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Self-Employed Application 2018


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Oct 24, 2018
Ammar, Can you give your timelines, date of submission, date of biometics, etc? All this would helpful for us all to size where we are in the processing line. Thanks!


Star Member
Aug 16, 2019
Ammar, Can you give your timelines, date of submission, date of biometics, etc? All this would helpful for us all to size where we are in the processing line. Thanks!

07 July 2019: I paid for the processing fee (CAD 1050) and right of permanent residence fee (CAD 490).

08 July 2019: I sent the application (from Sweden) by PostNord registered mail.

Date of delivery: Unknown.

26 July 2019: Application received by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

07 August 2019: Acknowledgement of Receipt (AOR). Unique Client Identifier (UCI) and Application Number were provided (by e-mail). I received also a letter from IRCC asking me to pay for biometrics.

07 August 2019: I paid for biometrics (CAD 85).

18 September 2019: I received e-mail from Immigration Section – London, High Commission of Canada, Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London, SW1Y 5BJ, UK, stating that biometric fee payment has been allocated to my file.

14 February 2020: I received e-mail from IRCC. “We need something from you to continue processing your application.”

14 March 2020: I replied.
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Jun 30, 2018
Where are you applying from and what’s the office processing your application?
I have 5 months left in my countdown I was hoping to hear something soon.
I applied in canada.
Sure, i applied from Turkey. My application is processed in Poland office. Hoping best for everyone !
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Aug 7, 2020
Hello guys, need your help.
I am into Graphic Design/ Advertising for the past 18 years. Owned am boutique design business with my wife as a partner from the last 8 years. I have business account in a bank, work portfolio to prove. My score is 73.
My question is - as I am a legal partner with my wife in business, will this count as Self Employed?
As per the CIC website, they said this process will take 2 years. Can I submit my papers for the self-employed visa process and PNP both together?


Aug 8, 2020
Dear all,

May I know if I need to submit any work of proof if I apply for NOC 5122, editors, like print-outs, handbills, leaflets etc if I m going to choose my application by online submission. 2) If I have 1.5 years of experience, can I submit the application, while accumulating my working experience up to 2 years half year later, thank you!!!!!!


Full Member
Aug 7, 2020
Hi everyone,
I hope you are all safe. We are going to apply for this program in November under 5241 NOC.
My question is a bit sensitive...
So I had a company between 2014-2016. Now it is under liquidation. May the officer seek in the internet, make an investigation on our company. Has he/she got access the foreign goverment / tax office inside page?
The reason about the liquidation is quiet simple nothing harmful, nothing against the law, just I don't wan to make the officer suspicious about me... I thing it won't look good. I can explain for him/her but if he/she doesn't ask, don't want to be rejected.
Thank you very much in advance, if anybody has information about it.
Take care


May 1, 2019
We just got a letter saying: "We are pleased to inform you that you, your spouse and dependants can now receive free pre-arrival services funded by the Government of Canada. These services are available before you arrive and are meant to better prepare you for life in Canada." But the rest of the online info hasn't changed and still says "determining eligibility." Dare we hope??
Did you get an update after this?

I got the same letter last week and also waiting for anything/everything else.......