Ontario Self-Employment Benefit
The Ontario Self-Employment Benefit provides unemployed people who are or have recently been eligible for Employment Insurance with income and entrepreneurial support while they develop and start their business.
Who can apply?
Job seekers who are unemployed can apply to participate if they meet one of the following conditions:
For the purpose of determining whether an individual qualifies as a participant, the date the completed application is received by Employment Ontario is the date when he or she is considered to have requested assistance.
Other criteria may apply.
How can I get more information?
Call the toll-free Employment Ontario hotline at