To qualify for the Canadian Business Program, whether as an entrepreneur or a self-employed individual, you must first meet the qualifications outlined earlier. Once you meet the initial requirements, your application will be assessed based on five selection criteria and a point system. The five selection criteria are:
The maximum score for the assessment is 100, and you must obtain a minimum of 35 points to qualify for immigration to Canada. Please note that the pass mark of 35 may change periodically, so it’s important to confirm the current pass mark when your application is being processed.
The selection process is based on the documents you provide and an assessment of your score under each selection criterion. As part of the immigration process, you may be required to attend an interview. During the interview, a visa officer may ask you to explain any unclear or inconsistent information, as well as any gaps or shortcomings in your submitted documents. If there are any discrepancies between your assessment of qualifications and the officer’s assessment, the officer’s assessment will take precedence.
It’s important to thoroughly prepare for your application, ensuring that you meet the selection criteria and provide accurate and complete documentation to increase your chances of qualifying for the Canadian Business Program.