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Self-Employed - Graphic Designer (5241)

aizaz.ali

Star Member
Dec 17, 2016
60
7
35
London, UK
Category........
Hi

I am graphic designer with over 14 years of experience in this field. Overtime, I became a freelancer but worked as a freelance consultant from 2007 - 2016 working with international organisations ...but mainly as a consultant. I had some contracts like for individual assignments. Then in 2017, i started working fulltime and I am still working as that. I want to immigrate to canada but I want to be the prime applicant, my age is almost 41 and my scores isnt coming down to whats required. How do i apply and if there are some other visas i can apply to? Please let me know ...

thank you

regards

I think the important question which requires clarity here is:
Does a person have to be currently engaged in freelancing activity?

Why are you saying that you don't get sufficient points?

This program is different from Express Entry and immigration status is not granted based on the higher score rather how strong you make your case.

Prove that you have worked as a freelancer, by highlighting transactions in the bank statements, validating them on Invoices and email communication witht he clients. Get agreements and letters from clients as well.

Prove that you have supported yourself and your family through the income generated from freelancing activities and can support them in Canada.

Get your english language score.

You should get 35 points.
 

itsmeParis

Full Member
Apr 11, 2018
35
8
Hello,

We are now about to send our application via UPS or FedEx. Which between the 2 choices is ideal to send over our application to? And, before anything, can someone confirm on where we should address our application? Is it in Sydney, Nova Scotia? As we are quite confused as we've seen various locations indicated on the list.

Hope we get to hear from someone that have submitted their application via this path too.

Thanks again in advance for the reply.

— Paris
 

aizaz.ali

Star Member
Dec 17, 2016
60
7
35
London, UK
Category........
Hello,

We are now about to send our application via UPS or FedEx. Which between the 2 choices is ideal to send over our application to? And, before anything, can someone confirm on where we should address our application? Is it in Sydney, Nova Scotia? As we are quite confused as we've seen various locations indicated on the list.

Hope we get to hear from someone that have submitted their application via this path too.

Thanks again in advance for the reply.

— Paris

See
Step 4. Mail the Application

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/application-forms-guides/guide-4500-applying-permanent-residence-business-class-applicants-self-employed.html#4000E6
 

aizaz.ali

Star Member
Dec 17, 2016
60
7
35
London, UK
Category........
Update [20/08/2019]:
My son, who was born after the submission of application has been assigned a UCI number, his name is now visible in the application profile details.
 

Sunnyblue100

Full Member
Aug 11, 2019
45
9
animator and animated films are both there in 5241.
Good day sir, I have been following your post, I want to ask have you received your ppr now, can you share your timeline, I see you started processing your application since last year thanks.
Secondly must my credit card which I use to pay in cic website must it be valid up to 9 months, is like I see it somewhere like that, but I don't know how true it is
 

gurudesigner

Newbie
Jun 15, 2015
6
0
Hello everybody,
my NOC code is 5241
I have total 10 + years work experience in that recent 4 years i am working self employed and i have only one client from past 3 years who is giving continues work. Is that okay with single client to apply?