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Self-Employed Persons


The Self-Employed Persons Program seeks to bring people who will become self-employed in Canada.

They must have either:


  •     relevant experience in cultural activities or athletics, and

  •     intend and be able to make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada, OR

  •     experience in farm management, and intend and be able to buy and manage a farm in Canada.




To be eligible as a self-employed person, you must:


  •     have relevant experience, and intend and be able to be self-employed in Canada,

  •     meet the selection criteria for self-employed people, and

  •     meet medical, security and other conditions.


Relevant experience


Your experience is relevant if you have:


  •      taken part in cultural activities or athletics at a world-class level

  •      been self-employed in cultural activities or athletics, 


  •      experience in managing a farm.


Selection criteria:     Experience, Education, Age, Language abilities, and Adaptability.



source:  CIC website


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