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Expected to Work/Barriers to Full Employment Policy & Procedures

Published Date: February 23, 2018
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03 Client Categories/Types

Barriers to Full Employment (BFE)

Client Sub-Type 44 Self-Employed

These BFE clients are self-employed and engaged in developing a business. They are not required to prove their business can become viable nor are there timelines for this sub-type. Note
A worker should refer self-employed clients to one of the Alberta offices of Canada Business Network for information about business plan development and funding resources. Clients should be provided with the toll-free number (1-800-272-9675 and the website address,

In addition to the expectations for all BFE clients, self-employed clients are also required to:


  • Proof of earnings
  • Employability Assessment completed in Mobius when the multiple barrier was assessed or within a reasonable period of being categorized as sub-type 44 considering factors such as; length of initial medical, client circumstances, SND assessment, etc.
  • In addition, in the case of a person with a persistent mental or physical health problem with an expected duration of more than six months, a(n):