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Under the Self-Employed Persons Program, what is meant by a significant contribution?

There is no formal definition of “significant contribution.” Visa officers can use their judgment. A contribution to athletics or the arts, even at less than a national standard, may still be significant at the local level.

Please note that you must contribute to economic activities in Canada. This does not mean you cannot contribute to some activities outside of Canada.


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