Self Employed Immigration Program

The Canada Self Employed Program is a specific immigration program designed for individuals who are self-employed and have expertise in artistic, cultural, or lifestyle pursuits. This program provides an opportunity for such individuals to immigrate to Canada without any minimum investment or net-worth requirements. This means that individuals do not have to meet a minimum financial threshold to be eligible to apply for this program.

To be eligible for this program, the applicant must have relevant experience and the ability to demonstrate that their skills, knowledge, and experience will contribute to the cultural, artistic, or lifestyle fabric of Canada. They must also demonstrate that they have the intention and ability to become self-employed in Canada. This could include evidence of past success in similar activities, a solid business plan for future self-employment, and evidence of relevant education, training, and/or certification.


  • Following selection, applicants and dependents will be granted an unconditional Canada Business PR Visa, as well as world-class and highly rewarded PR benefits.
  • The primary advantage of this program is that there is no minimum investment or net worth requirement.
  • Canada offers rewarding opportunities for self-employment to expand your business activities in the world’s most business-friendly country.
  • You are not required to obtain a job offer under this program and your PR status in Canada is not subject to any conditions.


  • A minimum of 35 points must be obtained on the program’s point assessment grid based on the factors of age, education, experience, language, and adaptability.
  • Applicant must have at least two years of relevant work experience or have participated in a Global level Event in the claimed field of self-employment for two years. Farm operators must also have two years of farm management experience.
  • Applicants must keep enough settlement funds to cover their initial stay in Canada.
  • They must demonstrate their legal intent to start a business or make a significant contribution to Canada’s artistic, cultural, athletic, or farming life