Where can I get information about self-employment and starting a business in Alberta?
In some regulated occupations in Alberta, most people are
self-employed. For example, many dentists, lawyers, optometrists
and physicians set up professional corporations or join
partnerships and operate their practices as businesses. In other
occupations, relatively few people are self-employed. For example,
most chemists, foresters, medical laboratory technologists and
nurses are employed by publicly funded institutions or private
companies. To find out if many people are self-employed in your
occupation, contact the professional regulatory organization, an
Alberta Works centre, an Apprenticeship and Industry Training
office or the Alberta Career Information
If you are interested in starting a business in Alberta or working on a contract basis, check out Self-Employment on the ALIS website.