Business Start-Up

Credential: Completion Certificate  Ι  Offered: Dates to be announced

Program Description

If you have a business idea that you want to test for viability, this program will walk you through the steps of developing a business plan that will help you develop a quality product or service, a marketing strategy, and secure funding, inventory and clients. In this program you will also undergo Personal Development, Essential Skills training and other important aspects of Indigenous Business.

Program Summary


12 Weeks


February 2020


Completion Certificate


Full-time, Day-time


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9am - 3pm




Admission Requirements


How to Apply

  • Email a letter of intent to the email address below, outlining why you want to take the program and why this is a good time. See video below for more info on a letter of intent.
  • Email your resume to email address below.
  • Attend a Program Orientation Session, see dates below:

In-Person: 235 East 5th Avenue, Vancouver BC. (We are located just off Main Street)

By Fax: Fax your application to our admissions office at (604) 873-1440

Online: Complete and submit your Online Application

Apply Now!

Upcoming Orientation Sessions

Dates to be announced

Orientations will be held in the Tsimilano building (blue building), next door to the main campus at 235 East 5th Ave.

Tuition & Information

Tuition: Free
Attendance incentive
Bus tickets provided
Breakfast served daily
Daycare Subsidies available

This program does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

For more information, contact:

Amanda Kai, Program Manager
The Essentials: Skills, Culture, Knowledge
(604) 873-3761 Ext. 333