How can you immigrate to Canada as a self-employed worker

How can you immigrate to Canada as a self-employed worker

Immigrating to Canada is a dream for lots of workers all over the world. But many of these workers don’t know that if they have a previous relevant experience in the cultural/artisanal, athletic (at an international level), they might be eligible to immigrate to Canada in the Federal Self-Employed Program. And since they want to come as self-employed workers, no job offer is required. But among other requirements, candidates must have at least two years of professional experience in these areas. Check the full list below according to the National Occupational Classification (NOC).


NOC   Professional Occupations in Art and Culture

5111    Librarians

5112    Conservators and Curators

5113    Archivists

5121    Authors and Writers

5122    Editors

5123    Journalists

5124    Professional Occupations in Public Relations and Communications

5125    Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters

5131    Producers, Directors, Choreographers and Related Occupations

5132    Conductors, Composers, and Arrangers

5133    Musicians and Singers

5134    Dancers

5135    Actors and Comedians

5136    Painters, Sculptors, and Other Visual Artists


NOC   Technical and Skilled Occupations in Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport

5211    Library and Archive Technicians and Assistants

5212    Technical Occupations Related to Museums and Art Galleries

5221    Photographers

5222    Film and Video Camera Operators

5223    Graphic Arts Technicians

5224    Broadcast Technicians

5225    Audio and Video Recording Technicians

5226    Other Technical and Co-ordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts

5227    Support Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and the Performing Arts

5231    Announcers and Other Broadcasters

5232    Other Performers

5241    Graphic Designers and Illustrators

5242    Interior Designers

5243    Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers

5244    Artisans and Craftspersons

5245    Patternmakers – Textile, Leather and Fur Products

5251    Athletes

5252    Coaches

5253    Sports Officials and Referees

5254    Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation, Sport, and Fitness

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