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 Welcome to yet another amazing secret revealing post about how to migrate to Canada. I will be discussing how you can move to Canada as a Self-employed person. Who Can Apply, How To Apply and the Requirements For The Canada Self-Employed Program.


If you are a Self-employed person and will like to move to Canada, you will really need to read to the end of this write-up because I have a lot of information for you.


The Federal Self-employed Program allows foreign nationals to immigrate to Canada as Self-employed persons. This program is aimed at those who have relevant experience in cultural activities and athletics.


There are 3 immigration streams for the Self-employed immigration pathway namely:  


  •    Federal Self-employed program
  •    Quebec Self-employed program
  •    Provincial nominee programs for Self-employed workers.


The Federal Self-employed Program uses a point based grading system to assess the eligibility of the applicants. This program requires that applicants must have 2 years of relevant work experience within their field as proof that they can be Self-employed in any Canadian province except Quebec.


Québec Self-employed Program is almost same with the Canadian Federal Self-employed Program, the only exception is that it requires the applicant’s ability to demonstrate that they can be successfully Self-employed within their industry. The Quebec Self-employed Program also requires that applicants must have a net worth of at least $100,000 and also the intention of residing in the Quebec province.


 Provincial Nominee Programs for Self-employed workers allows for Self-employed persons to settle in a particular province in Canada. Each province has its own requirements and selection criteria. You can choose to apply under any provinces Self-employed stream of the Provincial Nominee Program.


To immigrate to Canada as a Self-employed person:

  •  You must have at least 2 years relevant experience in cultural activities or athletics at a world class level or been a Self-employed person in cultural activities or athletics.
  •  You must be willing to be Self-employed in Canada.
  •  You must meet the program selection criteria.
  •  You must meet medical, security and other conditions.
  •  You must have a Medical exam and get Police certificates.
  •  If you are coming with your family to Canada under this program same applies to your family members.
  •  You must also show that you have enough money to support yourself and your family in Canada.  
  •   You are assessed and selected on this program based on your Experience, Education, Age, Language Abilities and Adaptability.

Applicants are awarded points in the following order:

  • Education 25 points
  • Experience 35 points
  • Age 10 points
  • Language Proficiencies 24 points
  • Adaptability 6 points

For a total score of 100 points. Successful candidates will have a minimum passing score of 35 points that is subject to change. Candidates will be selected based on their scores for each category. The documents they provide with their application and whether or not they meet the standards of a Self-employed person in Canada.



Professional occupations in Art and Culture include:

NOC 5111 - Librarians

NOC 5112 - Conservators and Curators

NOC 5113 – Archivists

NOC 5121 - Authors and Writers

NOC 5122 – Editors

NOC 5123 – Journalists

NOC 5124 - Professional Occupations in Public Relations and Communications

NOC 5125 – Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters

NOC 5131 – Producers, Directors, Choreographers and Related Occupations

NOC 5132 – Conductors, Composers and Arrangers

NOC 5133 - Musicians and Singers

NOC 5134 – Dancers

NOC 5135 - Actor and Comedians

NOC 5136 – Painters, Sculptors and other visual artists.

Technical and Skilled Occupations in Art, Culture Recreation and Sport include:

NOC 5211 - Library and Archive technicians and Assistance

NOC 5212 - Technical Occupations Related to Museums and Art Galleries

NOC 5221 – Photographers

NOC 5222 - Film and Video Camera Operators

NOC 5223 - Graphic Arts Technicians

NOC 5224 - Broadcast Technicians

NOC 5225 - Audio and Video Recording Technicians

NOC 5226 – Others Technical and Coordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures Broadcasting and the Performing Arts

NOC 5227 – Support Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts

NOC 5231 - Announcers and Other Broadcasters

NOC 5232 - Other Performers

NOC 5241 -Graphic Designers and illustrators

NOC 5242 - Interior Designers

NOC 5243 – Theater, Fashion Exhibit and Other Creative Designers

NOC 5244 - Artisans and Crafts Person's

NOC 5245 - Pattern Makers (Textile, Leather and Fur Products)

NOC 5251 – Athletes

NOC 5252 – Coaches

NOC 5253 - Sports Officials and Referees

NOC 5254 - Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation, Sport and Fitness.


That’s are all the information you need. You can see all the documents required of this program, where you can pay your application fees and how you can submit your application.


I hope I have been able to explain to you how you can move to Canada as a Self-employed person. Remember to kindly share with friends and on your social media pages.


Wishing you all the best.



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