Online Application Now Available for Federal Self-employed Stream

The application for Canada’s federal self-employed program can now be submitted online.

Previously, applicants were required to print the entire application and mail it in to the immigration center in Nova Scotia but this is no longer necessary.

As of a few months ago, you can now submit your application and documents online. This applies to the federal and Quebec self-employed program categories.

How to Submit Canadian Federal Self-employed Application Online

What is the Federal Self-employed Program?

The federal self-employed program is a Canadian immigration program for persons who have been self-employed in artistic or cultural activities for at least two years in the last five years.

You can find out more about the self-employed program and if you qualify for it at Do I Qualify For the Federal Self-employed Stream to Canada?

How to Submit Federal Self-employed Application Online

To submit your application online, head over to the application portal HERE. The page lists all the programs that can submit applications online.

Create an Account

Click the link for the Permanent residence online application portal. You will be prompted to log in or create a new account.

Create account to submit self employed application online

Start Application

Once you create an account, log in, scroll to the bottom and start a new application.

Start a new federal self employed applicton

It’s pretty straightforward from there. To make it easier, print out the application checklist so you can make sure you complete all the forms.

Some of the forms may need to be printed for signature but you can scan and upload them back on the application portal.

All the forms and instruction guides related to the federal self-employed program can be found on IRCC website

You can still submit your application the traditional way via post but not sure why anyone would want to.

Submitting the application online is faster and cheaper and you don’t have to print hundreds of pages of information to send to the immigration center.

If you have any questions about submitting your federal self-employed application online, drop them in the comments section.

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