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Under the Self-Employed Persons Program, what does cultural activities mean?

Cultural activities include jobs generally seen as part of Canada’s artistic and cultural fields. Examples include:

  • authors and writers,
  • creative and performing artists,
  • musicians,
  • painters,
  • sculptors and other visual artists,
  • technical support and other jobs in motion pictures,
  • creative designers and
  • craftspeople.

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) provides a full list of qualifying activities for self-employed persons.


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