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    Self-Employed Application 2018

    We just got a letter saying: "We are pleased to inform you that you, your spouse and dependants can now receive free pre-arrival services funded by the Government of Canada. These services are available before you arrive and are meant to better prepare you for life in Canada." But the rest of...
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    Self-employed experience & documentation issues

    (Cross-posted from the 2018 thread for visibility.) My application is still in progress. Specifically the "Eligibility" part is listed as in progress. I got our GCMS notes and they have two sections that alarm me. In DEFINITION under SELF EMPLOYED, it says: Relevant experience: No AND Intend...
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    Self-Employed Application 2018

    Also about my GCMS report. A case manager note from December 9, 2019, begins with "CASE ANALYST REVIEW OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTS (NOT REQUESTED)" and lists a number of things. Some of them appear to be supporting financial documents that the application said not to send unless they asked for them...
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    Self-Employed Application 2018

    Our application is still in progress. Specifically the "Eligibility" part is listed as in progress. I got our GCMS notes and they have two sections that alarm me. In DEFINITION under SELF EMPLOYED, it says: Relevant experience: No AND Intend and able to be self-employed: No I have 20 years of...
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    Self-Employed Application 2018

    The online forms and downloadable guides talk about it. Supply every scrap of evidence you can to demonstrate that you are self-sufficient solely on your income as a photographer. And that you will continue to be. Bank statements, contracts, references, anything. No, I'm an author and publisher.
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    Self-Employed Application 2018

    The step-by-step guide is online here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/self-employed.html My main advice is to read every word of every document very carefully and follow instructions to the letter. Do you have particular questions? My own...
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    Self-Employed Application 2018

    Today (July 2nd) our automated countdown tracker skipped days 3, 2, and 1. Everything else still says "in progress." I don't know whether to freak out or shrug.
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    Self-Employed Application 2018

    Right. Before applying I spent an hour or so (and a couple hundred dollars) talking to an immigration law firm about options and what to expect. They said among many useful things that our application would probably sit there for a year or more before anything happened to it. So we just settled...
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    Self-Employed Application 2018

    IRCC received our application 5 SEP 2018. IRCC began processing ("Date Submitted") 23 NOV 2018. IRCCsent requests for medical exams and updated criminal background checks 26 FEB 2020. The doctor submitted our medical exams on 16 MAR 2020. IRCC asked for more information about the medical exams...
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    Self-Employed Application 2018

    New here. Applied in September 2018 for self-employed PR (author and publisher) with my wife and 2 dependent kids from the U.S. We sent updated police reports in March 2020. We passed the medical in April 2020. The day tracker counted down to 25 days and then added 30 days. Back down to 25 days...