Move to Canada through Self Employed Immigration

Self Employed Immigration

IRCC’s self employed immigration visa program allows experts & experienced foreign nationals in the field of arts & culture or athletics to settle permanently in Canada. The idea is to encourage international professional athletes and artists to significantly contribute to Canada’s art, culture, and athletic life.

The program requires individuals to prove their experience in their respective sports or art field and also demonstrate their ability to be self-employed in Canada.

Eligibility for Self Employed Immigration Program

Given below are few essential requirements for an individual to qualify in the federal self employed immigration program:

Firstly, he/she should have relevant experience of at least 2 years in five years before application, in the fields of arts or athletics. He/she must have participated in a world class event related to cultural activities or athletics and/or be self-employed in cultural activities or athletics. 

Secondly, the applicant must showcase the intention and capability to create his/her own employment and create employment in the field of cultural, artistic or athletic spheres.

Thirdly, the applicant should demonstrate suitable funds to prove their worth to be self-employed in Canada and contribute to the country’s economic growth while simultaneously meeting their own and accompanying family members’ settlement needs.

Fourthly, the applicant needs to score at least 35 points under IRCC’s five selection criteria and point system which includes the following factors:

  1. Education: A Masters or PhD degree or a minimum of 17 years of full-time study will fetch a maximum point of 25 while a high school certificate/degree will result in minimum 5 points.
  2. Experience: 5 years of relevant experience (as mentioned above) can get applicants maximum 35 points while 2 years of relevant experience will earn them 20 points.
  3. Age: If the applicant is aged between 21 to 49 years, he or she can earn maximum points of 10. On the other hand, applicants aged 16 or below will not get any points.
  4. Language Proficiency: Applicants scoring a maximum score of 4 in all abilities of any authorized language proficiency tests (IELTS, CELPIP, TEF, & others) can earn a maximum of 24 points based on the level of their proficiency.
  5. Adaptability: External factors like having a spouse or common law partner who has relevant education or work experience in Canada, or a blood relative who is a permanent resident or citizen of Canada can get the applicant additional 3 to 5 points. 

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