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Self-Employed Application 2020

mamasvoice

Star Member
Sep 14, 2020
95
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Category........
BUSINESS
Visa Office......
Sydney, NS
NOC Code......
5135
App. Filed.......
12-22-2020
Hi, everyone. I just received my AOR today. I sent in our application last Decemer 22, 2020. I also received a temporary UCI.
 
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Taylah

Newbie
Dec 19, 2020
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Hi everyone,

I also received the temporary application number today.

Timeline
12/21/20 - application sent
12/24/20 - application received
01/15/21 - Temporary AOR
 
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mamasvoice

Star Member
Sep 14, 2020
95
29
Category........
BUSINESS
Visa Office......
Sydney, NS
NOC Code......
5135
App. Filed.......
12-22-2020
Looks like they are doing triple time now in giving out AORs and making up for lost time.
 

typeaimages

Star Member
Apr 1, 2020
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Hi, everyone. I just received my AOR today. I sent in our application last Decemer 22, 2020. I also received a temporary UCI.
Awesome! Congrats to you! Gives me a little hope, at least they're being looked at!

Did you mean December 2019? Was yours a paper application? Also, what processing location did you send yours to? (So sorry for the barrage of questions!)
 
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mamasvoice

Star Member
Sep 14, 2020
95
29
Category........
BUSINESS
Visa Office......
Sydney, NS
NOC Code......
5135
App. Filed.......
12-22-2020
Awesome! Congrats to you! Gives me a little hope, at least they're being looked at!

Did you mean December 2019? Was yours a paper application? Also, what processing location did you send yours to? (So sorry for the barrage of questions!)
Thank you! Yes, this has given me great hope too. Things are speeding up, it seems.

No, not 2019. I submitted our application just last month, before Christmas, on Dec. 22. No worries with the questions. :) I sent our application to CIO in Sydney.
 
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typeaimages

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Apr 1, 2020
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Thank you! Yes, this has given me great hope too. Things are speeding up, it seems.

No, not 2019. I submitted our application just last month, before Christmas, on Dec. 22. No worries with the questions. :) I sent our application to CIO in Sydney.
Hmmm, I submitted mine at the beginning of November to Sydney....so hopefully my temporary AOR will come soon!!
 

mamasvoice

Star Member
Sep 14, 2020
95
29
Category........
BUSINESS
Visa Office......
Sydney, NS
NOC Code......
5135
App. Filed.......
12-22-2020
Awesome! Congrats to you! Gives me a little hope, at least they're being looked at!

Did you mean December 2019? Was yours a paper application? Also, what processing location did you send yours to? (So sorry for the barrage of questions!)
And yes, it was a paper application for the Federal Self-Employed class.
 

mamasvoice

Star Member
Sep 14, 2020
95
29
Category........
BUSINESS
Visa Office......
Sydney, NS
NOC Code......
5135
App. Filed.......
12-22-2020
Wait a minute. I got kind of confused back there. They did already include an actual UCI in the letter. What's temporary is the application number. I thought they were one and the same, but apparently they're not.

Tried linking my paper application using the actual UCI they gave me, but encountered an error message "UCI required." So it seems that because the application number is temporary at this point, it also impacts the UCI.
 
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comerunning19

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Sep 12, 2019
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Wait a minute. I got kind of confused back there. They did already include an actual UCI in the letter. What's temporary is the application number. I thought they were one and the same, but apparently they're not.

Tried linking my paper application using the actual UCI they gave me, but encountered an error message "UCI required." So it seems that because the application number is temporary at this point, it also impacts the UCI.
It’s a temp number. It’s stated in your letter that this set of temp info cant be used for linking up gckey account.
 

mamasvoice

Star Member
Sep 14, 2020
95
29
Category........
BUSINESS
Visa Office......
Sydney, NS
NOC Code......
5135
App. Filed.......
12-22-2020
It’s a temp number. It’s stated in your letter that this set of temp info cant be used for linking up gckey account.
That's right. Will be waiting for the next update from them, hopefully with the actual application number.
 
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geezi

Newbie
Jan 17, 2021
3
0
At a very preliminary stage where I am considering applying through self-employed program. The website says person can apply if they have -
  • taken part in cultural activities or athletics at a world-class level or
  • been a self-employed person in cultural activities or athletics
Any clarity on what is considered a cultural activity? Do occupations such as graphic design considered valid?

Also is this program easy to apply to ? Or is getting a consultant on-board critical? I already have the IELTS & WES cleared for EE application last year. In which case is it possible to go ahead and apply to self-employed on your own?
 

comerunning19

Hero Member
Sep 12, 2019
455
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At a very preliminary stage where I am considering applying through self-employed program. The website says person can apply if they have -
  • taken part in cultural activities or athletics at a world-class level or
  • been a self-employed person in cultural activities or athletics
Any clarity on what is considered a cultural activity? Do occupations such as graphic design considered valid?

Also is this program easy to apply to ? Or is getting a consultant on-board critical? I already have the IELTS & WES cleared for EE application last year. In which case is it possible to go ahead and apply to self-employed on your own?
the NOC for graphic designer should be 5241
https://www23.statcan.gc.ca/imdb/p3VD.pl?Function=getVD&TVD=314243&CVD=314244&CPV=5&CST=01012016&CLV=1&MLV=4&
which is within the definition

we do have cases here who DIY'd their applications and were approved.
hard to say whether it's hard or easy... it all depends on your experience and your intended occupation/ destination.
refer to IRCC's website on the program and the instruction guide for further information.
 

vj171081

Star Member
Mar 15, 2020
52
1
At a very preliminary stage where I am considering applying through self-employed program. The website says person can apply if they have -
  • taken part in cultural activities or athletics at a world-class level or
  • been a self-employed person in cultural activities or athletics
Any clarity on what is considered a cultural activity? Do occupations such as graphic design considered valid?

Also is this program easy to apply to ? Or is getting a consultant on-board critical? I already have the IELTS & WES cleared for EE application last year. In which case is it possible to go ahead and apply to self-employed on your own?
There is a duration around 3 years I guess you should be involve din those activities. Yes graphic design is fine. Just spend more time with it reading around and you will get everything. YOu wil have some doubts ask community here. Dont spend on consultant if you can manage on your own. I did not and few others I know. Use the link send teh docs nicely filed. That is all I can answer for you. :)

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/application-forms-guides/application-permanent-residence-federal-self-employed-persons-quebec-selected-self-employed-persons.html