Federal Program for Self-Employed Persons

In order to qualify under this program, potential candidates must demonstrate:

    • A two (2) year relevant experience within the past five (5) years as :
      • a self-employed person in the athletic or cultural field;
      • an internationally recognized member in the athletic or cultural field;
      • agricultural management.
    • having the ability to create their own employment in the athletic or cultural field or the ability to own and manage a farm;
    • having a net worth of at least CAD$100,000.

Should you wish to evaluate if your work experience meets the legal requirements to file such an application, do not hesitate to contact us.

Quebec Program for Self-Employed Persons

From April 1st, 2014, to March 31st, 2015, no more than 500 applications for the Certificate of Selection of Quebec (CSQ) will be accepted for processing under the self-employed worker program. However, this cap also includes applications under the entrepreneurs program.

As of May 16th, 2014, 166 applications have been received by Immigration Quebec under both categories.