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    Address Proof and Initial Private Insurance

    Oh, that seems quite convenient. But won't I need SIN to open a bank account? And what document should I take from the bank for address proof? A letter, or a statement of accounts perhaps?
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    SIM Continuity from India

    Did you take the plan in Toronto or in India? And are you saying your incoming SMS is free? What do you do when you get a call?
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    Self-Employed Application 2018

    My interview was only around how I plan to sustain myself and my family (and hence pay our taxes!) in Canada. I had my answers prepared, based on the initial research I had done, so I answered that question fairly confidently. The very next question was - how soon can you come to Canada? So...
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    SIM Continuity from India

    I am in the same situation, as I am about to land in Toronto soon. I have Airtel postpaid, and they have an international roaming pack that costs 3999/- per month. Benefits - not bad, but not of much use to me, I just need the free incoming SMS and some free minutes of talktime per month. Don't...
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    Self-Employed Application 2018

    I'm afraid I'm not quite sure about that, sorry, primarily because I am not familiar with your industry. In my case, I just included details about all the books I had written up until then in my application package, and showed how they were available for sale and in libraries worldwide.
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    Self-Employed Application 2018

    You don't need to win that competition, you just need to participate. That would be good enough. Do keep an eye on the processing timeline for this category, and make your plans accordingly. Connections in Canada won't help. What would really help is if you can participate in some more...
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    Self-Employed Application 2018

    To me, your experience seems international, but I am not the visa officer. You have to understand that there's a lot of discretion involved in this self-employed category. I have even seen candidates who are NOT internationally renowned get PR. One of the sentences IRCC used to have in...
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    Address Proof and Initial Private Insurance

    Hello everyone, Just received my COPR will be landing in Toronto soon. It seems a number of things to apply for in Canada as a newly landed immigrant is connected with an address proof - OHIP, Driving License, SIN Card, bank accounts, and many more. Househunting can take some time (sometimes...
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    Self-Employed Application 2018

    Finally got the COPR! Here's my timeline - Application received at NS: April 23, 2019 AOR and Request for Biometrics: May 23, 2019 Biometrics Done: May 29, 2019 Telephone Interview with New Delhi VO: Nov 20, 2020 Medical Request: Nov 20, 2020 (a few minutes later) Invitation to Pre-Arrival...
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    Self-Employed Application 2018

    A bit of research on the forum leads to the conclusion that there's no one rule fits all sort of thing. Some people have had to wait for weeks for their PPR after their status changed to 'Decision Made'. For some, the PPR came that very day.
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    Self-Employed Application 2018

    What's your full timeline?
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    Self-Employed Application 2018

    So a second development after the above. My application status changed from 'In Process' to 'Decision Made'. This is on the portal which is updated daily, not on the one where you log in with your GC Key. Can anyone tell me how long does it take to receive PPR after the status has changed to...
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    Self-Employed Application 2018

    I received a bizarre 'Request Letter' from IRCC today. This is what it said - Dear client, This is in reference to your application for temporary or permanent residence in Canada. This letter is to inform you that we have received your e-mail and understand that you would like to submit...
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    Self-Employed Application 2019

    Hey @ratsalad have you received your PPR or COPR yet? Could you share your timeline please?
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    Self-Employed Application 2018

    I usually get my GCMS notes through www.getgcms.com for 1000 Indian Rupees (approx 16 Canadian Dollars)
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    Self-Employed Application 2018

    Has anyone reading this received PPR (Passport Request) from IRCC?
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    Self-Employed Application 2018

    Afzal, extremely sorry to hear about the IRCC decision. @comerunning19 is actually right. Even if you wish to proceed legally in this matter, consider ordering your GCMS notes. If nothing, it will give you a sense of WHY your application was rejected - which is exactly what you want to know...
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    Self-Employed Application 2020

    The processing timeline for this category is indeed 41 months now. Just sit back and think for a second - 41 months! That's close to four years of your life just chasing a fucking application. For a country whose socio-economic future depends so much on immigration (and self-admittedly so)...
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    Self-Employed Application 2018

    The processing timeline for this category is now 41 months. Just sit back and think for a second - 41 months! That's close to four years of your life just chasing a fucking application. For a country whose socio-economic future depends so much on immigration (and self-admittedly so), Canada's...
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    COPR issued 2022-02-16!

    I understand, my friend. Very happy for you, more so because I have seen you through your journey. Savour the moment, and wish you the best of luck in Canada :-)