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Self-Employed Application 2018

typeaimages

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Apr 1, 2020
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Language test is mandatory. You will need to wait for test centers to reopen before you can apply.
I asked my lawyer and they've confirmed the language test is NOT mandatory for the self-employed stream UNLESS you need the extra points. I'm going to take the test anyway, can never have too many positives working with you.
 

jimshady

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May 1, 2018
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Visa Office......
London
NOC Code......
5241
AOR Received.
16 Jan 2019
Med's Request
4 Mar 2019
Med's Done....
12 Mar 2019
Passport Req..
27 Mar 2019
VISA ISSUED...
17 Apr 2019

s_i

Member
Jun 10, 2020
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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.
 

Vcmclicks

Newbie
Jul 3, 2020
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Hi,

newbie here, and I’m a freelance photographer from Dubai. I’ve had a regular job all along, but also been doing freelance work since 2016. You can get a glimpse of my work on my Instagram profile @Vcmclicks.

the reason I’m writing here is because I wish to immigrate to Canada via the self employment program (5221-photographers). unfortunately i’m unable to find any credible source who can assist me in understanding the process.

This is what I have to prove that I’ve been working

1. My Instagram page for photography.
2. Random funds in my bank account that I’ve received through my freelance work.
3. Some reference letters from few of my bigger clients.
4. I had given IELTS in sept 2018, so if I can submit my application by August 2020 will it still work.(my score was (7.5)

i would really appreciate if some one can guide me in the right direction on how do I start the a-location process.
 

comerunning19

Hero Member
Sep 12, 2019
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Hi,

newbie here, and I’m a freelance photographer from Dubai. I’ve had a regular job all along, but also been doing freelance work since 2016. You can get a glimpse of my work on my Instagram profile @Vcmclicks.

the reason I’m writing here is because I wish to immigrate to Canada via the self employment program (5221-photographers). unfortunately i’m unable to find any credible source who can assist me in understanding the process.

This is what I have to prove that I’ve been working

1. My Instagram page for photography.
2. Random funds in my bank account that I’ve received through my freelance work.
3. Some reference letters from few of my bigger clients.
4. I had given IELTS in sept 2018, so if I can submit my application by August 2020 will it still work.(my score was (7.5)

i would really appreciate if some one can guide me in the right direction on how do I start the a-location process.
To prove yourself a self employed person, your income from freelance work should be your major source of income.

Re 4: You can use language test results for up to two years after the date you take your test, but the test results must be valid when you submit your application.
 

s_i

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Jun 10, 2020
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Jzy

Full Member
Aug 28, 2019
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How can someone who mistakenly captured a wrong figure for settlement fund correct such error.
Note : application has been submitted not too long ago .
 

Vcmclicks

Newbie
Jul 3, 2020
2
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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 application is still in progress.
Thanks s.i, appreciate your advise.
my main concerns were, how do I show my work experience? I do have an Instagram since 2016 and I’ve been getting income form photography (project based) in my personal account.

also have you applied for a photographer self employed profession as well.
 

s_i

Member
Jun 10, 2020
10
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my main concerns were, how do I show my work experience? I do have an Instagram since 2016 and I’ve been getting income form photography (project based) in my personal account.
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.

also have you applied for a photographer self employed profession as well.
No, I'm an author and publisher.
 

s_i

Member
Jun 10, 2020
10
8
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 experience in my field. And I have earned enough to support my family with my self-employement for several years. So do those "No" entries mean it's still in progress and that's just the default until they finish the review? Or would it be blank in that case, and they have for some reason settled on "No"?

Also, in the Applicant Information summary, it gives my occupation as "New Worker" and the NOC as "9914000" rather than the occupation I gave them.

Does anyone know what's up with all that?
 

s_i

Member
Jun 10, 2020
10
8
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. The list in the note includes "business plan; contracts and invoices for a period of 2 years; US income tax returns."

Just a week ago I sent a note to IRCC asking whether they needed additional documentation, and they said no.

So it LOOKS like it's still just a matter of waiting until they decide whether they want to request those documents. But I wonder whether I ought to upload new documents proactively.

Any informed advice or context appreciated!