Immigration to Canada as a Self-Employed Person
Candidates must have the experience, ability and intention to make a significant contribution to Canada’s cultural life or sports. You must meet the eligibility requirements and achieve at least a minimum passing mark under the selection criteria to be considered for immigration.
Note that there is no minimum net worth requirement. That said, you must have enough funds to settle in Canada along with your dependents and finance the work for which you were selected by yourself.
Experience Requirements For The Self-Employed Persons Program
You must have two years of self-employment experience in a cultural or athletic activity. You may either have been self-employed or have participated at a world-class level in cultural activities or athletics events.
Self-Employed Persons Program: Eligible Occupations
Professional Occupations in Art and Culture
|5112||Conservators and Curators|
|5121||Authors and Writers|
|5124||Professional Occupations in Public Relations and Communications|
|5125||Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters|
|5131||Producers, Directors, Choreographers and Related Occupations|
|5132||Conductors, Composers and Arrangers|
|5133||Musicians and Singers|
|5135||Actors and Comedians|
|5136||Painters, Sculptors and Other Visual Artists|
Technical and Skilled Occupations in Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport
|5211||Library and Public Archive Technicians|
|5212||Technical Occupations Related to Museums and Art Galleries|
|5222||Film and Video Camera Operators|
|5223||Graphic Arts Technicians|
|5225||Audio and Video Recording Technicians|
|5226||Other Technical and Co-ordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts|
|5227||Support Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts|
|5231||Announcers and Other Broadcasters|
|5241||Graphic Designers and Illustrators|
|5242||Interior Designers and Interior Decorators|
|5243||Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers|
|5244||Artisans and Craftspersons|
|5245||Patternmakers – Textile, Leather and Fur Products|
|5253||Sports Officials and Referees|
|5254||Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation, Sport and Fitness|
Self-Employed Persons Program: Selection Criteria
For self-employed business immigration, candidates are assessed under a points-based system and should score 35 points out of 100.
|Experience||Maximum 35 points|
|Age||Maximum 10 points|
|Education||Maximum 25 points|
|Ability in English or French||Maximum 24 points|
|Adaptability||Maximum 6 points|
|Total||Maximum 100 points|
|Pass Mark||35 points|
We Can Help With Self-Employed Persons Program
At Jane Katkova & Associates, we will guide you through self-employment immigration from start to finish. We will explain how the process works, we will calculate your points and assess your eligibility.
We will think of how to present your achievements and skills in the best to way to gain maximum points. We will fill out and file all applications forms quickly and diligently. We have made a habit of double and triple checking our work.
Trust our professionals in self-employment immigration to do their job.