How to Immigrate to Canada as a Self-employed Person?

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Who is eligible to apply under the self-employed person category to become a Permanent Resident?
  • You have at least 2 years (during the period starting 5 years before the day you apply) of relevant experience in cultural activities or athletics;
  • Further, you intend and are also able to be self-employed in Canada;
  • As a result, you can make a significant contribution to the specified activities in Canada
What are the selection criteria?

IRCC assesses your eligibility on the following 5 criteria:

  1. Experience
  2. Education
  3. Age
  4. Language proficiency
  5. Adaptability
Is there a minimum financial requirement?

There are no minimum financial requirements. However, the applicant must demonstrate their intention and ability to establish economically in Canada.

How long does it take to process the application?

According to IRCC, it takes 24 months to process the application. It may change depending on application volumes.

What are the eligible occupations?

Librarians, Archivists, Conservators, and Curators

Conservators and Curators

Writing, Translating, and Public Relations Professionals

Authors and Writers
Translators, Terminologists, and Interpreters

Creative and Performing Artists

Producers, Directors, Choreographers, and Related Occupations
Conductors, Composers, and Arrangers
Musicians and Singers
Actors and Comedians
Painters, Sculptors, and Other Visual Artists

Technical Occupations in Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Art Galleries

Library and Archive Technicians and Assistants
Technical Occupations Related to Museums and Art Galleries

Photographers, Graphic Arts Technicians, and Technical and Co-ordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting, and the Performing Arts

Film and Video Camera Operators
Graphic Arts Technicians
Broadcast Technicians
Audio and Video Recording Technicians
Other Technical and Co-ordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting, and the Performing Arts
Support Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting & Performing Arts

Announcers and Other Performers, N.E.C.

Announcers and Other Broadcasters
Other Performers

Creative Designers and Craftsperson

Graphic Designers and Illustrators
Interior Designers and Interior Decorators
Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit, and other Creative Designers
Artisans and Craftsperson
Patternmakers – Textile, Leather, and Fur Products

Athletes, Coaches, Referees and Related Occupations

Sports Officials and Referees
Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation, Sport, and Fitness

What is the best age to apply in this Category?

Between 21 to 49 years

I haven’t completed high school, can I apply?

You could, but you don’t get any points on your education if you don’t have a high school degree.

Is there any minimum score I need to obtain in IELTS?

No, but you get more points if you have moderate to high proficiency in English or French language.

How many points do I need to get to qualify under this category?

You need a minimum of 35 points out of 100 points, but it may change at any time. So, apply sooner than later.

Can MDSVISA help me to access my eligibility?

Yes, we could help you access your eligibility and another process. Please get in touch with Us for evaluation.

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