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Self-Employed Immigration

Self-Employed Immigration

Immigrating to Canada as a Self-employed individual

There is a wide array of options that are made available to you to help you immigrate into Canada. Most of the time you are required to obtain a valid job offer for you to apply successfully. However, the application process becomes a bit more complicated when an individual is applying who are self-employed. If this bring concern to you there is no need to worry as this blog will give you answers to any of the questions that you may have.

Essential Information about Self-Employed Immigration

Just as the name entails, the self-employed persons program is a program run by the government of Canada that allows individuals to immigrate, permanently, to Canada as a self-employed person. If this program brings interest to you, you must:

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Knowing What Self Employed Immigration is

Knowing What Self Employed Immigration is

Obtaining Permanent Residency as a Self Employed Individual

There are many ways that allow you to immigrate to Canada. Almost all paths to permanent residency require the applicant to have a valid job offer before they will be able to apply successfully. However, the case is a bit tricky for self-employed individuals. That being said, self-employed individuals have a different route in terms of their immigration. They cannot present an employment letter, stating the contract length, salary, working hours, and job duties, when they are preparing for their permanent resident application. Even though self-employed immigration is different than other types of immigration, you do not be overwhelmed, though. In this blog, you will learn information about immigrating to Canada as a self-employed individual.

Knowing the Self Employed Immigration

Self Employed Immigration, as the name suggests, is the way by which a self-employed individual immigrates to Canada. These individuals do not have a valid job offer to support their permanent residency. Rather, they have promised the immigration officer that, they are capable of establishing a business upon their arrival in Canada. Since these individuals do not have a valid job offer to support their application, the requirements for this type of application are strict. Specifically, an individual who wishes to apply through the Self-employed immigration program must have relevant experience in cultural activities or athletics. These are the areas of the Canadian economy the Canadian government has determined are in need of assistance self-employed immigration can offer. In other words, applicants are establishing a mutually-beneficial relationship with the Canadian Government.

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All About Significant Benefit Work Permits

All About Significant Benefit Work Permits

What is a Significant Benefit Work Permit?

Do you have an interesting business idea, or are an entrepreneur who thinks they have a business idea which could be beneficial to Canadians, then the Canadian government has the program for you! Assuming you as well have an interest in doing business in Canada, the Canadian government is willing to permit you to work in Canada for quite an extended period of time, provided they determine you qualify for this unique type of work permit. I am talking about a significant benefit work permit (SBWP). As it sounds, the significant benefit work permit is available to foreign nationals who are presumed to be a significant benefit to Canadian society. As such, there is a fairly tough evaluation process behind granting individuals a SBWP. Not to worry though, Akrami and Associates is here to help you understand if you could apply for a SBWP, and how to go about doing this.

Who Can Apply for A Significant Benefit Work Permit?

Well, as I briefly mentioned, you must be in a position to bring business to Canada which is of significant benefit either socially, economically, or culturally. As such, you must be able to plan and outline what you intend to contribute to Canada, how this is going to benefit Canada, and how you are going to be successful in creating and maintaining your endeavors. This may not sound like much, but it is much more complicated that drawing up a pipedream plan and hoping a Canadian immigration officer appreciates the sound of the idea. You must make an immigration officer feel confident that you have a good, beneficial idea, and the means to achieve this idea in all likelihood. The importance of your business plan should not be underestimated. It is by far the most influential aspect of this type of application. Furthermore, you must be admissible to Canada. This means you cannot be criminally inadmissible, medically inadmissible, inadmissible due to prior misrepresentation, or any other reason.

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Learn about Self-Employed Immigration

Learn about Self-Employed Immigration

Are You a Foreign Business Owner?

The self-employed immigration program is a unique opportunity for foreign nationals who wish to be self-employed and are able to do so, bring their business to Canada. In fact, since the investor program shut down indefinitely in 2012, the start-up visa program and the self-employed immigration program are the two closest remaining immigration opportunities for entrepreneurs. So, if you’re an ambitious business person with your eye on the Canadian market, keep reading this blog to learn all about the self-employed immigration program! We will cover who is eligible and how to apply.

What is the Self-Employed Immigration Program?

Well, as it sounds, this program sets out to help self-employed foreign nationals bring their business to Canada, and become permanent residents in the process. To be clear, you do not need to currently have a business in your country of origin which you intend to bring to Canada, you simply need to have the urge to be self-employed in Canada, and have the financial and experimental means to do so. There are some specific rules regarding involvement in the self-employed immigration program. These rules cover things like eligibility to be a self-employed business immigrant, and, the types of economic activities an individual is permitted to take part in. It is regulated that the foreign national take part in economic activities which fall under one of the three following categories:

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FAQs for Business Immigration in Canada

FAQs for Business Immigration in Canada

FAQ – Business Immigration in Canada

In this article, I will address a few popular questions and answers with regards to business immigration in Canada and some important information to consider when applying for any business immigration program. The Canadian Business Immigration Class is intended for foreign nationals with business or managerial experience as well as a high net-worth. Specifically, there are three different categories that fall under this class; they are the Investor category, the Entrepreneur category, and Self-Employed persons. If you are a skilled foreign national with the above qualifications and would like to apply under a Business Immigration Class category, I suggest you read our article on “Canadian Business Immigration” before reading this question and answer article. The intention of this article is meant to clarify any misunderstanding or confusion with regards to business immigration in Canada.

Q: What type of documentation should I submit if I am applying under the Canadian Business Immigration Class?

A: This is a very important question to ask before applying for any Business Immigration Class application. It is essential to the success of the application for you to provide the necessary documents to Immigration Canada. For instance, when applying for any immigration application, you must diligently complete all forms in full. If you don’t, Immigration can return or refuse your application. Additionally, you will need to provide identity documents, such as your passport or birth certificate. If you’re married, you will have to provide your marriage certificate as well. Furthermore, you will need to submit education documentation as well as documents proving your business and/or managerial experience. For instance, your business registration, your resume to show your past experience, etc. Lastly, you will also have to show any evidence of your net worth.

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