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Self-Employed Application 2019

pathak2016

Member
May 29, 2016
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Hello Everyone, I am a video camera operator having more than 18 years of experience, looking for applying PR in self employed category.Can anybody tell me whether I need a business plan for self employed immigration for cultural activities? Also please tell me is it possible to apply PR in same category without the help of any immigration lawyer?
 

kheo247

Newbie
Mar 18, 2020
9
2
Has anyone received a medical exam request this year? I got a pre-arrival letter last month, and still waiting for a medical request. I wonder if it's being delayed now cause of covid19 (applicable to everyone), or if anybody else has been received medical request and in processing now.

My Timeline
Aug.2019 submitted an application
Sep.2019 AOR & Biometrics req.(done in Sep.)
Jan.2020 additional documents req. (submitted in Feb.)
Mar.2020 Invitation to pre-arrival services
.......waiting for the next step. (hopefully, medical req.)
 

hp_momusu

Full Member
Apr 1, 2019
21
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Has anyone received a medical exam request this year? I got a pre-arrival letter last month, and still waiting for a medical request. I wonder if it's being delayed now cause of covid19 (applicable to everyone), or if anybody else has been received medical request and in processing now.

My Timeline
Aug.2019 submitted an application
Sep.2019 AOR & Biometrics req.(done in Sep.)
Jan.2020 additional documents req. (submitted in Feb.)
Mar.2020 Invitation to pre-arrival services
.......waiting for the next step. (hopefully, medical req.)
Same here!! I received pre-arrival in March too but waiting for medical request. I also guess it got delayed because of the virus at the moment...
 
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Libbie

Newbie
Apr 2, 2020
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Hello Everyone, I am a video camera operator having more than 18 years of experience, looking for applying PR in self employed category.Can anybody tell me whether I need a business plan for self employed immigration for cultural activities? Also please tell me is it possible to apply PR in same category without the help of any immigration lawyer?
Hello!

According to the guidelines posted here re: what "cultural activities" means, you should qualify for the Self-Employed Persons class since video camera operator falls under "Technical support and other jobs in motion pictures." https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=291&top=6

You don't need a business plan to apply, but you do need to provide a "narrative document" that tells how your experience as a video camera operator has financially supported you and/or your dependents for at least two out of the past five years. You should be able to show that your experience as a video camera operator will be enough to sustain you and any dependents after you move to Canada without your needing to apply for other jobs that would otherwise go to Canadian citizens.

You do not have to have an immigration lawyer to apply. I applied without one (currently waiting for my application to be processed.) I found it simple enough to do as long as I followed all the instructions very carefully. The immigration.ca web site has a lot of problems and many of the required forms would download as blanks, etc., so I had to put a lot of effort into getting all the forms I needed and as a consequence it took longer than it really needed to. So an immigration lawyer can probably move through this process much more quickly for you... but it is entirely possible to go through the process on your own. The instructions are clear and easy to follow; it's only getting the correct forms that is difficult!
 
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praxs4u

Star Member
Nov 17, 2018
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Mumbai, India
Has anyone received a medical exam request this year? I got a pre-arrival letter last month, and still waiting for a medical request. I wonder if it's being delayed now cause of covid19 (applicable to everyone), or if anybody else has been received medical request and in processing now.

My Timeline
Aug.2019 submitted an application
Sep.2019 AOR & Biometrics req.(done in Sep.)
Jan.2020 additional documents req. (submitted in Feb.)
Mar.2020 Invitation to pre-arrival services
.......waiting for the next step. (hopefully, medical req.)

HI ,

What additional documents they have requested in Jan 2020 ?

Regards
Prakash
 

kheo247

Newbie
Mar 18, 2020
9
2
HI ,

What additional documents they have requested in Jan 2020 ?

Regards
Prakash
They didn't mention specific documents and just demanded more sufficient documentary evidence that indicate I have the intention and ability to contribute to the Canadian culture or economy. So, I submitted updated portfolio & business plan files.
 

praxs4u

Star Member
Nov 17, 2018
63
12
41
Mumbai, India
They didn't mention specific documents and just demanded more sufficient documentary evidence that indicate I have the intention and ability to contribute to the Canadian culture or economy. So, I submitted updated portfolio & business plan files.
Ok thank you.......
 

nivetha

Member
Jul 26, 2018
11
1
Dear all,
I have my self employed exp from Mar 2016-nov 2018 as a makeup artist and I establish 7 branches in just 2.7 yrs, with more than 100+ employees in my firm. Unfortunately, due to family disturbances,I have sold all branches to the competitor, and not running business from nov 2018

relevant experience-It must be during the period starting 5 years before the day you apply and ending on the day we make a decision on your application.
am I still eligible in my case for self employed visa and with above statement ??
pls urgent advice needed from members.

Pls Pls advice sooner
 

praxs4u

Star Member
Nov 17, 2018
63
12
41
Mumbai, India
They didn't mention specific documents and just demanded more sufficient documentary evidence that indicate I have the intention and ability to contribute to the Canadian culture or economy. So, I submitted updated portfolio & business plan files.
Have you uploaded the documents or else you have courier the documents ???