To encourage genuine and ample immigration applications, we are witnessing increasing Canadian immigration programs that provide an array of possibilities for individuals working in all sorts of occupations. The Self-Employed person program allows candidates to settle in Canada permanently as a self-employed person. Federal self-employed person program is accessible to skilled professionals at an elite level of arts, athletics or cultural status as well as other aspects.
Comparative to other immigration programs, this program is little less complicated and is flexible for those who are willing to settle in Canada while pursuing self-employment. The requirements of this particular program seem to be lenient. If you’re interested to apply under this category you must:
- Have a relevant experience of at least 2 years in their domain at either a world class/International level or can prove their ability to create liveable career.
- Be prepared and willing to contribute significantly to the athletic or cultural life of Canada
Besides these two basic requirements, applicants must also meet the eligibility criteria based on point system for Self-Employed Visa.
This point system is evaluated on the basis of applicant’s:
|SELECTION CRITERIA||MAXIMUM POINTS|
EDUCATION (25 maximum points)
|Master’s Degree or Ph.D. and at least 17 years of full-time or full-time equivalent study||25 points|
|Two or more university degrees at the bachelor’s level and at least 15 years of full-time or full-time |
|Three-year diploma, trade certificate or apprenticeship and at least 15 years of full-time or full-time |
|University degree of two years or more at the bachelor’s level and at least 14 years of full-time or|
full-time equivalent study.
|A two-year diploma, trade certificate or apprenticeship and at least 14 years of full-time or full-time|
| One-year university degree at the bachelor’s level and at least 13 years of full-time or full-time |
|One-year diploma, trade certificate or apprenticeship and at least 13 years of full-time or full-time|
|One-year diploma, trade certificate or apprenticeship and at least 12 years of full-time or full-time |
|Completed high school.||5 points|
EXPERIENCE (35 maximum points)
|Two years of relevant experience||20 points|
|Three years of relevant experience||25 points|
|Four years of relevant experience||30 points|
|Five years of relevant experience||35 points|
AGE (10 maximum points)
|16 or under||0 points|
LANGUAGE ABILITIES – English or French (24 maximum points)
|First Official Language||Speaking||Listening||Reading||Writing|
*Only a maximum of two points in total for basic proficiency
|Second Official Language||Speaking||Listening||Reading||Writing|
ADAPTABILITY (6 maximum points)
These points are evaluated basis on your spouse or common law-partner’s level of education.
|Secondary school (high school) diploma or less||0 points|
|A one-year diploma, trade certificate, apprenticeship, or university degree and at least 12 years of full-time |
or full-time equivalent studies
|A two or three-year diploma, trade certificate, apprenticeship, or university degree and at least 14 years of |
full-time or full-time equivalent studies
|poA master’s degree or PhD and at least 17 years of full-time or full-time equivalent studies||5 points|
You may be awarded with some extra points if you’ve:
- Worked in Canada – If the applicant or spouse/common law partner has a verified full-time work permit for a minimum of 1 year they will get 5 points
- Relatives in Canada– If the applicant or spouse/common law partner has a blood relative who is either a citizen or permanent resident of Canada; they will get 5 points extra.
During the immigration process, the officer may ask you certain questions to explain doubtful information to get a deep insight on it. They may also ask you to submit your biometrics information.