Self Employed

Self Employed Category

The Self-Employed category is the only one that does not require a monetary investment or a minimum personal net worth. It is simply a fast-track option for those who have relevant experience in an occupation in art, culture, recreation, or sport, as listed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), and have the ability to become self-employed in Canada. This category is also for who wish to purchase and run a farm in Canada.

Key Benefits
  • Self-Employed visa holders are free to settle anywhere in Canada, work or pursue further study or invest in a business access
  • Applicants will enjoy the same rights and privileges as that of the Canadian nationals with the exception of the right to vote
  • Applicants and their dependents will have access to government-subsidized health care and subsidized education
  • Applicants will have access to a highly trained workforce and will enjoy special taxation incentives for business investment
  • After 3 years of stay in Canada applicants can apply for Canadian citizenship
You may apply under one of the following categories
  1. Farmer
  2. Librarians
  3. Conservators and Curators
  4. Archivists
  5. Authors and Writers
  6. Editors
  7. Journalists
  8. Professional Occupations in Public Relations and Communications
  9. Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters
  10. Producers, Directors, Choreographers and Related Occupations
  11. Conductors, Composers and Arrangers
  12. Musicians and Singers
  13. Dancers
  14. Actors and Comedians
  15. Painters, Sculptors and Other Visual Artists
  16. Library and Archive Technicians and Assistants
  17. Technical Occupations Related to Museums and Art Galleries
  18. Photographers
  19. Film and Video Camera Operators
  20. Graphic Arts Technicians
  21. Broadcast Technicians
  22. Audio and Video Recording Technicians
  23. Other Technical and Co-ordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures andBroadcasting
  24. Support Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts
  25. Announcers and Other Broadcasters
  26. Other Performers
  27. Graphic Designers and Illustrators
  28. Interior Designers
  29. Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers
  30. Artisans and Craftsperson
  31. Patternmakers – Textile, Leather and Fur Products
  32. Athletes
  33. Coaches
  34. Sports Officials and Referees
  35. Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation, Sport and Fitness
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