Canada's Business Immigration Self-Employed Program application processing times are based on the latest information available from Canadian immigration authorities.
Applicants under the Canada Self-Employed Persons Program must demonstrate that they have relevant agricultural, artistic, or athletic experience that will allow them to be successfully self-employed in Canada and to make a significant contribution in their field.
Changes for 2016
The way in which Canadian immigration processing times are published by the government of Canada changed as of January, 2016. Processing times are not currently published per visa office; rather, they are published depending on when the application was submitted.
Processing Times Tool
The Government of Canada recently changed how immigration processing times are published. Use our Canada Immigration Processing Times Tool to get the latest information.
Canada Self-employed Persons Program processing time: 24 months.
The processing time is based on how long it took Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to process applications in the past 12 months.
The following is a list of visa offices where Federal Business Immigration Self-Employed Class applications may be processed.