Federal Self-Employed
This program is perfect for self-employed individuals like farmers, international athletes or professionals in the arts and culture sector who can prove that they can be successfully self-employed in Canada. Under this program, eligible candidates can get a business immigration visa. To be eligible, applicants must have at least two years of relevant work experience within the five years prior to the date of application for this program.
Eligibility for Federal Self-Employed Programs
A person who has authentic self-employed experience in the cultural or athletic field is recognized as a self-employed person by the Canadian Government.
2 years of minimum professional experience will qualify the individual. He or she can be
  • Self-employed in their own profession for at least 2 years
  • Have working or participation experience of 2 years in any world-class event
  • 1 year of individual experience in any one of the above-mentioned points
Requirements for Self-Employed Programs
A minimum level of 35 points out of 100 is required to be scored by the applicant to qualify for the program
  • 25 points come from Education
  • 35 points come from Experience
  • 10 points from Age
  • 24 points from Language Proficiency
  • 6 points from Adaptability
Processing time for Self Employed Programs
It takes around 23 months as the processing time for applicants willing to earn PR through the Federal Self employed program.