Soutien au travail autonome (STA)

Offered in conjunction with the Services Québec, the Soutien au travail autonome (STA) (self-employment support) program is for social welfare recipients and current or past recipients of unemployment insurance benefits.

If you have a business project in an eligible line of business, you could receive financial and technical assistance tailored to your needs.

The assistance takes the following forms:

  • Financial support in the form of weekly payments
  • Technical assistance and support for producing a business plan, a market study and financial forecasts
  • Training in entrepreneurship


For a complete list of eligibility criteria, please contact DEV Vaudreuil-Soulanges at 450-424-2262 or Services Québec at 450 455-5666.

  • Create a new business or buy an independent business in which you previously had no financial stake
  • The business must be located within the geographical territory of Vaudreuil-Soulanges
  • Agree to work full-time in the business, once accepted in the program
  • Be able to show that you are the owner or majority shareholder
  • Be able to personally provide at least 15% of the project cost in cash or material goods
  • The business must not already be in operation
  • The business must be viable in the first year of operation
  • The project must not be in a non-eligible sector (see list below)
  • To sign up, contact the Vaudreuil-Dorion office of Services Québec at 450-455-5666
  • A CLE (Local Employment Center) employment assistance agent will assess your eligibility
  • Participate in an information session given by a DEV Vaudreuil-Soulanges economic development advisor
  • Complete a project overview for analysis by DEV