Through the Government of Ontario’s Starter Company program, youth from 18 to 29 years old may receive up to $5,000 to start and expand a business in Ontario. The program also provides access to a professional mentor as well as to business workshops on topics ranging from writing a business plan and budgeting, to executing a marketing campaign. Interested youth can apply anytime through a Small Business Enterprise Centre. To can set up an appointment to discuss the application process or for more information, find the closest Small Business Enterprise Centre here.
If you are under the age of 30, there are more than 35 government job funds, programs and online tools available to help you build your skills, find a job, or start your own business. To find our which youth job programs are right for you, click here.