Business Development Services
Use our program qualification calculator to quickly find the programs you may be eligible for.
SEED’s Business Development Services help low-income individuals and groups develop and expand small business enterprises and co-ops in Winnipeg.
Newcomer Business & Enterprise Support & Training
Our Newcomer BEST Program (Business & Enterprise Support & Training) begins with attendance at one of our information sessions. Upon learning about SEED and our programs, workshop attendees are invited to apply to the first phase of the training process.
Recognition Counts is a program that provides accessible, low interest loans to assist skilled immigrants to Manitoba with qualification recognition, upgrading and/or training needed for employment in the fields for which they have education and experience obtained outside of Canada. The program serves individuals in regulated and non-regulated professions and trades and is funded by the governments of Canada and Manitoba.
Recognition Counts was designed by SEED Winnipeg and ACU in collaboration with the Manitoba Government. Manitoba Immigration and Multiculturalism and the Foreign Credential Recognition Loans Pilot Project of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) fund the program. HRSDC is providing SEED Winnipeg with $1.2 million, including $1 million for a loan loss reserve that will guarantee 80 percent of each loan. SEED plans to grow the loan loss reserve.
Business Development Workshops for Newcomers
Every couple months, we host workshops which are free of charge to newcomers interested in self-employment and doing business in Canada. Registration is required.
Business & Enterprise Support & Training
Please contact us at 204-927-9944 to inquire about our free training and business consulting program offered in the fall of each year for people who live on low incomes. This program is open to those who reside in Winnipeg and live on a low income.
Immigrant and Newcomer Women Exploring Business
A free self-employment exploration and business plan training program open to immigrant and newcomer women.
Indigenous Women Exploring Business - “Not Currently Offered”
A free self-employment program for Indigenous women that explores a business idea and helps participants write a business plan.