The federal self-employed person class for permanent residence is limited to certain spheres of economic activity: cultural activities, athletics, or the purchase and management of a farm.
To qualify as a self-employed person, applicants must:
- Have relevant experience;
- Have the intention and ability to be self-employed in Canada and to make a significant contribution to the specified spheres of economic activity.
- Meet the selection criteria for self-employed people; and
- Meet medical, security and other conditions.
- Intend to reside in a province other than Quebec.
They must also demonstrate that they can contribute to the Canadian economy, which is assessed based on qualities such as their experience, education, age, language abilities, and adaptability.
IRCC will assess your application based on several factors, including:
- Business Experience;
- Language abilities; and
Some examples of people who usually apply under this category include musicians, singers, choreographers, producers, directors, painters, writers, journalists, photographers, announcers and broadcasters, graphic and interior designers, athletes, coaches and referees, among others.