So, I'm going to attempt to document my progress and the process as I go through it. I am applying as a Self Employed Sound Engineer/Audio Visual Technician (NOC 5225). I've been collecting the supporting documents I need and filling in the requisite forms. I've got an IELTS test booked for the 17th of this month (so studying hard for that even though I'm a native English speaker). My FSE points breakdown is: Education - 22 Experience - 20 (2 years self employed) Age - 10 Language - English (High Proficiency (assumed...)) Adaptability - 5 (Brother in Vancouver) Currently writing my narratives for Schedule 6A and trying to avoid spending money(!) and have just sent messages to my clients asking for a letter confirming our working relationship, the type of work I do for them (with reference to NOC 5225) and asking if they can supply any evidence of money paid to me from their end to correlate with my evidence. I'm not expecting anything to show on my Police check as I've held a job in a government building before and had reasonably deep background checks done on me a couple of times in the last 5 or 6 years. Also, I'm probably in the best shape of my life (at 44!) so think the medical should be a breeze too. I'm single, no ties with very little in the way of "stuff" to ship/travel with. I'll be submitting the application and fees in September/October so will update things then... Wish me luck!