Investment Programs

Self-employed Persons Program

The Self-employed Persons Program is a Canada immigration program for self-employed person.

Key requirements:

  • have at least 2 years relevant self-employed experience, preferably in cultural activities or athletics; or
  • World-class in cultural activities or athletics

Processing time:

  • depending on background of applicants

What are the competitive edges:

  • Obtain permanent residency directly, no need to go through a “work permit” stage
  • No specific investment requirements

Self-employed Persons Program is suitable for:

  • This category is most suitable for artists, designers, photographers, athletes, and musicians.
  • World-class level in cultural activities or athletics
  • Self-employed business owner, who can come up with a convincing business plan that they can earn their living and make a contribution to Canada, may also be considered


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