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Self-Employed Application 2020

ilika

Newbie
Aug 1, 2022
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Hello. We had applied through EE in December 2019 but the pandemic ruined everything for us and we lost precious time, money and our test results also expired. We have finally applied through the federal self employed stream under NOC 5131- Film Director, application submitted on May 12th 2022 via the new online portal. My husband has extensive self-employed experience and his application is promising but the status still shows as submitted, no response from IRCC till date. I'm reading about most people not having received AOR ever since March 2020.

Has anybody applied through the online portal and gotten a file number?
Has anyone applied from Mumbai or other places in India?
Any encouraging news for us?
 
 

tanyaviola

Star Member
Sep 28, 2020
123
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Hello. We had applied through EE in December 2019 but the pandemic ruined everything for us and we lost precious time, money and our test results also expired. We have finally applied through the federal self employed stream under NOC 5131- Film Director, application submitted on May 12th 2022 via the new online portal. My husband has extensive self-employed experience and his application is promising but the status still shows as submitted, no response from IRCC till date. I'm reading about most people not having received AOR ever since March 2020.

Has anybody applied through the online portal and gotten a file number?
Has anyone applied from Mumbai or other places in India?
Any encouraging news for us?
You should post in the 2022 forum since they’ll be in the same boat as you. I applied in November of 2020 (paper application)…a temporary AOR in Jan 2021 and nothing since.
 

a.abhiman

Full Member
Oct 27, 2020
29
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Hello. We had applied through EE in December 2019 but the pandemic ruined everything for us and we lost precious time, money and our test results also expired. We have finally applied through the federal self employed stream under NOC 5131- Film Director, application submitted on May 12th 2022 via the new online portal. My husband has extensive self-employed experience and his application is promising but the status still shows as submitted, no response from IRCC till date. I'm reading about most people not having received AOR ever since March 2020.

Has anybody applied through the online portal and gotten a file number?
Has anyone applied from Mumbai or other places in India?
Any encouraging news for us?
Hello Ilika
I've also applied online. It's been 9 months. I've not received any reply or AOR number except an automated email reply. We have to have some patience.
I wanted to know how did you send your transcripts (education) since they are sealed in an envelope.?
 

ilika

Newbie
Aug 1, 2022
5
0
Hi Abhiman, thanks for replying. Which country have you applied from?

Do you know anyone who has received AOR after March 2020? I just fear IRCC might decide to not continue this pathway and if we don't have a file number then I think they don't have any obligation to process the application right?

Anyway, to answer your question, we had ECA done while making our EE profile and for self employed pathway we have submitted (scanned images) notarised true copies of all our educational docs for the degrees that got recognised. So no transcripts, just degrees, marksheets and convocation certificates.
 
 

a.abhiman

Full Member
Oct 27, 2020
29
1
Hi Abhiman, thanks for replying. Which country have you applied from?

Do you know anyone who has received AOR after March 2020? I just fear IRCC might decide to not continue this pathway and if we don't have a file number then I think they don't have any obligation to process the application right?

Anyway, to answer your question, we had ECA done while making our EE profile and for self employed pathway we have submitted (scanned images) notarised true copies of all our educational docs for the degrees that got recognised. So no transcripts, just degrees, marksheets and convocation certificates.
Hi
Thank you for replying back. They would not cancel this pathway since they have just revised the fees for this pathway. It was CA$2075.00 before and now it's CA$2120.00 this year.
So this is the evidence.
 
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marina_marina

Newbie
Apr 28, 2022
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Hello. We had applied through EE in December 2019 but the pandemic ruined everything for us and we lost precious time, money and our test results also expired. We have finally applied through the federal self employed stream under NOC 5131- Film Director, application submitted on May 12th 2022 via the new online portal. My husband has extensive self-employed experience and his application is promising but the status still shows as submitted, no response from IRCC till date. I'm reading about most people not having received AOR ever since March 2020.

Has anybody applied through the online portal and gotten a file number?
Has anyone applied from Mumbai or other places in India?
Any encouraging news for us?
I applied in July 2020 and still don't have permanent AOR. Same NOC 5131- Film Director.
 
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Hemeda

Newbie
Aug 8, 2022
2
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Yes, we are all the same. We have been completely forgotten.
I think they still can't process applications normally but I noticed that some people have received permanent file numbers knowing that their file submission dates are after July Is there an explanation for this?
 

cheetos13s

Star Member
Nov 2, 2020
78
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I think they still can't process applications normally but I noticed that some people have received permanent file numbers knowing that their file submission dates are after July Is there an explanation for this?
honestly, I have no clue
 
 

marina_marina

Newbie
Apr 28, 2022
9
4
I read an article the other day that a Canadian federal court ruled that more than 100 Iranians were illegally denied this program. There was such a story: the Iranians were initially considered in Ankara, and then their cases were transferred to the Warsaw office. Refusals began to arrive from Poland due to the fact that they considered the business plans not sufficiently developed. The court ruled that since there are no requirements for a business plan in the terms of the program, the refusals were unlawful. So, if someone on this forum is from Iran, then congratulations.
 
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canadawill

Member
Jun 5, 2021
16
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I'm getting more and more desperate here. It makes me think my application is lost. The other issue is, my career is so much further on since I applied and now I want to amend the whole application. Any advice, can I do this?

Applied Sep '2021. Temp AOR Jan '21. Nothing since.

The only possible silver lining is that processing time is now 41 months, which I believe is down from 43?