The Self-Employed Persons Program seeks to bring people who will become self-employed in Canada. They must have either:
- relevant experience in cultural activities or athletics, and
- intend and be able to make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada, or
- experience in farm management, and
- intend and be able to buy and manage a farm in Canada.
Determine your eligibility
Find out if you are eligible to immigrate to Canada as a self-employed person.
Follow the steps to apply as a self-employed person.
Check processing times
Find out how long it will take CIC to process your application.
After you apply: Next steps
Learn what you should do after you apply to come to Canada.
Prepare for your arrival
Know what to expect when you arrive in Canada.