Self-Employed Persons Program

Migrate to Canada through Self-Employed Persons Program is for applicants who can migrate to Canada by generating their own employment in Canada.

According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), to qualify for the Self-Employed Persons Program and migrate to Canada, the applicant must have either:

  • At least two years of experience of participation or self-employment in cultural activities or athletics.
  • The intention and ability to make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada.

OR

  • At least two years of farm management experience.
  • The intention and ability to be able to buy and manage a farm in Canada.

The applicant and the applicant’s immediate family members must:

  • Complete and pass the medical exams
  • Complete and pass the security risk assessments
  • Demonstrate that they have sufficient settlement funds to support themselves and their family once they arrive in Canada.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) assesses applicants according to the following criteria:

  • Experience in the chosen field (maximum 35 points)
  • Education (maximum 25 points)
  • Age (maximum 10 points)
  • Potential to adapt (maximum 06 points)
  • Language proficiency in English and/or French (maximum 24 points)
    • To prove language proficiency, the applicants must provide test results from any of the following:
      • The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP)
      • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
      • The Test devaluation de Français (TEF)

Applicants must earn a minimum of 35 out of 100 points in the Points Test if they want to immigrate to Canada as a self-employed person.

In addition to the criteria mentioned above, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has categorized occupations that qualify for application under the Self-Employed Persons Program. These include:

Professional Occupations in Art and Culture
Librarians
Archivists
Authors and Writers
Editors
Journalists
Professional Occupations in Public Relations and Communications
Translators, Terminologists, and Interpreters
Producers, Directors, Choreographers and Related Occupations
Conductors, Composers, and Arrangers
Musicians and Singers
Dancers
Actors and Comedians
Painters, Sculptors and Other Visual Artists
Technical and Skilled Occupations in Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport
Library and Archive Technicians and Assistants
Technical Occupations Related to Museums and Art Galleries
Photographers
Film and Video Camera Operators
Graphic Art Technicians
Broadcast Technicians
Audio and Video Recording Technicians
Other Technical and Coordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts
Support Occupations in Motion Pictures, the Performing Arts and Broadcasting.
Announcers and Other Broadcasters
Other Performers
Graphic Designers and Illustrators
Interior Designers
Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers
Artisans and Crafts persons
Patternmakers – Textile, Leather and Fur Products
Athletes
Coaches
Sports Officials and Referees
Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation, Sport and Fitness

Other Information:

The Quebec Self-Employed Program is designed for applicants who have the ability to immigrate to Quebec by generating their own employment in Quebec.

In order to qualify for the program, the applicant must have:

  • At least two years of experience in the occupation they intend to pursue including but not limited to athletics, cultural activities, or farm management.
  • A minimum net worth of $100,000 of legally acquired funds. The applicant’s spouse’s funds count towards this total.
  • The intention and ability to create their own employment by pursuing an occupation they possess experience in.

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