Persons who immigrate to Canada under this provincial nominee visa have the skills, education and work experience needed to make an immediate economic contribution to Canada. They are ready to establish themselves successfully as permanent residents in Canada.
The unique Provincial Immigrant Nominee Program - Self Employed Farmer & Professional stream is a provincial nominee program that is designed to assist farmers and professionals with skills and resources to develop growth within the farming industry and other businesses in various provinces of Canada. This visa favours applicants who intend to immigrate to Canada, and can purchase and manage a farm or other business in Canada.
Under the Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan Farming programs, a farm owner/operator who intends to immigrate, can purchase and manage a farming business. Under the Yukon and North West Territories Self-Employed Program, applicants must demonstrate that they have sufficient financial resources to start and operate a business, and that they have the relevant experience and a business plan to ensure that the business thrives in select skill-shortage field.
Canada provides an ideal location for self-employed applicants. With a large portion of businesses being accounted for by small and medium businesses, Canada provides a thriving economy, high export ratio and the latest expertise in technological advances. Other benefits of holding permanent residence include access to government-subsidized health care, subsidized education and the ability to apply for citizenship once they satisfy the residency requirements.
To see a full listing of our fees and services, Provincial Nominee Self-Employed Visa processing times and application costs please visit our FAQ page.