IMMIGRATE AS A SELF-EMPLOYED PERSON
If you wish to work in Canada under self employed immigration program, then you have come to the right place. The self-employed class is suitable for self-employed businesspersons who do not intend to employ other persons in their business. Under this class, there is no minimum capital or past ownership requirements, but applicants must satisfy a points test and minimum English language requirement. Applicants must prepare a viable, well-researched business proposal and possesses sufficient funds and experience to establish or purchase proposed business in Canada. If you wish to take that step and live in Canada, contact us and we will guide you every step of the way!
"Self-employed person" means an immigrant who intends and has the ability to establish or purchase a business in Canada that will create an employment opportunity for himself and will make a significant contribution to the economy or the cultural or artistic life of Canada.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SELF-EMPLOYED CLASS
In order to be approved as a self-employed person, the applicant must first meet the Regulatory definition, and then comply with the selection criteria for that category of immigrant.
The following aspects of the regulatory definition should be factored into your assessment of an immigrant:
- Who intends and has the ability to establish or purchase a business in Canada
- Create an employment opportunity for himself
- Make a significant contribution to the economy or the cultural or artistic life of Canada.
The applicant must have sufficient funds to create an employment opportunity for himself and maintain himself and his dependents. He must show that he has been able to support himself and family through his talents and would be likely to continue to do so in Canada. This includes the ability to be self-supporting until his employment opportunity has been created. The applicant must plan to make a significant contribution in the cultural or artistic field. The category is designed to attract such persons as artists, performers or sports personalities.
To be eligible for immigration as a self-employed person, an applicant must have at least two years of one of the following types of experience in the period beginning five years before the date of application:
- Self-employment in cultural activities or athletics;
- Participation at a world-class level in cultural activities or athletics; or
- Farm management experience.