Self-employed Category

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If you have at least 2 years (out of the last 5) of relevant experience in cultural activities or athletics, intend and ability to become self-employed in Canada, and make a significant contribution to the specified economic activities in Canada; you may be eligible to immigrate under this category.

Your experience and intended occupation must be one of the following:

  • Self-employed in cultural activities or athletics
  • Participation at a “world-class level” in cultural activities or athletics
  • Intend and ability to buy and manage a farm in Canada

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

Eligible Self-Employed Occupations:

511 Librarians, Archivists, Conservators, and Curators

5111 Librarians
5112 Conservators and Curators
5113 Archivists

512 Writing, Translating, and Public Relations Professionals

5121 Authors and Writers
5122 Editors
5123 Journalists
5125 Translators, Terminologists, and Interpreters

513 Creative and Performing Artists

5131 Producers, Directors, Choreographers, and Related Occupations
5132 Conductors, Composers, and Arrangers
5133 Musicians and Singers
5134 Dancers
5135 Actors and Comedians
5136 Painters, Sculptors, and Other Visual Artists

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

5211 Library and Archive Technicians and Assistants
5212 Technical Occupations Related to Museums and Art Galleries

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

5221 Photographers
5222 Film and Video Camera Operators
5223 Graphic Arts Technicians
5224 Broadcast Technicians
5225 Audio and Video Recording Technicians
5226 Other Technical and Co-ordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts
5227 Support Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting & Performing Arts

523 Announcers and Other Performers, N.E.C.

5231 Announcers and Other Broadcasters
5232 Other Performers

524 Creative Designers and Craftspersons

5241 Graphic Designers and Illustrators
5242 Interior Designers and Interior Decorators
5243 Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit, and other Creative Designers
5244 Artisans and Craftspersons
5245 Patternmakers – Textile, Leather, and Fur Products

525 Athletes, Coaches, Referees, and Related Occupations

5251 Athletes
5252 Coaches
5253 Sports Officials and Referees
5254 Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation, Sport, and Fitness

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