Canada is extremely accommodating when it comes to offering permanent residence to eligible candidates.
Self-employed individuals have a good chance of becoming permanent residents in Canada. Depending on their work experience and future plans, they can apply for Canada’s federal program for self-employed people.
What is the program?
The Federal Self-Employed Persons Program is Canada caters to eligible individuals who have gathered relevant experience in fields related to athletics, arts, and culture. Successful candidates are encouraged to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
The scope of the program is actually very wide, and it applies to foreign nationals who are occupied in the arts and sports. Painters, music teachers, filmmakers, illustrators, freelance journalists, and athletes, among others, are eligible for this program. People who usually work behind the scenes, such as set designers, choreographers, coaches, and trainers, also qualify for this program.
Requirements for candidates:
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) evaluates the candidates on the basis of their intent, experience, and ability to create their own employment opportunities in Canada.
Self-employed candidates should fulfill or exceed a minimum score specified in the program’s selection criteria if they want to be considered for immigration.
The candidates should be able to prove that they have relevant experience of a minimum of two years. They can either have participated in a cultural or sporting activity at an international level or be self-employed in the fields related to cultural or sporting activities. Either way, they should be known as extremely skilled in their chosen discipline.
The federal government stipulates that the candidates should make important contributions to the enrichment of culture and sport and the development of specific economic activities in Canada.