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Ontario Self-Employment Benefit (OSEB) Program


The OSEB Program is one of the most unique self-employment programs in the world today. Successful applicants experience intensive business skills development training while completing a comprehensive business plan that fully supports their business idea. In addition, participants are provided with ongoing business advisor counseling services and income support for up to 42 weeks while they develop and implement their business plan.

You may be eligible if you have a business idea and are:

  • Currently collecting Employment Insurance (EI) benefits
  • Unemployed and have received EI benefits within the last 36 months
  • Unemployed and received maternity/paternity leave EI benefits that started within the last 60 months, withdrew from the workforce, and are seeking to re-enter the labour force

The Ontario Self-Employment Benefit Program could be the opportunity you have been looking for.

Employment Ontario programs are funded in part by the Government of Canada.

For detailed information about this exciting program call 416.345.9437 and ask to speak to our OSEB Program Manager or email your inquiry to .