Resource Links



Workforce Development Opportunities

  • Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women – To further support women in entering, progressing, and completing their training in Red Seal trades where women are underrepresented. The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women (AIG-W) is a taxable cash grant of $3,000 per year/level (or equivalent) up to a maximum amount of $6,000 per person. Additional Apprenticeship Grants include:

Market Research

Resources for local businesses:

Newly introduced financial relief measures for affected Albertans:

Government of Canada updates:

Useful Links:

General Business

  • SME Direct – Gain access to a wealth of small business information available through Industry Canada.
  • com Small Business Planning Centre – In-depth site of how to start a business.
  • ENTERWeb – Quality source of information on small business, finance, community development, international trade, entrepreneurship, enterprise development, and the economy.
  • GoForth Institute – If you’re looking to bolster your understanding of how to start, run or grow a successful and profitable business, learn GoForth Institute’s 100 Essential Small Business Skills™ in only 10 hours conveniently delivered to your computer through streaming video and an option 400+ page resource curriculum book.
  • Workink – An online career development AND employment portal for Canadians with disabilities.


Youth Entrepreneurship

  • BDC Entrepreneurs First – Business Development Bank of Canada’s entrepreneurship opportunities.
  • Futurpreneur – Assisting young entrepreneurs to get their ideas off the ground, Youth Business offers programs and services that allow them to achieve economic independence, develop self-confidence, and fulfill their goals of self-employment.
  • The Youth Entrepreneur’s Network – An online community that supports the needs of young entrepreneurs from around the world as they attempt to build and thrive in their own businesses

Indigenous Resources


Youth Entrepreneurship

Community Economic Development

Alberta Innovates Tech Business Assistance

Government of Alberta

Government of Canada

Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

Francophone Economic Development Organization

Business Education & Other Resources


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