Visa in Canada
If you seek to become self-employed in Canada, you may be eligible for the Self-Employed Program. Our Ottawa immigration lawyers at Gerami Law PC have experience assisting clients in this area and expertise on the applicable eligibility requirements.
The Self-employed permanent residency category applies exclusively for individuals with relevant experience, who have taken part in cultural activities, or world class athletics, who have been self-employed in these activities, or individuals who have previous experience managing a farm.
The selection criteria for this category is based on experience, education, age, language abilities, and adaptability. It is also important to note that the applicants and their family members have to be admissible, and pass a medical test, a background security check, and have sufficient resources to support themselves and their families in Canada.
To be qualify individuals must:
- Have relevant experience and be able to be self-employed in Canada;
- Meet the selection criteria for self-employed people; and
- Meet medical, security and other conditions.
They must also demonstrate that they can contribute to the Canadian economy.
WHAT IS RELEVANT EXPERIENCE?
Relevant experience includes:
- Taking part in cultural activities or athletics at a world-class level;
- Being self-employed in cultural activities or athletics; or
- Having experience in managing a farm.
WHAT SELECTION CRITERIA WILL CIC BASE THEIR DECISION ON?
CIC will assess your application based on several factors, including:
- 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, amongst others.
Note: If you seek to live to Quebec, you must apply through the separate provincial business immigration program.
The immigration lawyers at Gerami Law PC have significant experience in dealing with various immigration matters, and proposing tailored solutions to unique client situations. We strive to provide personalized care to each of our clients and deliver high calibre legal services. Our law firm reflects the diversity of the clients we serve with a proven track record of success in dealing with complex immigration matters.
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