Immigrate as a self-employed person: About the process


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About the process

The Self-employed Persons Program allows people to immigrate to Canada permanently as a self-employed person.

If you’re interested in this program, you must:

  • have relevant experience in cultural activities or athletics and
  • be willing and able to make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada

Do you want to live in Quebec?

The province of Quebec runs its own business immigration program. If you want to live in Quebec, visit Quebec’s immigration website.

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