Self-employed Persons

Self-employed Persons

Self-employed applicants, who successfully obtain permanent residence in Canada, have an advantage over investors and entrepreneurs, because self-employed applicants are not subject to specific terms and conditions once they become permanent residents of Canada. 

The applicant must have the intention and ability to create his own employment and make a significant contribution to the cultural, artistic or athletic life of Canada or to create his employment by purchasing and running a farm in Canada. 

A person must have a two years of relevant experience as a self-employed individual in cultural activities, athletics or participation at a world-class level in cultural activities, athletics or farm management.

The applicant must have both relevant experience and the intention and ability to be self-employed in Canada in one of the specified areas, and to make a significant contribution to one of these activities in Canada.

The selection grid for self-employed applicants is similar to the one in place for investors and entrepreneurs, except that self-employed applicants have different criteria for experience and adaptability.

We can assess whether the self-employed category is the best option among the others, or whether it is in fact, the only option for permanent residence in Canada, based on the client’s situation and wishes.

Once a decision is made by the client to file such an application, we will prepare the necessary documentation and submissions. All business applications require extensive documentation and are greatly assisted by expert legal preparation.