What's the Canadian Self-Employed Persons

Immigration Program?

This new immigration program is designed to attract prospective immigrants who intend and are able to become self-employed in Canada.


**Self-employed persons who intend to live in Quebec are not eligible under this program and should apply under the Quebec Self-Employed Program.

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If you’re interested in this program, you must have:
• Minimum High School (Secondary School) certificate
• 2 years relevant experience the field listed below
• Be less than 55 years old
• At least moderate ability in either the English OR French language


• The easiest means of obtaining the Canadian permanent resident status
• Requires no investment
• Several eligible profession and skills available
• You can migrate with your whole family
• Get your Permanent residency status in a few months.  Apply for Canadian citizenship thereafter.
• Minimal educational requirements

Qualifying Professions/skills:

Conservators and Curators
Authors and Writers
Professional Occupations in Public Relations and Communications
Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters
Producers, Directors, Choreographers and Related Occupations
Conductors, Composers and Arrangers
Musicians and Singers
Actors and Comedians
Painters, Sculptors and Other Visual Artists

The cost of our package starts at $1,200 and

includes advisory services + visa application support

(Payable in 2 installments)



Sports Officials and Referees

Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation, Sport and Fitness

Graphic Designers and Illustrators

Interior Designers


Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers

Artisans and Craftspersons

Patternmakers – Textile, Leather and Fur Products

Library and Archive Technicians and Assistants
Technical Occupations Related to Museums and Art Galleries
Film and Video Camera Operators
Graphic Arts Technicians
Broadcast Technicians
Audio and Video Recording Technicians
Other Technical and Co-ordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts
Support Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts
Announcers and Other Broadcasters
Other Performers


What we do

Although this program offers a tremendous opportunity, the application process can be tricky and often require an expert consultant. The last thing you want is have your application turned down due to flawed decisions and documentations.

Our highly experienced team of experts will assist in preparing and submitting your application to achieve the best possible outcome.

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Explore other programs: Startup visa programs

We help unlock the doors to business immigration so that you, your family, friends or employees can a new life and run a new business in the UK or other applicable countries. Explore other countries that offer a startup visa:


The Canada Startup Visa program is an program specifically designed for foreign entrepreneurs who wish to immigrate to Canada and start a new business or expand an existing one.


This program is targeted towards self-employed persons outside of the EU who have innovative, scalable and ideally driven businesses. It is applicable up to two founders of a company. 


The French Startup Visa is a program designed to help startup founders, employees and investors to live and work in France for 4 years with renewal options. 


Through this program, Chile will issue successful applicants a 12-month work visa within 15 days of application. Its specialty is that it is one of the fastest approval times available. 


Lithuania does not require founders to fulfill any capital or employment metric to obtain the permit. An initial 1 year of residency with permission to bring along family is given to founders. 


This program is for individuals who wish to start and run their businesses in Sweden. With the potential to extend into a permanent stay, the visa grants two years of permitted stay.

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