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Are you thinking of moving to Canada as a self-employed person? Here’s how you can

March 31, 2021BY Marketing

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Are you thinking of moving to Canada as a self-employed person? Here’s how you can

INTRODUCTION: 

The commencement of the 21st century contributed in conceptualizing the “World as a Global village”. Globalization erased the man made barriers of culture, population, flows of investments, information and technology among the world economies. Immigration and Talent acquisition reached newer heights. Moving from one country to another seemed easy. As a result one could witness a rapid surge in the number of immigrants to Canada. Today, one can also move to Canada as a self-employed person permanently. The Self-Employed Persons Program is designed for people who are willing to immigrate to Canada as a self-employed person. This article will tell you all the intricate details involved in this program and the respective process of immigration.

THE SELF-EMPLOYED PERSONS PROGRAM: 

The Self-Employed Persons Program is aimed to allow immigrants to move to Canada as a self-employed person on a permanent basis. It is quintessential to note that if you are willing to apply for this program then you need to fulfill the following conditions:

    • You must possess relevant experience in cultural activities or in the field of athletics.
    • You must also be willing to and be able to make notable amount of contribution to the cultural sector or the athletic sector of Canada.

ELIGIBILITY: WHO CAN APPLY?

To be eligible to apply for this program you are required to fulfill the following pre-requisites:

Relevant experience is crucial:

  • The experience you have is considered relevant only if you have participated in World-class level cultural activities or athletics. Along with this you are required to be self- employed in the cultural or athletics field.

For a self –employed person the term “relevant experience” refers to an experience of a minimum of 2 years at least. If the experience is of more than 2 years, then you are entitled for additional points on the same.

Your 2 years of experience for cultural activities must include:

  1. One should be self-employed for 2 one year periods in cultural activities or
  2. One should have participated in cultural activities at world class level for 2 one year periods or
  3. One should have been self-employed in cultural activities of one year period combined with participation in cultural activities at world class level for 1 year period as specified in the above points (I) and II).

Your 2 years of experience for athletics must include:

  1. One should be self-employed for 2 one year periods in athletics or
  2. One should have participated in athletics at world class level for 2 one year periods or
  3. One should have been self-employed in athletics of one year period combined with participation in athletics at world class level for 1 year period as specified in the above points (I) and II

One should be willing and be able to be self-employed in Canada:

One of the most important pre-requisites is that the applicant should be willing to be self-employed in Canada. Willingness alone is not sufficient, the applicant should also be in a position to support himself as a self-employed person in Canada too.

The program’s selection criteria has to be met:

  • The applicant has to undergo an assessment to be eligible to apply for this program.

There are 2 conditions to be fulfilled in this case:

  • The definition of a self-employed person needs to be met.
  • The applicant should be able to score a minimum of 35 points based on the grading and selection criteria and points system.

Your scores decide your destiny. Out of the maximum 100 points one needs to be able to obtain a minimum of 35 points. While applying one needs to ensure that the score will be determined based on the submission of your documents, your score under each of the selection criteria and whether you meet the definition of the self- employed person or not.

The following table depicts the maximum scores that you can get under each selection criteria.

Selection Criteria

Maximum points

Your Score

Education

25

 

Experience

35

 

Age

10

 

Ability in English/ and or French

24

 

Adaptability

6

 

TOTAL

100

 

POINTS TO CONSIDER:

Education: Points are awarded for every single full time educational degree, diploma, and certificate course. The Masters and Ph D’s will fetch you more points followed by Bachelor’s degree.

Experience: The relevant experience period is computed from the period that begins 5 years before you sign your application. This period ends when your application status is decided.

Age: Your age at the time of applying for the program determines the points that you will receive. Applicant below the 16 years and above the age of 54 years will not be awarded any points. The maximum points are awarded to applicants between the age group of 21-49 years.

Language ability: Your language proficiency in English or French will be determined on your ability to listen, read, write and speak through internationally recognized Language proficiency tests like IELTS/CELPIP for English and TEF/TCF for French.

Adaptability: You can earn points on the combination of various factors as follows:

  • The level of education of your common law partner.
  • If you or your common law partner have worked previously in Canada.
  • If you or your common law partner have studied previously in Canada.
  • Relatives in Canada.
  • The other crucial factors like the medical checks, security checks and other requirements:

You and your family are required to undergo Medical tests, security test and police verification and obtain reports and relevant police certificates.

It is also important for you to prove that you have funds to support yourself and family in Canada.

HOW TO APPLY?

The application process seems to be very simple. You need to follow 3 basic steps:

  1. You need to get the application package: The application package includes a document checklist and a guide to help you to move through the entire process seamlessly. You need to fill out the form with complete details, print them, sign them with the date and attach all the supporting documents as specified in the checklist. Kindly ensure that there is no misrepresentation of information on your part. Failing to do so, will attract application refusal or you being barred from applying for a span of 5 years.
  2. Paying the application fees: In most of the cases, your application fees includes: Processing fees, the Right to Permanent Residence Fees (RPRF), Biometrics fees and Third party fees
  3. Submit your application: Ensure that a completed application along with supporting documents and receipt of payment of fees is attached. You can mail the completed application to the address mentioned in the instruction guide.

ASSESSMENT OF YOUR APPLICATION:

Once your application is submitted and received, you will receive a letter to give your finger and photo biometrics for every application submitted for permanent residence (since you have paid your biometrics fees with the application).

FEES AND PROCESSING TIME:

The Application fees for this program begins from $2075. The processing time is approximately 23 months which also includes the time you need for giving your biometrics.

DECISION ON YOUR APPLICATION:

The decision on your application is made based on your eligibility, financial status, results of medical exam and clearance certificate from the police. You will be contacted for further interview or in case need for some more documents arises. If your application is approved you will be asked to submit your passport to visa office for issuing the permanent resident visa.

Once issued, the visa includes Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and entry visa. You are required to hold your COPR and visa at the time of your arrival in Canada.

ARRIVING IN CANADA:

When you arrive in Canada you must have a valid, private passport (no immigration as diplomat/ government servant is permitted). A valid Permanent Resident visa and COPR and Proof of funds is essential. The officer will ensure that you are eligible to enter Canada based on immigration requirements and ask you questions pertaining to your application. Once he is convinced you are allowed to enter Canada.

CONCLUSION:

So, what are you guys waiting for? If you are self-employed in cultural activities or athletics sector, this is the opportunity of a lifetime waiting for you. Grab it and make the best of it.

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