Canada Self Employed
This Canadian immigration Self-Employed Program aims to attract people who want to and can work for themselves in Canada. Self-employed individuals who want to live in Quebec are not eligible for this programme and should instead apply for the Quebec Self-Employed Program. To be considered for this programme, applicants must have relevant experience, as well as the desire and aptitude to: as craftsmen or international sportsmen, make a major contribution to Canada’s cultural or sporting life.
Federal Self-Employed Program Requirements
Within the five years before their business immigration application, the applicant must have at least two years of relevant work experience in their professional industry. Individuals in the arts and entertainment industry, as well as professional athletes, must show proof of:
• Two years as a self-employed professional in their field, or
• Two years of world-class participation in their area of expertise, or
• One year of each of the previous options.