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Self employed Immigration

The Self-employed Persons Program allows people to immigrate to Canada permanently as a self-employed person. You must also 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.

Key requirements


Relevant experience

Taken part in cultural activities or athletics at a world-class level or been a self-employed person in cultural activities or athletics for min 2 years in past 5 years.


Self employability

You are willing and able to be self-employed in Canada. This includes your business and financial plan for succeeding in Canada as a self employed person.


Meet Program criteria

You are assessed on the basis of experience, education, age, language abilities and adaptability. You must score min 35 out of max 100 points to be eligible.


Medical, Security and funds

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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