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Participating in Building Young Entrepreneurs

How it Works

Building Young Entrepreneurs has three main components: The learning phase with skills training workshops, the mentorship phase and the internship. The learning phase takes place monthly with core and ongoing workshops including topics on the following topics : ​

  • Entrepreneurship Basics 

  • Basics of businesses and entrepreneurship and social enterprises

  • Financial literacy

  • Time Management  

  • Coding 

  • Social justice and community activism  

  • E-commerce and online marketing  

  • + any suggested topics from the pre-surveys  

Our workshops are geared towards building skills and facilitating a learning space for you. Workshops are created to help you find support and grow towards your personal goals. We are also facilitating learning by sharing our experiences, resources and extra course materials on our digital platforms.  


The mentorship phase pairs participants with industry professionals, or community members to help integrates the workshop content into practice and to provide guidance and feedback during early stages of job seeking or starting an enterprise. 


The internship phase : At the end of our programming, we hope to integrate an Internship Assistance component which could offer work-integrated learning experience. Internships are dependent on availability and compatibility of youth to hosting businesses.  Some examples of past internships include : 

  • Accounts Intern at Property Management firm in Toronto

  • Veterinary Assistant at an Animal Hospital in Vancouver

  • Telephone banking position with CIBC - Halifax

  • Administrative Assistant at a private notary firm – Edmonton

Participant Eligibility 


If you live in Canada, you are between 18-29, you are un-or-employed this programme is for you! Apply now! 

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Building Young Entrepreneurs is now available on a national scale. Apply from every cities across Canada!  

Past cities : 

Edmonton, (2016- current)
Halifax, (2016-2017; 2017-current)
Toronto, (2014-2016; 2016-2017 and 2017-current)
Vancouver, (2016-2017; 2017-current)

 Winnipeg, (2014-2016)​ 


After the Internship

Many Building Young Entrepreneurs participants choose to stay with the employers they interned with for a longer term; others resume their job-hunt with a new-and-improved resume. Some choose to pursue further education for a specific job. Wherever their careers takes them, UNA-Canada is here to support them.

Our peer mentoring programme allows programme participants to connect with past participants, young Canadian entrepreneurs, and like-minded individuals in a network of knowledge-sharing and support.

The participants will also have the opportunity to showcase their new skills and / or business ventures at a National Expo at the end of the programme. This will give them the exposure needed to excel in their careers.    

Programme Testimonials

“UNAC’s Building Young Entrepreneurs programms has enriched my professional  career; It helped me find my current Mentor and assists in my  business ventures. I am truly grateful for what this programme has taught me."

Natalie Nathaniel 

Building Young Entrepreneurs Participant, 2017

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