To qualify as a self-employed person, you must have at least two years of relevant experience and prove that you intend to become self-employed in Canada and will be able to make an economic contribution to Canada.
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. Different provinces have different criteria for individuals to be eligible under farm operator category.