Program Objectives

The Starting a Business program aims to train entrepreneurs so that they may thrive in various industries such as: professional and technical services, personal care and health care, retailing and food services, cultural sector, arts and entertainment sector, processing sector and information industry.

During every step of their business plan, entrepreneurs must complete multiple tasks such as the conceptualization and validation of their initial business project, carrying out market studies and planning human, material and financial resources in the pre-startup stage. Furthermore, during the pre-startup stage, students must promote their products or services, manage operations, ensure communication and customer service, perform administrative follow-ups and financial monitoring, develop a network of contacts as well as their entrepreneurial skills.

Program Content

Code Statement of Competency Hours Credits
946-501 Determine their suitability for entrepreneurship 15 1
946-512 Draft a business plan 30 2
946-523 Use technological tools 45 3
946-534 Conduct a market study 60 4
946-544 Market their products or services 60 4
946-555 Plan the necessary resources 75 5
946-563 Determine their ability to start and manage a business 45 3
330 22

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

No admission conditions required for this program of study.

Functional Prerequisites

Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty programs (AVS).

Specific Prerequisites

Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
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Educational Organizations Offering the Program

Schedule:

Capitale-Nationale

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Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
CS Central Québec
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
C.F. Eastern Québec

Estrie

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Admission by waiting list
Course full
CSS du Val-des-Cerfs
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Campus de Brome-Missisquoi (Cowansville) 24LE-05 A D/E May 13th, 2024
Eastern Townships SB (Estrie)
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
C.F.P. Lennoxville

Laval

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Admission by waiting list
Course full
CS Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier (Laval)
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
C.D.C. Laurier Pont-Viau SB9 E To be determined
SB7 E Sept. 25th, 2023
SB8 D/E Nov. 22nd, 2023

Montérégie

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Admission by waiting list
Course full
Eastern Townships SB (Montérégie)
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Cowansville Vocational Education Training Centre 24LE-05 A D/E May 13th, 2024
New Frontiers SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Nova Career Centre 5861F24E E Sept. 9th, 2024
Riverside SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
ACCESS Career Centre
Pôle d’expertise en transport ACCESS SAB240424 E Apr. 24th, 2024
SAB240511 D May 11th, 2024
SAB240529 E May 29th, 2024
SAB240710 E July 10th, 2024
SAB240808 E Aug. 8th, 2024
SAB240824 D/E Aug. 24th, 2024
SAB240903 D Sept. 3rd, 2024
SAB240916 E Sept. 16th, 2024
SAB241015 E Oct. 15th, 2024
SAB241026 D Oct. 26th, 2024
SAB 241125 E Nov. 25th, 2024
SAB241212 E Dec. 12th, 2024
SAB241216 E Dec. 16th, 2024
SAB250113 E Jan. 13th, 2025
SAB250118 E Jan. 18th, 2025
SAB250217 E Feb. 17th, 2025
SAB250225 E Feb. 25th, 2025
SAB250315 E Mar. 15th, 2025
SAB240120 D Jan. 20th, 2024
SAB240219 E Feb. 19th, 2024
SAB240221 D Feb. 21st, 2024

Montréal

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Admission by waiting list
Course full
English-Montréal SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Shadd Health and Business Centre/Centre d'études commerciales Shadd
St. Pius X Career Centre / Centre de carrières St. Pius X
Lester-B.-Pearson SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Pearson Adult and Career Centre
Verdun Adult and Career Centre B241019 D/E Oct. 19th, 2024
West Island Career Centre SB240813 E Aug. 13th, 2024
SB240909 D Sept. 9th, 2024
SB240512 D May 12th, 2024

Outaouais

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Admission by waiting list
Course full
Western Québec SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Western Québec Career Centre Sept. 2024 D To be determined

Starting a Business

Entrepreneurs develop business and marketing plans, product or service launch strategies and secure financing. They negotiate, promote and sell. As business owners, they manage employees, projects and budgets. It’s an exciting job, but one that requires investing a lot of time. It is a job for creative people with good leadership skills who can work under pressure. An entrepreneur must enjoy communicating and working in a team.

Job Titles

Innkeeper
Horticultural contractor
Hotel operator
Dealer – retail
Restaurateur – food services

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