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    Self-Employed Application 2018

    Well, "net worth" is what you OWN minus what you OWE, so that includes your real estate, investments, assets, etc. minus any debt. My lawyer has advised that they want to see you have at least the landing funds in "liquid/available" funds (so, what they offer up on the Express Entry funds list...
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    Self-Employed Application 2018

    Hi Mandarin, I answered you on the other thread, but is your agent talking about NET WORTH (or total amount of assets and liquid cash) or simply liquid cash? Because landing funds are going to differ from net worth totals.
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    Self-Employed Application 2020

    Per my lawyer and 2 immigration consultants I spoke with, the IELTS is only necessary if you need the points in this stream. If you are given maximum points for experience & education, for example, you likely will not need the IELTS.
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    Self-Employed Application 2020

    My lawyer said they use the regular Express Entry "necessary funds" list as a guide, but it's not a hard and fast rule. I have 5 people in my group and he said we should shoot to have roughly $27,000 CAN. They also take your net worth into consideration.
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    Self-Employed Application 2020

    I was waiting on passports. They FINALLY came in! We had everything filled out and submitted to the lawyer except for that. Feels like we've been let out of paperwork-limbo jail. LOL
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    Self-Employed Application 2020

    Have to share my excitement SOMEWHERE.....but we finally have all of our documents in hand and will be submitting our application early next week. And now.....we wait! :)
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    Self-Employed Application 2020

    I was advised that if I wanted to pad our points, I could go ahead and take it (which would mean driving 6+ hours to a different state where it's actually being offered). But, we have enough points without it, so I'm going to not take it yet. If your representative is suggesting you may need...
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    How Long are You Given to Move?

    Once PR is granted (fingers crossed).....are you given a specific amount of time to get your affairs in order, sell your house, whatever and land? What is that based on?
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    Self-Employed Application 2018

    How many folks here applied without the help of a lawyer?
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    Self-employed program - after submission

    I think I would wait until it's confirmed received and then see if they ask for additional information. Or, contact them when you have a reference # so they know what case you're sending the information in for?
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    Self-employed program - after submission

    Have you gotten an indication that the application was received yet?
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    Self-Employed Application 2020

    There's a biometrics company 20 minutes from our house. We follow the links to the FBI background check supplied by our Lawyer, the biometrics company gets our fingerprints and everything is submitted by them. This is the company we are using: https://accuratebiometrics.com/ This is the link...
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    Self-Employed Application 2020

    Is anyone else here submitting everything all at once, at the beginning, including Biometrics? Our lawyer is having us do this all at once instead of waiting for them to ask for biometrics.
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    Self-Employed Application 2019

    The way my lawyer explained it to me is that we have to have that available when we apply (they ask about it on the application) and when PR is granted.
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    Self Employed Application & Type 1 Diabetes

    Hi there, Due to COVID everything is kind of at a standstill right now. So no, we have not done our medicals.
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    Self Employed Application & Type 1 Diabetes

    Thank you. As you know, it makes a HUGE amount of difference. Stuffs SUPER expensive down here !
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    Self-Employed Application 2019

    This gives me a glimmer of hope. I keep counting 24 months out from application time that keeps getting set back....and set back.....sigh. I hope if I'm UBER organized once things open up I'll have one of those quick processing times
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    Self-Employed Application 2020

    I submitted a business plan as well as an extensive history of my business with my application. I'm hoping, if anything, it strengthens it.
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    Self Employed Cultural Stream (photography)

    I'm applying under the self-employed stream as a self-employed photographer. We have retained Campbell and Cohen to help us. I've been a self-employed photographer for 12 years, but they're only really looking at the last 5. They have asked me to send in contract from clients, tax returns, paid...
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    Self-Employed Application 2018

    Yes, it's weighted, but if your education gets you more than enough points, for example, it's not mandatory. However, I would highly suggest it to make your application as strong as possible.