Federal Self-Employed Worker Immigration Program - ICP Immigration Inc.

The Fe deral 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


The following selection factors are also taken into account:

  • your education
  • your age
  • yourknowledge of English or French
  • your adaptability
Professional Occupations in Art and Culture
  • Librarians
  • Conservators and curators
  • Archivists
  • Authors and writers
  • Editors
  • Journalists
  • Translators, terminologists and interpreters
  • Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
  • Conductors, composers and arrangers
  • Musicians and singers
  • Dancers
  • Actors and comedians
  • Painters, sculptors and other visual artists
  • Library and public archive technicians
  • Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries
  • Photographers
  • Film and video camera operators
  • Graphic arts technicians
  • Broadcast technicians
  • Audio and video recording technicians
  • Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
  • Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
  • Announcers and other broadcasters
  • Other performers, n.e.c.
  • Graphic designers and illustrators
  • Interior designers and interior decorators
  • Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers
  • Artisans and craftspersons
  • Patternmakers - textile, leather and fur products
Sports activities
  • Athletes
  • Coaches
  • Sports officials and referees
  • Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness

Quebec Self-Employed Workers

Quebec Skilled Workers

Federal Skilled Workers

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