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Federal Self-Employed Workers

The Federal Self-Employed Worker Program is designed for foreign nationals who are self-employed in cultural activities or athletics and intend to become self-employed in Canada.

To qualify for the Federal Self-Employed Worker Program you must have:

• taken part in cultural activities or athletics at a world-class level,
• been self-employed in cultural activities or athletics, or
• have experience in managing a farm

The following selection factors are also taken into account:

  • • your education
  • • your age
  • • your knowledge of English or French
  • • your adaptability

The following are the qualifying activities for self-employed workers:


 Professional Occupations in Art and Culture

  • Librarians, Archivists, Conservators and Curators

  • Writing, Translating and Public Relations Professionals, Authors and writers , Editors , Journalists , Translators

  • Creative and Performing Artists, Producers and Directors , Musicians and Singers , Dancers , Actors and Comedians , Painters and Sculptors and other Visual Artists  

 Technical Occupations in Art, Culture, Recreation, and Sport

  • Technical Occupations in Libraries, Archives, Museums and Art Galleries

  • Photographers, Graphic Arts Technicians and Technical and Co-ordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts, Photographers , Film and video camera operators , broadcasting 

  • Announcers and Other Performers

  • Creative Designers and Craftsperson , Graphic designers , Interior Designers , Theatre , Fashion and other creative designers , Patternmakers in Textile or lather and Fur products  
  • Athletes, Coaches, Referees and Related Occupations , Athletes , Coaches , Sport officials and Referees , Instructors in fitness and sport





If you would like us to perform a free assessment to determine if you qualify as a self-employed worker, please click here.

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If you are interested in learning about other immigration programs please visit the following links:

• Quebec Self-Employed Workers
Skilled Workers
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