Self-employed

This Federal Immigration Program allows people who have relevant experience in cultural activities or athletics, be willing and able to be self-employed in Canada, and meet the program’s selection criteria to immigrate to Canada permanently as a self-employed person. 

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Eligibility

01/ Relevant Experience - cultural activities or athletics

    At least two years of experience in the past five years.

    For culture activites:

    a. 2 one-year periods being self-employed in clutural activities, or

    b. 2 one-year periods participating at a world-class level in cultural activites, or

    c. a combination of a one-year period described in (a), and a one-year period dexcribed in (b)

    For athletics:

    a. 2 one-year periods being self-employed in athletics, or

    b. 2 one-year periods participating at a world class level in athletics, or

    c. a combination of a one-year period described in (a) above, and a one-year period described in (b) above

02/ Selection Criteria

    Get a minimun of 35 points based on five parts of selection criteria in Education, Experience, Age, Language, and Adaptability.

03/ Contribution to Canada

     Be willing and able to make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada as a self-employed person.

Application Process

Assess eligibility

5 days business related visit

1-2 weeks

Prepare Businee Plan and

application ducuments

Submit Full Application

In-person Interview

Receive Permanent Residency

2-4 months

18-20 months

2-4 months