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Are EP holders allowed to do freelance or contract work?

Postby cresol » Thu, 12 Feb 2009 5:20 pm

Hi,
Are EP holders allowed to do freelance or contract work while they are working for their main employer?
If not is there any way to bypass this condition?
thanks!

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Postby durain » Thu, 12 Feb 2009 6:13 pm

no moonlighting, and you cant bypass it. the rules are there for a reason.

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Postby calvink » Fri, 13 Feb 2009 6:23 pm

I believe there are lots of ppl out threre holding a valid working pass and still do freelance work.....

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Postby durain » Fri, 13 Feb 2009 8:09 pm

sure you can, if you want to be a law breaker.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 13 Feb 2009 10:53 pm

calvink wrote:I believe there are lots of ppl out threre holding a valid working pass and still do freelance work.....


You are in deep doo doo in several ways if you do this.

a) You violate the terms of your EP. Grounds for expulsion.
b) You cannot report the income and pay tax on it, otherwise they know you are violating a) above. Therefore, you are also guilty of income tax evasion.
c) Whomever hires you is in violation of the law unless you put yourself out as a legal (read citizen, PR, or Entrepass holder) contractor, in which case you are also guilty of fraud.

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Postby calvink » Wed, 18 Feb 2009 11:17 pm

DOo Doo trouble or not..Many are accepting the jobs and applying PR for the sake of just getting the identification before applying for other 'better' jobs.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 19 Feb 2009 12:21 am

But on this site we refrain from encouraging or even alluding to the possibility that this type of behavior is condoned here. I hope you will keep that in mind in the future. We are here to help posters, not encourage or promote illegal activities by them.

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