Invest Self-Employed

Self-Employed Persons (Federal)

The Self-employed Program is for the applicants who want to become self-employed in Canada and show an ability to do so. Self-employed applicants must meet one of the following two conditions:

  • have relevant experience in a field that will make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada (such as artists and athletes), or
  • have experience in farm management, and have the ability and desire to purchase and manage a farm in Canada.

The selection criteria for the self-employed applicants are as follows:

Selection Factor

Maximum Points





 Work Experience


 French and/or English Ability




 Maximum Total Points




Minimum pass mark required for admission in the self-employed category is 35 out of 100 points.

More information about self-employed applicants can be viewed here: