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  1. sweelinck

    Self-Employed Application 2019

    What type of questions did they ask?
  2. sweelinck

    Self-Employed Application 2019

    danishyasin33, what made you thinking that your application would get processed in 8-10 months while the average processing time at the IRCC website is 22-23 months? Did I miss anything important?
  3. sweelinck

    How does AOR arrive? (Federal Self Employed Program)

    I have heard that it arrives by e-mail, if you entered an e-mail address in the general application form. My application was delivered by UPS in Sydney on October 23, nothing received yet... I have read here that there is a huge backlog of applications and everything is stuck. But I'm very...
  4. sweelinck

    Business Plan related for Self- Employed class

    Concerning Self-employed class I don't think a full business plan is needed. The Schedule 6A, at point 11 is telling: "Describe the occupation in which you intend to be self-employed. Provide details of location and anticipated investment (if applicable)" What I did was a narrative of the...
  5. sweelinck

    Self-Employed Application 2020

    Funny, how even with 7 or 8 months for the AOR, the processing time is now 22 months instead of 23... I have just checked it here Maybe in the end the long waiting time for the AOR doesn't influence at all the processing time. From the IRCC website: "A processing time starts the day we receive...
  6. sweelinck

    Self-Employed Application 2020

    so they were actually working in March! We are all worried about the huge backlog...
  7. sweelinck

    Self-Employed Application 2020

    Nope... I have heard that there is a huge backlog :(
  8. sweelinck

    Self-Employed Application 2020

    I have found this document: http://www.cic.gc.ca/opendata-donneesouvertes/data/IRCC_DRF_1718_1819_0001_E.XLSX go to the 5th tab, You will find: "Percentage of permanent resident applicants who report they were satisfied overall with the services they received" 94% of the applicants were...
  9. sweelinck

    Self-Employed Application 2020

    Is there a way to know how many applications the IRCC receives every year for our Self-employed stream? I'd like to know what's the percentage of refusal
  10. sweelinck

    Self-Employed Application 2020

    A bit of hope for us all? At least they are aware of the backlog... https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/mendicino-immigration-pandemic-refugees-1.5782642
  11. sweelinck

    Self-Employed Application 2019

    Unbelievable. Didn't you try to make contact with them?
  12. sweelinck

    Self-Employed Application 2020

    Good luck and welcome to the waiting list! To be honest I'm seriously concerned about the long wait just to obtain the AOR. As far as I understand 23 months of processing time are apparently from the moment they send us the AOR..
  13. sweelinck

    Self-Employed Application 2020

    What I did is going to a photographer with the IRCC specs, and he just did it very easily. I picked them up the day after and he cut 5x7cm, having the face's size matching the specs.
  14. sweelinck

    Self-Employed Application 2020

    pretty bad. Especially because all the certificates have an expiration date, I don't want to do the IELTS test again or pay for police certificates and tons of translations just because they closed everything! We all did our part of the job, no? Is there a way to get in touch with them?
  15. sweelinck

    Self-Employed Application 2019

    7 months for an AoR? That's crazy! Any news yet? I just sent my application next week, I cannot believe the whole system sucks so much, I understand the pandemic, but...
  16. sweelinck

    Self-Employed Application 2020

    Does it mean that they are not working at any case at all?
  17. sweelinck

    Self-Employed Application 2020

    exactly, we can never know the logic behind bureaucracy.... but on the other hand, the delay is not our fault, isn't it?
  18. sweelinck

    Self-Employed Application 2020

    Not very encouraging news. I'm concerned about the police clearance certificates, which at a certain point they will expire. It took a while and some money to get them and translate, especially because I lived in 3 different countries....
  19. sweelinck

    Self-Employed Application 2020

    Did you get the AOR already? or still waiting? The IRCC received my application on October 23rd, I'm compulsively checking my e-mail every day...
  20. sweelinck

    Self-Employed Application 2020

    I did the test, it can be tricky, but there are several practicing tools online. I got a good score, even if the interview was not so pleasant, since the interviewer was wearing a mask because of COVID-19! Good luck