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Self Employed Person

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This program in Canada allows eligible self-employed foreign nationals to immigrate and attain permanent residency in the country. To qualify, applicants must possess relevant experience in cultural activities or athletics at a world-class level and be prepared to make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada.


Unlike some programs, there is no minimum net worth requirement for the Self-Employed Persons Program. However, applicants need to demonstrate sufficient funds to settle in Canada with their dependents and finance the work on which their selection is based. Interested individuals must meet both eligibility requirements and achieve a minimum passing score under the program’s selection criteria to be considered for immigration as a self-employed perso


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
  • Fulfill medical, security, and other conditions

Relevant experience is defined as having taken part in cultural activities or athletics at a world-class level or being a self-employed person in cultural activities or athletics. For self-employed persons, relevant experience must span at least two years within the five years before the application date.

Selection criteria are based on:

Selection Factors Points