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Self-Employed Application 2020

Mandarin0212

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Aug 7, 2020
19
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Hi all,
can I ask you about the proof of founds? I know there is a table about the minimum requirements, but one of our agent said for 3 people the officer like to sees we have a minimum 50.000 Cad, instead of the necessary 20.000 CAD. It is a big difference. How do you know about and how much do you proof for 1-3 persons.
Thank you very much
 

typeaimages

Star Member
Apr 1, 2020
62
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Hi all,
can I ask you about the proof of founds? I know there is a table about the minimum requirements, but one of our agent said for 3 people the officer like to sees we have a minimum 50.000 Cad, instead of the necessary 20.000 CAD. It is a big difference. How do you know about and how much do you proof for 1-3 persons.
Thank you very much
My lawyer said they use the regular Express Entry "necessary funds" list as a guide, but it's not a hard and fast rule. I have 5 people in my group and he said we should shoot to have roughly $27,000 CAN. They also take your net worth into consideration.
 

typeaimages

Star Member
Apr 1, 2020
62
25
Hi can you let me know if IELTS is a mandatory , my spouse is a pattern designer and works as a freelancer and get payments in cash and bank transfer is she eligible for this category
Per my lawyer and 2 immigration consultants I spoke with, the IELTS is only necessary if you need the points in this stream. If you are given maximum points for experience & education, for example, you likely will not need the IELTS.
 
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RiverOne

Newbie
Sep 8, 2020
1
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Hello everyone, I'm planning to make my application soon as I have to renew my passport and sit for IELTS. I wanted to ask what documents will suffice for proving experience. I registered my company in 2014 and have renewed it annually. I also have tax returns. I was not employed anywhere during this entire period and my self employment was my only source of income. I received payments from clients on my savings account and I have some receipts of payments that my clients sent from abroad using some bank transfer service. I've run a clothing store with designs made by my wife and I. I have pictures of clothes we've designed. Past clients are willing to give referrals. I have import export certificate as well, and DHL invoices and payment receipts for shipping with them. I have participated in a couple of clothing exhibitions, but I'm not sure if I have any pictures to submit as proof. I can ask the organizers to state it on their letterheads perhaps.
Will these be enough or will I need more documents?

I also wanted to ask whether Quebec will be easier than Federal because they have that deposit requirement?
Many thanks
 

Mandarin0212

Member
Aug 7, 2020
19
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My lawyer said they use the regular Express Entry "necessary funds" list as a guide, but it's not a hard and fast rule. I have 5 people in my group and he said we should shoot to have roughly $27,000 CAN. They also take your net worth into consideration.
Thank you very much. Unfortunately we have “just” a big Family home and 2 cars what we are going to sell. But When we send the applocation it wouldn’t happen. So fingers cross to they have enough the EE money.
 

HFilm

Newbie
May 29, 2020
7
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Category........
BUSINESS
NOC Code......
5136
Hello everyone :)
Any idea how to calculate the language score?
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/self-employed/eligibility/selection-factors.html

According to the link above there are 4 language proficiency Levels: High, Moderate, Basic & No.
And they say you get up to 24 points for language ability.

How do you calculate that? I can't seem any info on this in the link above.

My husband got 7.5 on his IELTS (Listening 8, reading 6.5, writing 6, speaking 8.5)

Thanks!
 

comerunning19

Star Member
Sep 12, 2019
192
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Hello everyone :)
Any idea how to calculate the language score?
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/self-employed/eligibility/selection-factors.html

According to the link above there are 4 language proficiency Levels: High, Moderate, Basic & No.
And they say you get up to 24 points for language ability.

How do you calculate that? I can't seem any info on this in the link above.

My husband got 7.5 on his IELTS (Listening 8, reading 6.5, writing 6, speaking 8.5)

Thanks!
CIC didn't state black-and-white the IELTS requirements for SE applicants but it's speculated that you may refer to the banding requirements for EE:
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/documents/language-requirements/language-testing.html

IELTS
First official language (Maximum 24 points)
CLB LevelAbility: SpeakingAbility: ListeningAbility: ReadingAbility: WritingPoints per ability
76.06.0 – 7.06.06.04
86.57.56.56.55
97.08.07.07.06
10 and above7.5 – 9.08.5 – 9.08.0 – 9.07.5 – 9.06

If that's the case for SE applicants, your husband's levels are CLB 10, 9, 8 and 7 respectively, and thus 6+6+5+4 = 21 points.
 
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mamasvoice

Newbie
Sep 14, 2020
4
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Hello everyone, I'm planning to make my application soon as I have to renew my passport and sit for IELTS. I wanted to ask what documents will suffice for proving experience. I registered my company in 2014 and have renewed it annually. I also have tax returns. I was not employed anywhere during this entire period and my self employment was my only source of income. I received payments from clients on my savings account and I have some receipts of payments that my clients sent from abroad using some bank transfer service. I've run a clothing store with designs made by my wife and I. I have pictures of clothes we've designed. Past clients are willing to give referrals. I have import export certificate as well, and DHL invoices and payment receipts for shipping with them. I have participated in a couple of clothing exhibitions, but I'm not sure if I have any pictures to submit as proof. I can ask the organizers to state it on their letterheads perhaps.
Will these be enough or will I need more documents?

I also wanted to ask whether Quebec will be easier than Federal because they have that deposit requirement?
Many thanks
Hi, I think you should definitely ask the organizers to issue certifications for you and your wife's business. It might really help. Regarding Quebec, I think it is more difficult to apply as self-employed persons there. It was my first choice, and I had to take French lessons because that is a requirement there. It wasn't easy, I tell you. Then, you also have to obtain the Certificat de Sélection du Québec (CSQ) if you are applying as a Quebec selected business applicant, Declaration of Intent to Reside in Quebec, and before all that you must submit a Letter of Intent in the Arrima portal (which I did). It's a longer and more exhaustive process than the Federal Self-Employed class.
 
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Mandarin0212

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Aug 7, 2020
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CIC didn't state black-and-white the IELTS requirements for SE applicants but it's speculated that you may refer to the banding requirements for EE:
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/documents/language-requirements/language-testing.html

IELTS
First official language (Maximum 24 points)
CLB LevelAbility: SpeakingAbility: ListeningAbility: ReadingAbility: WritingPoints per ability
76.06.0 – 7.06.06.04
86.57.56.56.55
97.08.07.07.06
10 and above7.5 – 9.08.5 – 9.08.0 – 9.07.5 – 9.06

If that's the case for SE applicants, your husband's levels are CLB 10, 9, 8 and 7 respectively, and thus 6+6+5+4 = 21 points.
Thank you for the explanation! In this case if our IELTS result is 5, we won’t get points?
 

Jacohave

Newbie
Aug 27, 2020
1
0
Can the people that have submitted their applications this year, please give me an indication on when they submitted and how long it took to receive the AOR and if possible any further timelines on their applications.