Canada Immigration - Self-Employed Person
The Self-Employed Persons Program is open to individuals with self-employed experience as farmers, athletes (at an international level), or artisans.
To qualify for business immigration to Canada under the Self-Employed Persons Program, an applicant must demonstrate that he or she has relevant agricultural, artistic, or athletic experience that will allow the applicant to be successfully self-employed in Canada and to make a significant contribution to his or her field.
Relevant experience consists of at least two years of experience either self-employed or participating at a world class level in art, culture, recreation, or sport activities designated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) (see the list below).
Applicants who wish to purchase a farm must have at least two years of farm management experience.
Applicants are also assessed based on their education, experience, age, English/French language ability, and adaptability.
Individuals interested in immigrating to the Province of Quebec should note that the province has a separate selection system for self-employed persons.
For more information on Canada Immigration, see our Business Immigration FAQ.
If you have any questions about immigration to Canada as a self-employed individual, contact us.