Canada Self Employed Visa


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Canada Self-Employed Persons Program or Self Employed Visa is designed for people who will and intend to become self-employed in the country.

They should have either:

Relevant cultural activities or athletics experience, and also intend and be able to make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada


Experience in farm management, and also intend and be able to invest, buy and manage a farm in any Canadian province.

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Points Based Eligibility Criteria

Points are assigned for below mentioned parameters for the Canada Self Employed Visa Program:

1.    Relevant farm/cultural activities/athletics experience
2.    Educational qualification
3.    Age
4.    Language proficiency
5.    Adaptability

Total of 35 points is needed to qualify for the Self Employed Person’s Program.

Visa applicants need to provide supporting documents for every points scored under each of the selection criteria.

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Details on Employment Experience

The required relevant work experience for being eligible is at least two years of experience.

For Cultural Activities:

Two 1-year duration of experience in self-employment in cultural activities


Two 1-year duration of experience in participation at a world class level in cultural activities


Combination of a one-year period of experience and a one-year period of participation

For Athletics:

Two 1-year duration of experience in self-employment in athletics


Two 1-year periods of experience in participation at a world class level in athletics


Combination of a one-year period of experience and a one-year period of participation

For Farm Managers

Minimum of 2 one-year periods of experience managing a farm

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Exclusine Visa Benefits

  • Self-Employed visa holders are free to settle anywhere in Canada, work or pursue further study or invest in a business access
  • Applicants will enjoy the same rights and privileges as that of the Canadian nationals with the exception of the right to vote
  • Applicants and their dependents will have access to government-subsidized health care and subsidized education
  • Applicants will have access to a highly trained workforce and will enjoy special taxation incentives for business investment
  • After 3 years of stay in Canada applicants can apply for Canadian citizenship.

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Family Members

Family members (spouse or common-law partner, and dependent children) can apply along with the main applicant for permanent residency. Any unmarried and dependent child below 19 can also accompany the applicant to Canada.

A child below 19 who is financially dependent on the parent because of the full-time study and a child of age 19 or over who is dependent because of the mental or physical disabilities can also accompany the applicant.

To know more about the documents required and visa fee, contact us!

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Visa Fee

Processing fees for Canada self employed person’s program:

  • Principal applicant: 1050 CAD
  • Spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner of the principal applicant: 550 CAD
  • Family member of the main applicant who is under 19 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner, or is 19 years of age or older who has been unable to be financially self-supporting since before the age of 19, due to a physical or mental condition: 150 CAD

The right of Permanent Resident Visa fee for every applicant is 490 CAD

Disclaimer: Visa fees are subjected to change without prior notice

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Opulentus Services

Opulentus offers advice and guidance for best possible documentation. We assist and guide you at each step till you get your visa.

  • Expert advice on complete process stage wise
  • Visa documentation*
  • Provide you the document checklist stage-wise and assisting you with the requisites and the alternatives upon receiving the signed service agreement copy
  • Provide documents samples and assist you with inputs wherever necessary
  • Corresponding with the department, on your behalf, if required

*Documentation service differs from country to country. Please refer your Service Agreement for further details.

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Opulentus Fees, Cost & Refund Policy

Our service fee is Competitive & among the best you will find in the industry. At any given time, our state-of-the-art Processing Centre is processing over 5000 active cases from across the world. Our processes are standard & Process Consultants are the best in the world.

Our Prices are standard across all our offices. We guarantee that other than company offers & promotions, you will not be quoted a higher price & eventually pay a lower price. Prices are determined by the company & are fixed for all clients, offices & cases. You know you are paying the right price – the same as all our 10000+ clients around the world.


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