The Ontario Self-Employment Benefit (OSEB) program assists eligible individuals through their career transition into successful entrepreneurs.  By becoming self-employed, participants take control over their future, enjoy greater fulfillment in their work and become economic pillars in their community.  

The OSEB program offers participants:

  • Assistance with Business Plan Development
  • Access to Seminars/Workshops featuring subject professionals
  • One-on-One Coaching and Mentoring
  • Income Support for 42 weeks

Since 1993, BSL has been delivering the OSEB program to residents of:

  • Crystal Beach
  • Fort Erie
  • Ridgeway
  • Stevensville

 Until approved for the OSEB program, applicants must not start their business. 

Do not engage in the following actions:

  • Signing legal agreements (ie. Advertising, leases, etc)
  • Advertising (ie. Internet, print, radio, television, etc)
  • Performing business related work for profit
  • Purchasing capital assets, equipment, inventory, etc

All applicants must attend an Information Session to become involved.


45 Jarvis Street Fort Erie ON L2A 2S3
Phone: 905-871-7331
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