Do You Qualify?

To qualify for government sponsorship of your tuition you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Unemployed
  • Only working part-time (less than 20 hours a week)
  • Retired or semi-retired and working less than 20 hours a week
  • Employed but not working at your level of skill and feel that small business would be a good option for you

To qualify for income support (for up to six months) while you are enrolled in the program you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Currently receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits;
  • Received EI in the past three years;
  • Have received EI Maternity/Paternity Benefits in the last five years;
  • You are receiving Income Support from Alberta Works;
  • You have limited sources of income while starting your business.