Immigrate to Canada as a self-employed person

The Self-employed Persons Program allows people to immigrate to Canada permanently as a self-employed person.

If you’re interested in this program, you must:

  • have relevant experience in cultural activities or athletics and

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


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

  • have relevant experience

  • be willing and able to be self-employed in Canada

  • meet the program’s selection criteria and

Relevant experience

Your experience is relevant if you have:

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

  • been a self-employed person in cultural activities or athletics

  • meet medical, security and other conditions

Professional Occupations in Art and Culture

5111 Librarians

5112 Conservators and Curators

5113 Archivists

5121 Authors and Writers

5122 Editors

5123 Journalists

5124 Professional Occupations in Public Relations and Communications

5125 Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters

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 and Skilled Occupations in Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport

5211 Library and Archive Technicians and Assistants

5212 Technical Occupations Related to Museums and Art Galleries

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 and the Performing Arts

5231 Announcers and Other Broadcasters

5232 Other Performers

5241 Graphic Designers and Illustrators

5242 Interior Designers

5243 Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers

5244 Artisans and Craftspersons

5245 Patternmakers - Textile, Leather and Fur Products

5251 Athletes

5252 Coaches

5253 Sports Officials and Referees

5254 Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation, Sport and Fitness

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