SELF-EMPLOYED PERSONS PROGRAM
The Self-Employed Persons Program targets people who want to become self-employed in Canada.
They must have a relevant experience in cultural activities or athletics, and intend to make a significant contribution to Canada.
To be eligible to the self-employed person program, you need to satisfy to the four following main requirements:
You intend on and be capable of self-employment in Canada.
You have relevant experience either in cultural or athletic activities:
At least two years of self-employment (can be made up of 2 separate periods of 1 consecutive year), or
At least two years of participation in international activities (can be made up of 2 separate periods of 1 consecutive year), or
At least a combo of one year of self-employment (see 1.), and one year of participation in international activities (see 2.).
You have to meet the selection criteria for self-employed people, which means getting a minimum of 35 points out of a 100.
Cultural activities, Athletics, and Significant Contribution
A “significant contribution” is not explicitly defined by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). It is up to the immigration officer to interpret if the applicant truly intends to make a significant contribution.
Examples of eligible occupations
Editors and journalists,
Comedians ans actors,
Athletes and coaches,