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Business/Personal Finance/Career Coaching Programs

Whether you are a business owner or a member of the general public, we offer a variety of programs to meet your specific needs. Our programs are currently focused on personal finance, small business, and career development.

Our Personal Finance Programs are delivered by designated accountants, experienced financial educators, and/or other industry recognized business professionals. Here are some of the popular topics covered in our Personal Finance programs:

  • Tax strategies,
  • Investing strategies,
  • Estate planning,
  • Retirement planning,
  • Budgeting and saving,
  • Credit and debt,
  • Mortgage,
  • Fraud prevention, and
  • Life and health insurance.

Our Business Programs include a series of Financial Literacy Sessions for Small Business and the monthly Small Business Networking Events.

Our Financial Literacy Sessions for Small Business cover topics such as:

  • Financial survival for entrepreneurs,
  • Understanding financial statements,
  • Understanding financial ratios,
  • Managing growth and expansion,
  • Working capital management,
  • Financial management,
  • And more...

Our Small Business Networking Events include both a learning component and networking opportunities. The learning component features short presentations and discussions led by industry speakers and/or facilitated by the Business Service Specialist. These presentations cover different aspects of small business, including:

  • Business planning,
  • Tax strategies,
  • Import & export,
  • Marketing,
  • Financing,
  • Legal issues,
  • Business insurance,
  • Economic outlook, and
  • Government procurement.

Our Career Coaching Programs are designed to provide individuals with information, counselling, and assistance in their job hunting.

We offer one-on-one sessions on:

  • Career consultation,
  • Job searching,
  • resume and cover letter improvement, and
  • Interview tips and mock interviews.

We also offer group-based sessions on the following topics based on the availability of suitable volunteer tutors and the number of requests received:

  • Resume dos and don'ts,
  • Job readiness skills,
  • Job hunting etiquette, and
  • Career exploration.

Online registration is not available for our Career Coaching programs. Please register by phone: 306-777-6069 or by email: syoometzler@reginalibrary.ca

Our business program offerings are constantly updated, so check back often. If you have an idea for a program please feel free to contact Tim Xie. To register for programs, please click here>>


Online Courses

We have two FREE options for online courses:

Gale Courses run for six weeks and are led by instructors. After you pass the final exam, you'll receive a certificate of completion in your email. Click here to access Gale Courses.

Lynda.com offers access to an even greater variety of courses taught by recognized industry professionals. After you finish a course, you will receive a certificate of completion as well. Click here to access Lynda.com.


Featured Databases

  • Business Source Elite: provides full-text coverage of scholarly business, management and economics journals.
  • Small Business Resource Center: covers all major areas of starting and operating a business: financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, taxes and more.
  • CareerAIM : is Canada's largest single source of job postings.
  • PressReader: Read newspapers and magazines from around the world in the comfort of your own home! PressReader provides online access to today's newspapers and magazines in full-color, full-page format. Get access to more than 5000 newspapers and magazines from 117 countries in 57 languages.
  • Consumer Reports Online:  provides unbiased product ratings, reviews, recommendations, and buying advice for consumers.
  • Please click here to access more databases.


New Books

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Useful Links

Small Business Support Organizations (Non-profit)
Newcomer Support
Business & Industry Research
Legal Resources
Jobs & Careers


Contact RPL's Business Service Specialist

Please feel free to contact our Business Service Specialist, Tim Xie whenever you have a question and find out how we can help you.


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