You can apply under this category if you have been self- employed in the field of cultural
activities or athletics or who have participated at a world class level in these activities, or
if you have farm management experience.
You must demonstrate an intention and ability to be self-employed in Canada and contribute to the cultural, artistic or athletic life of Canada, or to purchase and manage a farm in Canada.
You may apply to come to Canada as a student, worker, or visitor.
To apply for a student visa, you must be accepted for admission into a Canadian educational institution.
Work permits for a specified time period are available if an employer in Canada is willing to hire you, and the employer provides reason to the Canadian government why a Canadian citizen is not being hired for the position.
You can apply to visit Canada for a specified time period, if you demonstrate that you will return to your home country at the end of the visit and that you have sufficient funds to support yourself during your visit.
Work or study experience in Canada can also earn valuable points for you on an application for permanent residence to Canada.
There is currently a labor shortage in Canada, and the rules for admitting foreign workers have been relaxed. This can be an excellent stepping stone towards permanent immigration to Canada! (See Important News)