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The Federal Self-Employed Program is an immigration program that allows a self-employed person to immigrate to Canada to establish a similar self-employed business. It is a program specially for a person have relevant experience in cultural activities or athletics and be willing and able to make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada. 

  • A straight to permanent residence program 

  • No minimum English level required 

  • No minimum asset or investment required 

  • May settle anywhere in Canada outside of the Province of Quebec 

  • No restriction on type of cultural activities or athletics 

  • Have taken part in cultural activities or athletics at a world-class level or been a self-employed person in cultural activities or athletics for at least two years. 

  • Meet the minimum points under the selection criteria grid which includes factors such as experience, education, age and language abilities. 

  • Be willing and be able to be self-employed in Canada 

  • Able to make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada 


Step 1:Retain Anlex Consultants to prepare all forms, documents and business plan 

Step 2:Submit the application for permanent residence 

Step 3:Receive file number and request letter 

Step 4:Interview may be required 

Step 5:Receive the result of the application 

Acquiring Status

Estimated Timeline

Permanent Residence

56 months 

Please contact us or make an appointment with our experienced consultant for the details of this immigration program or free assessment. 

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