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Designer
SELF 
EMPLOYED 
 

The Self-employed Persons Program allows people to immigrate to Canada permanently as a self-employed person. in cultural activities or athletics.

Am I eligible for the Self-employed Persons Program?

To immigrate as a self-employed person, you must:

  • Have relevant experience

  • Be willing and able to be self-employed in Canada

  • Meet the program's selection criteria

  • Meet the medical, security and other conditions

Relevant Experience

Your experience is relevant if you have:

  • Taken part in cultural activities or athletics at a world-class level or

  • Been a self-employed person in cultural activities or athletics

Relevant experience for a self-employed person means at least two years of experience. It must be during the period starting 5 years before the day you apply and ending on the day we make a decision on your application.

At a minimum, your experience must be:

  • 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) above, and a one-year period described in (b) above

Selection Criteria

Applicants are assessed using a points system based on the five selection criteria - experience, education, age, language abilities and adaptability. You must get a minimum of 35 points out of 100.

Medical, Security Checks and Other Requirements​

  • You and your family members must have a medical exam and get police certificates

  • You must also show that you have enough money to support yourself and your family after you get to Canada

Contact Lumen Immigration for more information or assistance applying for the Self-employed Persons Program. 

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