Federal Business Immigration

Federal Business Immigration

Self-employed persons must have the intention and ability to create their own employment and make a significant contribution to the cultural, artistic or athletic fields in Canada or to create their own employment by purchasing and managing a farm in Canada.

The experience must consist of qualifying activities. Self-employed immigrants must have relevant experience within the five-year period immediately preceding the date of application.

Federal Business Immigration

Relevant experience in respect of a self-employed person means that for at least two years in the period beginning five years before the date of application:

  • Self-employment in cultural activities or athletics; or
  • Participation, at the world-class level, in cultural activities or athletics; or
  • Farm management experience.

Applicants must also meet the other eligibility criteria based on point system. The applicant must score a minimum of 35 points if he/ she wants to immigrate to Canada as a self-employed person.

Selection Criteria Maximum Points
Education 25
Experience 35
Age 10
Proficiency in English/ French 24
Adabtability 6
Total 100