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Immigration to Canada (Self-employed)

 

The Self-employed Persons Program allows you to immigrate to Canada permanently as a self-employed person. 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. 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.

 

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. Relevant experience for a self-employed person means at least two years of experience. It must be during the period starting 5 years before the day you apply and ending on the day we make a decision on your application. You can get more points if you have 3, 4, or 5 years of experience.

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

There are selection criteria, please press here for details.

 

 

 


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