Federal Self Employed

To be eligible for the Federal Self Employed Program, you must be involved in the following activities;

Cultural & Athletics

  • Two 1-year periods of full-time work experience in an eligible role in the last 5 years
  • Self employed in an eligible occupation or involvement in a eligible occupation at w world class level
  • Must show ability to continue the self-employed work to self support in Canada and make a significant contribution specified activity
  • Must prove intention and ability through business plan, business experience, exploratory visits and finances

Farmers (currently closed, opening date TBD)

  • Two 1-year periods of full-time work experience in an eligible role in the last 5 years
  • Management of a commercial farm
  • Plan to purchase and run a commercial farm in Canada
  • Must prove intention and ability through business plan, business experience, exploratory visits and finances

 

Eligible Occupations

  • Librarians
  • Archivists
  • Conservators
  • Curators
  • Writing Professionals
  • Creative Artists
  • Performing Artists
  • Photographers
  • Graphics Artists
  • Technical occupations in motion pictures
  • Announcers
  • Creative Designers
  • Crafts Professionals
  • Athletes
  • Coaches
  • Referees