The Self-Employed Program is created to attract those applicants who plan and are capable to become self-employed in Canada. 

Candidates must have the relevant experience and the ability to make a significant contribution to the cultural or sporting life in Canada. 

Some of the cultural activities accepted are painter, designer, writer, journalist, dancer, and musician. Sport-related activities are athlete, coach, and referee. 

To qualify for business immigration to Canada under the Self-employed Program, you must:

  • Prove that you have the appropriate artistic or athletic experience that allowed you to be self-employed in your country of origin.
  • Make a reasonably significant contribution to one of these fields through your relevant experience and skills in Canada.
  • Have adequate funds for immigration purposes according to the usual visa procedure, this includes supporting any dependents that you want to bring in Canada with you.
  • Have two years of experience in your chosen discipline in order to practice in that area of culture or athletics.

The business plan is one of the key documents immigration officers rely on to determine whether you meet the immigration requirements. A highly detailed business plan that provides the information that immigration officers need is an essential part of your Self-Employed Visa application.

ConsultingTO creates professional immigration business plans unique to each client. We have experience developing comprehensive business plans that effectively articulate your activity clearly and consistently with immigration guidelines and requirements.