you qualify, contact the WorkBC Employment Services Centre (250) 378- 5151
Through five lending programs specifically geared to certain lending activities, higher risk loans are available up to $150,000 to qualified applicants. We have dramatically different loan criteria than traditional lending institutions and Community Futures Nicola Valley may be able to assist when Bank and Credit Unions have turned you down. Call or visit Community Futures Nicola Valley and request and appointment with the Business Development Officer. Growing one business at a time is what we do!