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program requirements

Business immigration programs are designed for people who can invest in, or start a business in Canada  and are expected to support the development of a strong and prosperous Canadian economy. There are two classes of business immigrants:

  • Start-up Visa

  • Self-employed persons.


Self-Employed Person

The Self-Employed Program seeks to bring people who will become self-employed in Canada. They must have either:

  • relevant experience in cultural activities or athletics, and

    • intend and be able to make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada, or

  • experience in managing a farm, and

    • intend and be able to buy and manage a farm in Canada.

Requirements Overview

To qualify as a self-employed person, you must:


Relevant Experience

Your experience is relevant if you have:

  • taken part in cultural activities or athletics at a world-class level or

  • been self-employed in cultural activities or athletics or

  • experience managing a farm

See definitions of terms used for self-employed applicants for more information.

Selection criteria

You application will be assessed based on selection criteria that include your:

  • age

  • education

  • experience

  • language abilities

  • adaptability factors

Medical, Security and Other Requirements

You and your family members must pass medical exam and obtain police certificates.

You must also show that you have enough money to support yourself and your family after you get to Canada.

If you want further information about Business Immigration programs or require our assistance in preparation and submission of your application please fill out the form provided below. 

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