Federal Self-employed Program
Did you know you can immigrate to Canada under the federal self-employment program?
If you have at least two years of work experience experience in cultural activities or athletics, you could get your Canadian permanent residency without needing to make huge investments or pass language tests. Under this program, you could get yourself and your family Canada’s permanent residency.
* Please note that Quebec has its own self-employment program.
Who will be considered a self-employed person?
A self-employed person shall not be employed and shall make income from his/her self-employment work.
If you are unsure about being eligible to apply as a self-employed person, complete our free assessment form, and our office will let you know if you qualify.
Once the immigration officer has been satisfied that you are a self-employed person, your application will be assessed based on five factors:
- Education → maximum of 25 points
- Experience → maximum of 35 points
- Age → maximum of 10 points
- English or French Language Proficiency → maximum of 24 points
- Adaptibility → maximum of 6 points
Applicants must earn a minimum of 35 points to be considered.
Although there is no net worth requirement, having sufficient funds to ensure your settlement in Canada would make your application stronger. You should have the necessary funds for starting your self-employment business in Canada.
Also, there is no language requirement but having a language test result would improve your chances.
To be successful in this program, you have to prove that you are a self-employed person by having in-depth supporting documentation of your work experience. Proving self-employment could be complicated for many people, but our office will guide you through the process and provide you with a detailed document checklist.
Applicants would need to demonstrate that they will continue to work as a self-employed person in Canada after becoming a permanent resident and improve Canada’s economy. Our office will assist you in preparing a detailed business plan that would outline your work experiences, qualifications, short-term and long-term goals, financial projections and outline your significant contribution to Canada’s economy.
Having a successful business plan is vital in your immigration application.
Applying under the self-employed program requires extensive
documentation. Our team of experienced immigration consultants will assist you in all matters related to your application.
We will walk you through the entire process and ensure that you submit a fully completed application with all the necessary documentation.