SELF-EMPLOYED PERSONS (FEDERAL)

A “self- employed person” means a foreign national who has relevant experience and has the intention and ability to be self- employed in Canada and to make a significant contribution to specified economic activities in Canada. “Relevant experience” in respect of 

  1. A self – employed person, other than a self- employed person selected by a province, means a minimum of two years of experience, during the period beginning five years the date of application for a permanent resident visa and ending on the day a determination is made in respect of the application, consisting of

In respect of Cultural Activities,

  1. Two one- year periods of experience in self- employment in cultural activities,
  2. Two- one -year periods of experience in participation at a word class level in cultural activities or
  3. A combination of a one- year period of experience described in clause (A) and a one-year period of experience described in clause (B),

ii in respect of Athletes  

  1. two one-year periods being self-employed in athletics, or
  2. two one-year periods participating at a world class level in athletics, or
  3. a combination of a one-year period described in clause A, and a one-year period described in clause B and in respect of the purchase and management of the farm, two one- year periods of experience in the management of a farm a self – employed person selected by a province, has the meaning provided by the law of the province.