S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Business Centre helps eligible young adult entrepreneurs under 30. In this personalized business support program we are empowering youths to establish a business in Canada. We help educate youths in Canadian business practices; management skills, we provide one on one consultation services. Beautiful British Columbia is home to 388,500 small businesses and in 2016 it accounted for 98% of all businesses and 79% of that had less than 5 employees*.
*Source: BC Stats, Small Business Profile 2016

Services include:

  • Confidential business counselling in franchising, sole proprietorship, partnership and incorporation services;
  • Business development that include analytical and practical hands-on training programs,
  • Workshops on how-to start a small business,
  • Short courses on marketing, business and financial management that include small business taxation, and
  • One-on-one consultation sessions and seminars.

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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Self-Employment Training (SET) Program for Young Entrepreneurs is an initiative funded by the Government of Canada through the Canada-BC Workforce Development Agreement to empower eligible youth and young adults ages 17 and 29 in their process for self-employment / business startup in Metro Vancouver. Participants are screened into the Self-Employment Training (SET) Program based on their ability to meet the eligibility criteria and the viability of their existing business/business idea.

As one of the leading social service providers and with years of experience in entrepreneurial skills training in British Columbia, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Self-Employment Training (SET) strives to support highly motivated youth and young adults with interest and aptitude for business to obtain the skills and training required to be successful in self-employment / entrepreneurship.
Self-Employment Training (SET) takes advantage of experienced business coaches and emphasizes on a need-based approach in the programming. The program flexibility and on-going participant intake ensure that participants focus their time and energy on activities that support them to achieve their career goals.

SET services are free of charge for eligible youth and young adults in Metro Vancouver, BC area.

Services include:

  • Orientation and information dissemination provide resources and tools for business startup in BC.
  • One-on-one assessment session to help identify challenges and solutions for establishing business in BC.
  • Skills training session topics include personal branding, business pitch, business model canvas, essential business startup procedure, digital marketing.
  • Mentorship program that match you with an industry professional for support.
  • Personalized one to one self-employment coaching.
  • Small Business networking event to connect SET entrepreneurs with industry professionals.
  • SET Business shadowing will create opportunity to gain industry knowledge.
  • Certificate upon completion of 80% of essential self-employment trainings.


  • Age between 17-29 years
  • Canadian citizen / Permanent resident or protect person
  • Unemployed / Underemployed (working 20 hours or less)
  • Not actively participating in or receiving financial supports from another provincially or federally funded labour market program
  • Not a full-time student

To register please call, email or visit our website:

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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Business Support

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. provides business support services at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Business Service Centre in downtown Vancouver. It is a program aimed at assisting eligible prospective youth entrepreneurs to establish new businesses in BC, Canada.
From one-on-one consultation sessions and seminars to business courses, all our services are catered to meet your business needs.

  • Business registration service: One Stop Business Advising (for eligible youth 18-24 clients.)
  • Business consultation: information on business start-up, one-on-one mentoring service from mentors who possess experience and skills in your area of interest
  • Business training programs: Effective Marketing Strategies, Importing & Exporting in Canada, Key Considerations for Business Start-up, Buying a business and franchise and Small Business Accounting.
Special Business Training Programs Effective Marketing Strategies

Marketing strategies is essential and it is especially true in the competitive business world. What separates your business from the next? How to you maintain a mainstream customer to make the sale? Presented by Philip Ho, a marketing specialist provides you with specific guidelines on the most effective marketing strategies/tactics. It reflects contemporary business practices, coupled with insights on how to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of marketing performance.

Business Training: Import & Export in Canada

This training course offers you intensive training on the aspects of international trade and which will supply you with knowledge on starting an import and export business in Canada.

Key Considerations for Business Start-up

The workshop is designed for new entrepreneurs to develop and enhance business skills in order to succeed in the competitive BC business market. The topics are widely covered in some important aspects when starting a business. e.g. Introduction of B.C. business environment, key aptitudes and characters for a successful entrepreneur, evaluating business ideas, preparing business plan, finding start-up financing and etc.

To register please call, email or visit our website:
Address: S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Business Centre, 5172 Kingsway, Suite # 210, Burnaby, BC
Phone: 236-317-4188 Ext. 2103, 2105, 2106
Email:  [email protected]

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Newcomer Startup Program

About the program

Entrepreneurship Connections® is a three-week, innovative and informative entrepreneurship training program led by ACCES Employment in partnership with S.U.C.C.E.S.S. since 2018.

It is tailored specifically for newcomers (Permanent Residents and Convention Refugees) who are ready to start a business. If you owned or operated a business outside Canada, or would like to launch one here, this program will assist you with setting up a successful business in the Canadian market.

The Vancouver Program is scheduled for Feb. 4-21, 2020.

Program Benefits

  • Support to develop your business plan
  • Receive techniques to pitch your business to different target groups
  • Strengthen your understanding of Canadian business with workshops on: marketing, market research, sales, cash flow, taxation and human resources
  • Learn about financing options and government resources for small business
  • Learn about the legal aspects of starting your business in Canada
  • Work with established entrepreneurs and business professionals as mentors
  • Participate in ACCES award winning Speed Mentoring® event

Eligibility to join this program

Permanent Residents & Convention Refugees with English proficiency CLB 5 & above.

Registration & Questions

To join the program, attendance at an information session is required.

Information Sessions:

  • January 7 (Tue.): 6pm-8 pm or
  • January 8 (Wed.): 10am-12pm


S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Business Centre
210-5172 Kingsway, Burnaby BC
Registration online for info session:

For more information and registration contact:

William Tan, Program Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 236-317-4188 Ext. 2104