Grants & Loans

Jump Start Your Business & Financing Options
Wednesdays, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM*
Cost: Free ($2 for handouts)
Also available online

Thinking of starting a business? This workshop provides the basic information you need to get your business off the ground. Topics covered include what it takes to be an entrepreneur, how to determine your legal structure, starting your market research, financing options and a few accounting basics. You will also learn about the services and resources available at YES for entrepreneurs.

Late arrivals will not be permitted entrance to group workshops. If it is your first time visiting YES, please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop.

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Canadian Youth Business Foundation Loan

Are you in need of financing for your new business? You may be eligible for a loan of up to $45,000 through YES in partnership with the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF), in collaboration with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). It is mandatory that you meet with a business coach before submitting a loan application.For more information, please attend the Grants & Loans Information Session.

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for this loan, you must:
  • Be between 18 and 39 years of age and be eligible to work in Canada.
  • Demonstrate relevant knowledge and/or experience within the industry.
  • Work in the business on a full-time basis.
  • Present a business plan demonstrating the viability of your business.
  • Be in business for less than 12 months (from the time of your first sale).

*A referral from a YES Business Coach is required before obtaining this service. For a one-time $30 entrepreneurship file activation fee you will have unlimited access to specialized entrepreneurship and artists’ services including coaching, legal clinics and accounting clinics. You are exempt from this fee if you are receiving social assistance at the time of your appointment, proof must be provided.

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YES (Youth Employment Services)
666 Sherbrooke St. W., Suite 700, Montreal, QC H3A 1E7
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