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Where can I get information about self-employment and starting a business in Alberta?

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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 Hotline.
If you are interested in starting a business in Alberta or working on a contract basis, check out Self-Employment on the ALIS website.


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