To qualify for the Self-Employed program, applicants must have the relevant experience.
You must provide proof of at least two years of relevant work experience in the applicant’s profession within the five years prior to their application. Professional athletes and individuals in the arts and culture industry must either provide evidence of:
2 years of being self-employed within their industry, or 2 years of participating at a world-class events and activities within their profession , or A combination of one year of each one of the above requirements Self-employed applicants wishing to operate a farm must be have 2 years of farm management experience within the five-year prior to their application.
Applicants must score a minimum of 35 points out of 100 if they wish to immigrate to Canada under the self-employed stream.
Selection Criteria Maximum Points Education 25 Experience 35 Age 10 Language 24 Adaptability 6 Total 100
The additional Medical exams, police certificates and sufficient settlement funds are required.
Qualifying Activities Under the Self-Employed stream
Professional Occupations in Art and Culture
5111 Librarians 5112 Conservators and Curators 5113 Archivists 5121 Authors and Writers 5122 Editors 5123 Journalists 5124 Professional Occupations in Public Relations and Communications 5125 Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters 5131 Producers, Directors, Choreographers and Related Occupations 5132 Conductors, Composers and Arrangers 5133 Musicians and Singers 5134 Dancers 5135 Actors and Comedians 5136 Painters, Sculptors and Other Visual Artists
Technical and Skilled Occupations in Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport
5211 Library and Archive Technicians and Assistants 5212 Technical Occupations Related to Museums and Art Galleries 5221 Photographers 5222 Film and Video Camera Operators 5223 Graphic Arts Technicians 5224 Broadcast Technicians 5225 Audio and Video Recording Technicians 5226 Other Technical and Co-ordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts 5227 Support Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts 5231 Announcers and Other Broadcasters 5232 Other Performers 5241 Graphic Designers and Illustrators 5242 Interior Designers 5243 Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers 5244 Artisans and Craftspersons 5245 Patternmakers – Textile, Leather and Fur Products 5251 Athletes 5252 Coaches 5253 Sports Officials and Referees 5254 Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation, Sport and Fitness