What is the Self Employment Program?

The Self Employment Program (SEP) is a 48-week skills-development program designed to assist eligible participants in developing and implementing a business plan.

Through workshops, business advice and coaching; participants learn to build a sustainable business and are expected to achieve self-sufficiency.

The training consists of two parts:

Part 1 – Phase 1: Is a 10-week business plan development with five mandatory workshops and three coaching sessions.

Part 2 – Phase 2: Is a 38-week business launch with monthly coaching sessions.

The SEP does not provide start-up financing.