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Futurpreneur Canada Start-up Program

You may be eligible for a loan of up to $15,000 from Futurpreneur Canada.

To be eligible, you should:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 39
  • Create a business plan for a business that will employ you full time
  • Work with a mentor for two years
  • Own at least 51% of your business

If you are approved for funding from Futurpreneur Canada, you may also be eligible for additional funding of up to $30,000 through a special partnership with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).

Applicants aged 35 to 39 can apply for programs through Futurpreneur Canada and work with one of their mentors, but financing terms and conditions are from BDC for a maximum loan of $50,000.

Contact Futurpreneur Canada:
Futurpreneur Canada Start-up Program


Summer Company

If you are a current student returning to school in the fall, you could get up to $3,000 to help you start and run a summer business.

You may be eligible if you are:

  • Proposing a new business
  • A resident of Ontario
  • A Canadian citizen or landed immigrant
  • Committed to working an average of 35 hours per week
  • Not operating a business or working elsewhere for over 12 hours per week during the program
  • Not a past participant of Summer Company

Other conditions apply.

Age range: 15 to 29

Contact Employment Ontario:
Summer Company


Junior Achievement Canada

If you are a high school student wanting to start a business or improve your financial education, you may want to contact Junior Achievement Canada.

How it works:  Local businesses partner with your school’s teachers to give you real-world skills and mentorship from local business leaders.

There are three types of programs:

  • Financial Literacy: Learn how to create and manage wealth, as well as develop skills in areas such as budgeting, investing and creating financial plans.
  • Work Readiness: Learn how to communicate, network, interview for jobs and collaborate with diverse groups of people to achieve common goals.
  • Entrepreneurship: Gain first-hand experience in running a successful business and learn how to create business plans, innovate, manage teams and take a new product to market. 

Contact Junior Achievement Canada:
Junior Achievement Canada

Latest Youth Exposure

Tails Boutiques

March 29, 2018 Grace Brown of Tails Boutiques was invited to be apart of the Healthy Pets Launch Party.  This was held at 1 King Street Hotel.  With over 150 in attendance, this young entrepreneur was provided the exposure of a lifetime.  

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