Support for
Self-Employment (SSE).

Thinking of
becoming your
own boss?

This is the dream of many people. It's time for you to make it happen. Make your project a reality thanks to the financial participation of the Government of Quebec and the help of CAE Capital’s business start-up advisors.

What is the Support for Self-Employment (SSE) measure? ?

  • The Support for Self-Employment measure aims to provide assistance in the form of coaching, technical advice and financial support to eligible individuals, so that they can achieve autonomy in the labor market by creating or developing a business, or by becoming self-employed.

*Conditions apply.

Objectives of the Support for Self-Employment (SSE) measure

  • Support eligible individuals able to implement a viable business project;
  • Promote job creation through business creation;
  • Offer self-employed workers receiving last-resort financial assistance the possibility of consolidating their business or self-employed activity;
  • Diversify local economies in a context of strategic economic development;
  • Help people regain their financial independence.


This measure
is for you if…

  • To participate in the program, you must be in one of the following situations:
  • Be a recipient of employment insurance;
  • Be a social assistance recipient;
  • Be unemployed and without public income support;
  • Be a worker with precarious status;
  • The Support for Self-Employment program should be the solution that will allow you to get a job and enter the job market.

*Program Eligibility
If you are 18 or older, live in the Richelieu Valley RCM territory consult the Services Québec website


Take advantage of a financial
boost to get started.

Participants who have been supported in the SSE measure are eligible, under certain conditions, to apply for financing between $5,000 and $15,000 via our Access Fund designed to support start-up businesses.

Discover the Fund

Quote Brigitte Cantin

Thank you for your support in my process, your listening and your good advice have always been very constructive. Your confidence in my project has been most appreciated. I finally built my business, it’s super important to me. It's a guarantee of autonomy in my life and no matter if things slow down, they will eventually pick up. I learned a lot and I will continue to learn, it's very stimulating.

Brigitte Cantin
Vox & Oz
Participant in the SSE measure

Ready to take the plunge?

Ready to take the plunge?

For more information or to submit your application for the Support for Self-Employment (SSE) program, contact the offices of Services Québec (Local Employment Center of the Richelieu Valley RCM) or call us to register for the next session. You will be given the necessary information on the measure and the procedures for submitting an application.

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