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Self Employed

Self-Employed Persons Program


Canada is looking for foreign professionals who are interested in becoming self-employed. Under this program, if you have experience in participating in world class cultural activities or athletics, or managing a farm, you can immigrate to Canada and set yourself on the right path to a successful career.

Areas of Experience

There are three areas of experience under the self-employed program:

  • Cultural activities – singers, dancers, musicians, authors and writers, editors, journalists, translators, painters, artisans and craftspeople, interior and graphic illustrators, photographers, film and video camera operators, and more.
  • Athletics - athletes (e.g. baseball player, boxer, figure skater, football player, golfer, hockey player, professional athlete, skier, and more), coaches and sports officials (e.g. athletics judge, figure skating judge, goal judge, and more), referees, program leaders, and instructors in sport and fitness.
  • Farm Management – experience in managing a farm, and an intention to buy and manage a farm in Canada.

Additional Requirements

Having at least 2 years of experience in any of the three categories mentioned above will qualify you for this program. In addition to experience, there are other requirements you have to meet in order to be eligible as a self-employed person:

  • Education
  • Language proficiency
  • Age
  • Funds to support yourself once you arrive in Canada
  • Take a medical exam
  • Get a police certificate

Canada has the perfect environment for you to become self-employed. Apply now and make Canada your new home!


If you are interested in investing or doing business in Canada, and immigrating to Canada, please complete your Qualification Package for Business Immigration or contact us for a consultation and we will be happy to answer all your questions.