Self-employment: Going into business for yourself

What are my rights?

I'm self-employed. Does that make me ineligible for employment insurance benefits?
  • Yes
  • No

With the growth of the gig economy in Canada, more workers are going the route of self-employment. For those willing to put in the time and effort, the possibilities are rich. If you’re a self-employed worker, or you’re considering going it alone, learn what to know and how to best protect yourself.

What you should know

Take action to protect yourself

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Who can help

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in October 2020
  • Time to read: 10 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Richard Johnson, Ascent Employment Law and Trevor Thomas, Ascent Employment Law

Richard Johnson
Trevor Thomas

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