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Canada Self-Employment Program

Canada Self-Employment Program    

Are you self-employed, freelancer or a business owner? Do you want to immigrate to Canada? Now a days many people start their career as individual or freelancer. So, for those self-employed Canada has started a new program called “Canada Self employed Program”. A Self-employed person can be an artist, athlete, actor, choreographer, dancer, writer, musicians, painters, creative designers, or sculptors etc.

Foreign workers want to immigrate to Canada as self employed or business person can opt for Canada Self employed program or Quebec self employed program if someone wants to move to Quebec.   

Under the Self-Employed Persons Program, eligible occupations within Canada’s artistic, cultural and athletic fields include:

Professional Occupations in Art and Culture

  • 5111   Librarians
  • 5112   Conservators and Curators
  • 5113   Archivists
  • 5121   Authors and Writers
  • 5122   Editors
  • 5123   Journalists
  • 5124   Professional Occupations in Public Relations and Communications
  • 5125   Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters
  • 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

Technical and Skilled Occupations in Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport

  •  5211   Library and Public Archive Technicians
  • 5212   Technical Occupations Related to Museums and Art Galleries
  • 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 and the Performing Arts
  • 5231   Announcers and Other Broadcasters
  • 5232   Other Performers
  • 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
  • 5251   Athletes
  • 5252   Coaches
  • 5253   Sports Officials and Referees
  • 5254   Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation, Sport and Fitness

Canada Self Employed Program Point System

The maximum possible score is 100. Candidate need to get minimum 35 points.

21 to 49 years10

Master’s Degree or Ph.D.25
Two or more Bachelor'sFactors University Degree or three-year diploma22
Bachelor's Degree of minimum two years or two-year diploma20
One year Bachelor Degree or One-year Diploma (13 years of study)15
One year Diploma (12 years of study)12
High School Certificate5

Five years of relevant self-employment experience35
Four years of relevant self-employment experience30
Three years of relevant self-employment experience25
Two years of relevant self-employment experience20

Language ProficiencyPoints
English language – High Proficiency (IELTS 6.5 to 9)16
English language – Moderate Proficiency (IELTS 5 to 6.5)8
English language – Basic Proficiency (IELTS 3.5 to 5)2
French language – High Proficiency (IELTS 6.5 to 9)8
French language – Moderate Proficiency (IELTS 5 to 6.5)8
French language – Basic Proficiency (IELTS 3.5 to 5)4

Spouse's Education Master's Degree of Ph.D.5
Spouse's education two or three-year diploma or degree4
Spouse's education one-year diploma or Degree3
You or spouse has minimum one-year work experience in Canada5
You or spouse has completed minimum two-year study in Canada5
You or spouse has blood relative in Canada as PR5


Canada Self-Employed Program Fee

Total fees for the program is broken into a Business Immigration Application ($1,575) and the Right of Permanent Residence Fee ($500)

  • Spouse/Partner Application Fee: $825
  • Spouse/Partner RPRF: $500
  • Dependents: additional $225 per

What are the eligibility criteria for Canada Self Employed program?

  • Able to be self-employed in Canada.
  • Must have minimum 2 years of experience in the relevant field
  • IELTs CLB 5 minimum
  • Financial stability

Self-Employed Persons Program Step by Step process

Step 1: Gather documents: you need to gather all your documents advised by your immigration consultant. You need to give your fingerprints and biometrics after you apply.

Step 2: Pay application fees: The following fees that need to be paid before submitting your application:

  1. Processing Fee
  2. Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF)
  3. Biometrics Fee
  4. medical exams. police certificates, and language testing.

Step 3: Submit your application: submit you application along with all signed forms, paying fees receipt and documents.

Step 4: Acknowledgement of Receipt (AOR): Once the IRCC has received your PR immigration application, you will get an Acknowledgment of Receipt also known as an AOR. This AOR is a confirmation that your application file is created.  

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