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

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