Federal Self-Employed

Self-Employed Persons

In order to qualify, your client must first meet the definition of a self-employed person as noted in IRPR section 88:

“Self-employed person” means a foreign national who:

  • has relevant experience, and
  • has the intention and ability to be self-employed in Canada, and to
  • make a significant contribution to specified economic/cultural activities in Canada.

Self-Employed Persons – Categories

  • Cultural Activities
  • Athletics
  • Farm Management

Selection Criteria

A candidate must obtain a minimum of 35 points if they wish to immigrate to Canada as a self-employed person.