The Self-Employed Persons Program is open to individuals with self-employed experience in limited spheres of economic activity: cultural activities, athletics (at an international level), or the purchase and management of a farm.
To qualify, an individual must demonstrate:
They must also demonstrate that they can contribute to the Canadian economy, which is assessed based on qualities such as their experience, education, age, language abilities, and adaptability.
|Program||Self-Employed Person Program|
|Minimum Net Worth||None|
|Minimum Investment||Not required|
|Experience||At least 2 years of relevant cultural or athletic experience in the past 5 years|
|Exploratory Visit||Not required|
|Interview||Upon request by IRCC|
|Refundable Deposit||Not required|
|PR/Work permit||PR immediately|
|Additional Requirements||English/French ability and work experience in a designated occupation|
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