Self-employed Persons Class is one of the immigration program designed to encourage successful business people who want to become permanent resident in Canada. Both the federal and provincial/ territorial governments welcome self-employed immigrants and offer services to help them settle in Canada. Learn more….

Eligibility

To be eligible for this program, a self-employed person must meet the following basic requirement:

  • Relevant experience
  • Selection criteria
  • Medical, security and other conditions
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As a self-employed person, you have to demonstrate that you intend to be self-employed in Canada, capable of making significant contribution to the Canadian economy and have relevant experience within the five year period before you make the application.

Relevant experience

You will have to prove that you have taken part:

  • In cultural activities or athletics at a world-class level,
  • As a self-employed in cultural activities or athletics, or
  • in managing a farm.

For cultural activities:

You must have either:

  • Two one-year periods of experience in self-employment in cultural activities, or
  • Two one-year periods of experience in participation at a world class level in cultural activities, or
  • A combination of a one-year period of experience described in 1 above, and a one-year period of experience described in 2 above.

For athletics:

You must have either:

  • Two one-year periods of experience in self-employment in athletics, or
  • Two one-year periods of experience in participation at a world class level in athletics, or
  • A combination of a one-year period of experience described in 1 above, and a one-year period of experience described in 2 above, and

Managing a farm

  • for buying and managing a farm, you must have two one-year periods of experience managing a farm.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Which professional occupations would be considered as in culture activities?
What is the selection criteria?
Will I need a medical examination?
Will I need a background and security check?
Are there any other requirements?

Gathering Necessary Documentation

We are here to help! We’ll guide you to collect and compile every document needed for your application. Without a well prepared application and needed supporting documents, the processing of your application would not only be delayed, it could even be refused.