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Can an international student start bussiness during the university?

yay_321

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I didn't incorporate or anything, so my business didn't involve any shareholders etc. I simply registered my business with the CRA. The only thing you need is a SIN. My SIN started with a 9 back then and there weren't any problems.



This will be very tricky. You need proof that the work you did was worthy of the NOC you claim. Since you don't have a boss who can confirm that, you would need convinving letters from regular customers/business partners that vouch for your expertise.

Hi!! Does this hold true for people on a PGWP (post graduate work permit)? I do not want to register/incoperate just want to be able to earn revenue by ads.

Do I have to register with CRA ? or just report it on my personal tax return.

Thanks !
 

Farnooshzad

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I didn't incorporate or anything, so my business didn't involve any shareholders etc. I simply registered my business with the CRA. The only thing you need is a SIN. My SIN started with a 9 back then and there weren't any problems.



This will be very tricky. You need proof that the work you did was worthy of the NOC you claim. Since you don't have a boss who can confirm that, you would need convinving letters from regular customers/business partners that vouch for your expertise.
Hello
I want to do the same, but i have a question,
can I apply for pgwp immediately after the company is registered?
my doubt is that does the company need to have revenue or a particular number of employees, so I can apply for my wp?

thank you
 

yay_321

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Hello
I want to do the same, but i have a question,
can I apply for pgwp immediately after the company is registered?
my doubt is that does the company need to have revenue or a particular number of employees, so I can apply for my wp?

thank you
PGWP is issued after you complete atleast one year of study at a DLI institute.
Other types of Work Permit exist which are LMIA based.
I am not sure which wp you are wishing to apply for. Please advise.
 

delreini

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Hello Everyone

I am an international student in MB, and I own a local Chinese forum and a moblie APP.

Now, They are totally free, but i wish if i can get some imcome from the Ads on my forum or APP.

The problem is I am not PR and I did not want to get trouble in the trade, which will effect my immigrant in the future.

So, I wonder if i can start a business(Partnerships or Corporations) during my university. Do the deal within the company and standard

agreement.

I have SIN which begins with 9, but i do not have off-campus work permit.

Well there are very limited information for the international student and i wish some one can help me out.

In addition, It seems that i can start a bussiness with PR or Citizen partner, So is there requirement for the share for this Partner?

Thanks!
No, Canadian Student Visa Holders are only allowed to be educated in one of the recognized education institutions in Canada. If people wish to perform other activities during their stay in Canada such as starting up a business, they will be required to apply for the Saskatchewan Entrepreneur Program or Canada Self-Employed Persons Program. Moreover, if the person would like to work in Canada after he/she graduates, the person may also consider to apply for the Canada Post Graduate Work Permit.
 

SohamSays

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I didn't incorporate or anything, so my business didn't involve any shareholders etc. I simply registered my business with the CRA. The only thing you need is a SIN. My SIN started with a 9 back then and there weren't any problems.



This will be very tricky. You need proof that the work you did was worthy of the NOC you claim. Since you don't have a boss who can confirm that, you would need convinving letters from regular customers/business partners that vouch for your expertise.
May I ask if you were residing in BC while you registered your business with CRA? Was it a sole proprietorship? If you were in BC, are you aware, if any international student living in any province are eligible to do the same as you did?
 

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Great question!

I'd like to know the answer too!
Take a look at this short Google post I found:
"If you are a student, and want to start a business while studying, you will have to apply to CIC for a modified study permit to work on your business. A working permit doesn't enable you to become a Canadian Citizen. ... Another government office non-Canadians will have to visit on the internet is Investment Canada."
 

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May I ask if you were residing in BC while you registered your business with CRA? Was it a sole proprietorship? If you were in BC, are you aware, if any international student living in any province are eligible to do the same as you did?
As I said, I did't incorporate. So yes it was a sole proprietorship.

I was not in BC, however immigration is a federal matter (outside of quebec). So who is allowed to work in what capacity or not should be the same in all provinces (Quebec is a bit different as usual).