How can you immigrate to Canada as a self-employed worker
Immigrating to the Great White North is a dream for lots of workers all over the world. But many of these workers don’t know that if they have a previous relevant experience in the cultural/artisanal, athletic (at an international level) or agricultural areas, they might be eligible to immigrate to Canada in the Federal Self-Employed Program. And since they want to come as self-employed workers, no job offer is required. But among other requirements, candidates must have at least two years of professional experience in these areas. Check the full list below according to the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
|NOC||Professional Occupations in Art and Culture|
|5112||Conservators and Curators|
|5121||Authors and Writers|
|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|
|5135||Actors and Comedians|
|5136||Painters, Sculptors, and Other Visual Artists|
|NOC||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|
|5222||Film and Video Camera Operators|
|5223||Graphic Arts 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|
|5241||Graphic Designers and Illustrators|
|5243||Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers|
|5244||Artisans and Craftspersons|
|5245||Patternmakers – Textile, Leather and Fur Products|
|5253||Sports Officials and Referees|
|5254||Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation, Sport, and Fitness|
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Other requirements to immigrate to Canada as a self-employed worker
Although there are not many prerequisites, it is not just come to Canada and be your own boss. The candidates for this pool need to attend other federal requirements. Also, the province of Quebec runs its own business immigration program for self-employment with its own specifications. For the federal program, the requirements are: be part in cultural activities or athletics at a world-class level or; work as self-employed in cultural activities or athletics or; experienced in managing a farm. Also, applicants must meet the self-employed criteria, as well as the medical and security criteria. In addition, candidates who wish to purchase a farm must have at least two years of farm management experience.
Besides the professional experience, it will be also taken in considering the level of education, the age, the language abilities, the adaptability and other information about the candidate. The maximum possible score is 100: 25 per Education, 35 per Experience, 10 per Age, 24 per Ability in English and/or French and 6 per Adaptability.
Finally, the applicant and his or her family must have a medical exam and police certificates. Also, they must prove to have enough incomes to pay for living expenses in Canada. As part of the immigration process, applicants may need an interview. During the interview, a visa officer may ask about possible unclear or inconsistent information. The officer might also inquire about shortcomings or gaps in the documents provided, among other questions.
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