I'm not quite sure where to post this question. I'm just wondering how to handle this scenario: I am currently looking for full-time work as a graphic designer (eligible under NAFTA for work permit). But I may have found a freelance opportunity that could bring me extra income while I look - and maybe I could continue freelancing, once I get a job? But I'm not sure how to handle freelance work in Canada, when I don't have a work permit yet. And would there be any problem with me continuing this as a side job, once I do have a work permit? It would be great help to have freelance work while I'm looking for a steady income. I know there's some sort of business visa for freelancers, but I don't have $10,000 dollars to prove I can support myself. I believe that's one of the requirements. And are there any other unforeseen considerations for my situation, that I need to consider?