I'm in canada on a 1-year working holiday permit. The nature of my work means I usually am employed as a conractor. I'm reviewing my options for extending my stay. My goal is to start my own business and I could start the process now.
I have 4 months left on my 1 year working holiday visa and I'm wondering whether I can or should do 1 or more of the following.
1. Get one of the companies I do contact work for to sponsor me as an employee (they would be willing).
2. Apply for residency as a 'Self employed person' I'm wondering how long this process takes? My only limitation from what I've read is that it would be hard for me to prove my relevent experience as a self employed person for the past 2 years. What kind of proof would they require? I could provide contacts for previous companies I have done contract work for.
3. Try to get sponsorhip for a new work permit and set up my business and apply for self employed residency during my temporary work visa
4. When my current work visa expires, I can leave the country and return for up to 6 months and do this repeatedly. During this 6 months is it legal for me to still work as a contractor ? as i would technically be self employed? Coud i do this and still set up a business in canada and apply for residency as a self employed person?
FYI I'm a personal trainer and it's very easy to set up a business in this field. I can have private clients as well as work as a contractor.
If noone here can help then please direct me to who could advise me on these quesions.
Any guidance or coments from those with relevant experience would be much appreciated!
Thanks ; )