Entrepreneurship Programs

Through JA’s real-world entrepreneurship programs, students gain first-hand experience running a successful business. Students work as a team to create an innovative product or service, develop a business plan, finance their start-up and take their product to market. JA inspires youth to become budding entrepreneurs who start their own businesses, create jobs and contribute to the Canadian economy.

Explore our Programs

  • All Programs
  • Grades 3 to 6
  • Grades 7 and 8
  • Grades 9 to 12

A JA program for grades 5 to 6

Students are often taught that success means “getting a good job” after graduation. Many are not aware that launching a business is a viable career option that can bring them amazing opportunities.

JA’s Our Business World interactive program helps young students explore how businesses are created and what makes them thrive. Using engaging games and multimedia, students learn about innovation, start-ups and self-employment. Students will find they understand the power of the Canadian entrepreneurial spirt in a free enterprise system.

A JA program for grades 7 to 8

JA Days is a single-day version of our eight-week Company Program.

Whether online or in-person, JA Days takes grades seven and eight students beyond the classroom by creating real-life, hands-on learning opportunities with industry professionals. Students spend a day working with JA staff and local business leaders to gain entrepreneurial skills and become more independent and financially literate.

A JA program for grades 9 to 12

In this challenging job market, entrepreneurs are the key to job growth. Many Canadian youth have the passion to launch their own businesses to create jobs for themselves and others. However, the skills that young people need to run businesses aren’t taught in most schools.

JA’s Be Entrepreneurial program inspires grade students to imagine a business venture while still in school. Volunteers from the local business community partner with teachers to ignite students’ entrepreneurial spirit and help them create business plans. Students become inspired to see new opportunities, innovate and start new businesses.

A JA program for grades 9 to 12

Over a four-month period, JA’s Company Program teaches grades nine to 12 students how to organize and operate a real business. With the help of volunteers from the local business community, students will design, manage and liquidate a business as they learn to launch and run a small enterprise. Students will gain business confidence and experience as this hands-on program empowers them to become Canada’s future CEOs.

A JA program for grades 5 to 6

Students are often taught that success means “getting a good job” after graduation. Many are not aware that launching a business is a viable career option that can bring them amazing opportunities.

JA’s Our Business World interactive program helps young students explore how businesses are created and what makes them thrive. Using engaging games and multimedia, students learn about innovation, start-ups and self-employment. Students will find they understand the power of the Canadian entrepreneurial spirt in a free enterprise system.

A JA program for grades 7 to 8

JA Days is a single-day version of our eight-week Company Program.

Whether online or in-person, JA Days takes grades seven and eight students beyond the classroom by creating real-life, hands-on learning opportunities with industry professionals. Students spend a day working with JA staff and local business leaders to gain entrepreneurial skills and become more independent and financially literate.

A JA program for grades 9 to 12

In this challenging job market, entrepreneurs are the key to job growth. Many Canadian youth have the passion to launch their own businesses to create jobs for themselves and others. However, the skills that young people need to run businesses aren’t taught in most schools.

JA’s Be Entrepreneurial program inspires grade students to imagine a business venture while still in school. Volunteers from the local business community partner with teachers to ignite students’ entrepreneurial spirit and help them create business plans. Students become inspired to see new opportunities, innovate and start new businesses.

A JA program for grades 9 to 12

Over a four-month period, JA’s Company Program teaches grades nine to 12 students how to organize and operate a real business. With the help of volunteers from the local business community, students will design, manage and liquidate a business as they learn to launch and run a small enterprise. Students will gain business confidence and experience as this hands-on program empowers them to become Canada’s future CEOs.