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Self Employed Person

Self Employed Person

The Self-employed Persons Program allows people to immigrate to Canada permanently as a self-employed person. If you’re interested in this program, you must:

  •   have relevant experience in cultural activities or athletics and
  •   be willing and able to make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada

Eligibility

To immigrate as a self-employed person, you must:

  •   have relevant experience
  •   be willing and able to be self-employed in Canada
  •   meet the program’s selection criteria and
  •   meet medical, security and other conditions

Check eligibility criteria

Relevant experience

Your experience is relevant if you have:

  •   taken part in cultural activities or athletics at a world-class level or
  •   been a self-employed person in cultural activities or athletics

At a minimum, your experience must be:

  •   for cultural activities:
    •   2 one-year periods being self-employed in cultural activities, or
    •   2 one-year periods participating at a world-class level in cultural activities, or
    •   a combination of a one-year period described in (a), and a one-year period described in (b)
  •   for athletics:
    •   2 one-year periods being self-employed in athletics, or
    •   2 one-year periods participating at a world class level in athletics, or
    •   a combination of a one-year period described in (a) above, and a one-year period described in (b) above

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria are assessed based on experience, education, age, language abilities and adaptability. You must get a minimum of 35 points out of 100.

Medical, security checks and other requirements

You and your family members must have a medical exam and get police certificates. You must also show that you have enough money to support yourself and your family after you get to Canada.

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Fees

Government fees : From $2075.

Processing times : 35 months. You may need to give biometrics with your application. This processing time includes the time you need to give your biometrics.





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