Self Employed

Self-Employed Persons Class

The Self-Employed Persons Program seeks to bring people who will become self-employed in Canada. They must have either:

  • Relevant experience in cultural activities or athletics and intend and be able to make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada, or
  • Experience in farm management and intention and ability to buy and manage a farm in Canada.

To be eligible as a self-employed person, you must:

  • Have relevant experience, and intention and ability to be self-employed in Canada;
  • Your experience is relevant if you have at least two years of experience, and have:
    • Taken part in cultural activities or athletics at a world-class level
    • Been self-employed in cultural activities or athletics, or
    • Experience in managing a farm
  • Meet the selection criteria for self-employed people. CIC will assess you on selection criteria that include your experience, education, age, language abilities, and adaptability. You must able to be self-employed in Canada and able to contribute to Canada‚Äôs economy in one of the required areas.
  • You must meet the medical, security, and other requirements.

Activities for a self-employed person selected by a province are decided by the laws of the province.

Contact Visa2Canada today to find out if you qualify to apply for immigration to Canada as a Self Employed Person.

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