How can I qualify under the Self-Employed Persons Program?
To qualify as a Self-Employed person, you must be able to demonstrate experience, intention and ability to establish or purchase a business in Canada that will keep you employed and make a significant contribution to cultural activities, athletics or farming in Canada. Your intended business must generate sufficient revenues to support you and your dependents. If your destination is in the Province of Quebec, you must have:
- A net worth of at least CAD$100,000, lawfully obtained; and
- At least two years of experience as a self-employed worker in the occupation you plan to pursue in the Province of Quebec.
Under the Quebec Selection Criteria, your field of activity is not limited to culture, athletics or farming.