if you're not a native speaker you will eventually need to prove your language ability in one of Canada's 2 official languages - English of French.https://www.settler.ca/english/ielts-self-employed-immigration/
IELTS or other language tests are not part of the minimum criteria at the moment. However, self-employed immigration has a point system as well. You need to receive at least 35 points out of a 100-point system. Language tests could help you get up to 24 points.
it's confusing, its required or not required as basic 35+ points already accomplished so why IELTS?