Express Entry Update – Changes effective November 19, 2016 (click to follow)

Self-employed

Self-employed

This program is meant for certain types of self-employed people who have the intention and ability to become self-employed in Canada. This program is geared towards people in the field of athletics and culture (music, dancers, artists, etc.) who have international fame having performed at the world-class level.

The program also allows self-employed farmers who can purchase and manage a farm in Canada.

The Federal Self employed immigration program has the following requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years of ‘relevant’ experience within last 5 years
  • intention and ability to be self-employed in Canada
  • the above ability is for ‘specified’ economic activities

The applicant is then assessed on the points table and selection criteria, and is approved only on achieving the pass marks. However, the initial assessment as ‘self-employed’ applicant is the more stringent of the 2 selections.

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