Self-employed persons class

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

This section describes how to process applications for permanent residence submitted by applicants in the Self-employed persons class.

A self-employed person is a foreign national who has relevant experience and has the intention and ability to be self-employed in Canada and to make a significant contribution to cultural activities, athletics or the purchase and management of a farm in Canada.

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