self-employment program

Canada self-employment program

The Self Employment program gives the dives the eligible candidates the opportunity to obtain Canada permanent residency. This program has been introduced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)  under business immigration to help the development and economic growth of Canada.

Who is qualified to apply for self-employment immigration program?

only self-employed person who has experience in running his or her own business in cultural or athletic activities is qualified under this program. In addition, the applicant must prove that he or she will play a significant role to improve Canada’s culture and sport life and must intend to be a self-employed person in Canada as well.

Qualified self-employment program jobs can be freelance journalist, set designer, coach/trainer, illustrator, farmer, music teacher, artist, filmmaker, choreographer, theatrical/musical director

Selection Factors
There are some important factors that can determine your eligibility in this program such as:

  • age
  • language proficiency
  • education
  • experience
  • adaptability

Only the applicants who meet minimum requirements and gain the minimum score will be given a chance to apply for permanent residency of Canada under the self-employment program.
The minimum score to be eligible under this program is 35 out of 100.
The table of the maximum score is as followed:

Selection Factors Points
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

To be qualified under this program, interested applicants must

  • Be self-employed in the past and intend to stay self-employed in Canada in one of the cultural or athletic activities.
  • They must have related experience for at least 2 years as a self-employed
  • The experience at an international level in one of the cultural or athletic activities is important.

What is the Relevant experience in Self-employment Program?

Your experience is relevant if you have:

  • Your experience has been as a self-employed person in athletics or cultural activity
  • You have participated in the world-class level in an athletic or cultural activity

If you have at least two years of experience means Relevant experience for a self-employment program.
This relevant experience must be during the past 5 years before you apply.
Minimum Experience Required for Self-employed program
for cultural activities:

  1. 2 one-year periods being self-employed in cultural activities, or
  2. 2 one-year periods participating at a world-class level in cultural activities, or
  3. a combination of a one-year period described in (a), and a one-year period described in (b)
  • for athletics:
  1. 2 one-year periods being self-employed in athletics, or
  2. 2 one-year periods participating at a world-class level in athletics, or
  3. a combination of a one-year period described in (a) , and a one-year period described in (b)

Only certain occupations are accepted under this program. The list of eligible occupations is as followed:

Artisan and Cultural Professional Occupations

Librarians
Conservators and Curators
Archivists
Authors and Writers
Editors
Journalists
Professional Occupations in Public Relations and Communications
Translators, Terminologists, Interpreters
Producers, Directors, Choreographers and Related Occupations
Conductors, Composers, Arrangers
Musicians and Singers
Dancers

Artisan, Cultural, Recreational, and Sport Technical Occupations

Painters, Sculptors and Other Visual Artists
Librarians
Conservators and Curators
Archivists
Authors and Writers
Editors
Journalists
Professional Occupations in Public Relations and Communications
Translators, Terminologists, Interpreters
Producers, Directors, Choreographers and Related Occupations
Conductors, Composers, Arrangers
Musicians, Singers
Dancers

How long is the processing time for self-employment immigration program?

The eligible application gets the result on their application in almost 22 months after submitting their biometric and all the necessary documents.

What is the processing fee?

The processing fee for this program is $1,540
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