Self Employed Person Class

Self-Employed Immigration Options to Canada in 2021

Self Employed Person Class is a unique platform to get a PR in Canada. A foreign national who has the relevant experience and has the desire and ability to be self-employed in Canada is eligible under this program. An applicant must make a significant contribution in Canada to one of the following:

• Cultural activities

• Athletics

The intent of this program is to enrich the Canadian culture and sports.



A self employed must meet the following conditions

• A self employed must have relevant experience.

• A self employed must be willing and able to be self-employed in Canada.

• A self employed must meet the program’s selection criteria and

• A self employed must meet the medical, security, and other conditions.


Relevant Experience

• An applicant must have participated in a cultural event or athletics event at a world-class level OR an applicant has been a self-employed person in cultural activities or athletics.

• At least two-year of experience with the last 5 years.

Intent and Ability to be Self-Employed in Canada

An applicant under this stream must demonstrate the ability to create his/her own employment opportunity in Canada. There is no minimum investment level requirement in this stream, but financial assets may demonstrate the ability to self employed in Canada. An applicant must have sufficient funds to create employment opportunities for himself/herself and support his/her family members.

Selection Criteria and Points Allocation

An applicant will be assessed on certain criteria. This includes experience, age, education, language ability, and adaptability.

Selection CriteriaMaximum Points
Official Language Proficiency24


Point Allocation
Relevant ExperienceMaximum Points 35
Five Years35
Four Years30
Three Years25
Two years20


AgeMaximum 10 points
21 years of age or older, but less than 50 years of age10
20 or 50 years of age8
19 or 51 years of age6
18 or 52 years of age4
17 or 53 years of age2
Under 17 years of age or 54 years of age or older0


EducationMaximum Points 35
Master’s Degree or Ph.D. and at least 17 years of full-time or full-time equivalent study25
Two or more university degrees at the bachelor’s level or Three-year diploma, trade certificate or apprenticeship22
University degree of two years or more at the bachelor’s level or Two-year diploma, trade certificate or apprenticeship20
One-year university degree at the bachelor’s level or One-year diploma, trade certificate or apprenticeship4
One-year diploma, trade certificate or apprenticeship12
Secondary school education5


Official LanguageFirst LanguageSecond Language
High proficiency168
Moderate proficiency88
Basic proficiency22
No proficiency00


Spouse’s Education (Master Degree or PhD)5
Spouse’s Education ( Two or Three Year Diploma or Degree)4
Spouse’s Education ((One Year Diploma or Degree)3
Previous Work in Canada5
Previous Study in Canada5
Relatives in Canada5


Application Fee

An applicant needs to pay application fees which includes;

• Processing Fees

• The Right of Permanent Residence Fees

• A self employed must meet the program’s selection criteria and

• Biometric Fees – The biometrics fee covers the cost of collecting fingerprints and a digital photo.

• Third-Party Fees – Depending on the application a third-party fees may include

o Medical Exam Fees

o Police Certificate Fees

o Language Testing Fees

An applicant is required to pay the fees through online mode.

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