Self-employment support

Support and financial assistance for those who want to become self-employed.

Soutien au travail autonome
Self-employment support-DÉPS

Self-employment support

Program objective

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The Soutien au Travail Autonome program is made possible thanks to the financial participation of Services Québec. It is aimed at people wishing to become self-employed full-time.

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Admission criteria

To get started with this program, you'll need to meet with a Services Québec employment assistance agent at the Sorel-Tracy office.

Then, if you are eligible, the agent will contact the DÉPS business advisor, who will set up an initial meeting to discuss your business project.

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Financial assistance

Financial assistance, awarded by Services Québec, takes the form of a wage subsidy.

Entrepreneurial commitment

Once admitted, all promoters must fulfill certain obligations that are, in fact, measures designed to promote business success. DÉPS is responsible for helping you fulfill these commitments:

  • Draw up a business plan and financial forecasts;
  • Devote yourself full-time to developing your business;
  • Participate in the training workshops set up by DÉPS;
  • Submit monthly financial statements.

Other conditions may apply and will be explained by the person in charge.