Self-employed person

Studying in Canada

To be eligible to apply for permanent residence under the self-employed person program, you must have at least 2 years of work experience in the last 5 years as a self-employed in cultural activities or athletics. Also, you must show that you intend to become self-employed in Canada.

1Selection Criteria

Applicant must score minimum 35 points out of 100 points based on following 5 selection criteria.

  • Experience - Max 35 points
  • Education - Max 25 points
  • Age - Max 10 points
  • English and/or French - Max 24 points
  • Adaptibility - Max 6 points
2Other Requirements

Applicant must meet Medical, security checks, and other requirements to apply under this program.

  • You and your family members must pass a medical exam and have a police certificate.
  • You must show proof of funds that you enough money to support yourself and your family after immigrating to Canada.
3Eligible Occupations

Following is a detailed list of eligible occupations under the self-employed person program.

Professional occupations in art and culture (Major Group 51 of NOC):

511 Librarians, archivists, conservators and curators

  • 5111 Librarians
  • 5112 Conservators and curators
  • 5113 Archivists
  • 512 Writing, translating and related communications professionals

  • 5121 Authors and writers
  • 5122 Editors
  • 5123 Journalists
  • 5125 Translators, terminologists, and interpreters
  • 513 Creative and performing artists

  • 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 occupations in art, culture, recreation, and sport (Major Group 52):

    521 Technical occupations in libraries, public archives, museums and art galleries

  • 5211 Library and public archive technicians
  • 5212 Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries
  • 522 Photographers, graphic arts technicians and technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, and the performing arts

  • 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, photography and the performing arts
  • 523 Announcers and other performers, n.e.c.

  • 5231 Announcers and other broadcasters
  • 5232 Other performers, n.e.c.
  • 524 Creative designers and craftspersons

  • 5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
  • 5242 Interior designers and interior decorators
  • 5243 Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers
  • 5244 Artisans and craftspersons
  • 5245 Patternmakers – textile, leather and fur products
  • 525 Athletes, coaches, referees and related occupations

  • 5251 Athletes
  • 5252 Coaches
  • 5253 Sports officials and referees
  • 5254 Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport, and fitness
  • Why choose PIS?

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