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  1. BaNana82

    Self Employed Visa Requirements

    Sorry guv but I disagree. You're getting hung up on the phrase "WORLD CLASS" which is only relevant for one of the two avenues people can qualify for this stream. So it's either you have been self-employed for two years and can document it (documentation is the important bit here) or you have...
  2. BaNana82

    Self-Employed Application 2018

    No there's no requirement that you HAVE to be self employed when you land. There's no process to follow up on that. I have only held salaried jobs since I got here. That shouldn't worry you Also yes you can also have a concurrent Express Entry profile
  3. BaNana82

    Self-Employed Application 2018

    Hey Phoebe. I included samples of my work that had won regional awards. And no it's not only for athletes. Matter of fact I don't have an athletic bone in my body. I didn't submit a business plan. I don't recall points. It was a while ago
  4. BaNana82

    Self-Employed Application 2018

    No Jim you DO NOT need to be self employed to apply for this program. IRCC's own literature gives the opportunity to people who have "taken part in cultural activities or athletics at a world-class level". I myself immigrated without having been self employed before.
  5. BaNana82

    Self-Employed Application 2018

    I have gone to the official government description of NOC 5221 and photographer is a standalone occupation there. it's not bundled with the graphics arts technicians that are included in your quote. And your NOC code is only three digits instead of the normal 4 so I cannot look it up. Do you...
  6. BaNana82

    Self-Employed Application 2018

    1) Just indicate the correct NOC in your application. If you quote the wrong one your application will be rejected outright 2) Yes having international clients does help your case 3) Yes I already answered that twice. You can still apply if you're not self employed. Just ensure you make the...
  7. BaNana82

    Self-Employed Application 2018

    Where did you get the description of photographer as such? As I look at the description of NOC 5221 for photographer here it is not bundled with the other occupations you have listed there. In any case you DO NOT need to be hired in motion pictures, broadcasting and other performing arts even...
  8. BaNana82

    Self-Employed Application 2018

    Just go through the description of the fashion designer NOC here and see if it describes what you do. If it does then yes you can apply under this programme. Just ensure you're very clear in describing your job and duties in your application because that description will determine your...
  9. BaNana82

    Self-Employed Application 2018

    I respectfully disagree. This is mostly due to the fact that I managed to immigrate using this stream despite not ever having been self employed. The reasons why I applied despite never being self employed are several. If you actually read the qualification requirements here...
  10. BaNana82

    Self-Employed Application 2018

    Sure go ahead
  11. BaNana82

    Self-Employed Application 2018

    Yeah I wouldn't bother applying for jobs before you land. Not unless you have highly sought after skills and qualifications it would be a waste of time. According to HR guys I have talked to they receive thousands of applications for every job advertised and the first to be eliminated are those...
  12. BaNana82

    Self-Employed Application 2018

    Apparently you can tell the category of immigration from the serial number of the PR card. However I wouldn't worry since the card will only be seen by your banker (when you're opening a bank account) and by IRCC officials. For all other purposes including employment you have the SIN from which...
  13. BaNana82

    Self-Employed Application 2018

    No you do not need to have been self employed to qualify for this stream. I should know. I immigrated using this very stream despite not having been self employed even for one day. The requirement for people without self employed experience is that you need "2 one-year periods participating at...
  14. BaNana82

    processing time for self employed application

    Technically, it's not mandatory. However it does add points which may turn out to be valuable. And depending on evaluating officer they might request you to provide it. I'm thinking it's safer just to include it
  15. BaNana82

    Self-Employed - Graphic Designer (5241)

    Yeah that seems to be a scam. CRA isn't involved at any point in the application process
  16. BaNana82

    Self-Employed Application 2018

    From the little you have written there sounds like you're all set. i mean you have done work for universal on big shows. I had only done work for a regional newspaper and I was successful. Just use the operation manual (link on the first page) and let it guide you through the process. You should...
  17. BaNana82

    Self-Employed Application 2018

    Sorry for the delayed reply. Mine was by email. The only physical document I ever received was the visa
  18. BaNana82

    Self-Employed Application 2018

    They certainly take their time. I received AOR after 5 months. Patience is the name of this game
  19. BaNana82

    Immigrating as Self-Employed, is there a specification on supporting documents?

    Apologies for the delayed response. Things have been a bit busy of late. i will try reply to your questions as best as I can Date on which you sent your application: October 14th 2016 Date on which cic received the application: October 21st 2016 Date on which any update was received...
  20. BaNana82

    Self Employed Inquiry - best place to live in Canada and why?

    Depends on your ability as a family. All provinces are realistic as long as you do your research and preparation well. You just need to come prepared.