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melissadrew
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Certificate Of Employment

Is it possible to get a certificate of employment from Upwork? For legal purposes.

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petra_r
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@Melissa S wrote:

Is it possible to get a certificate of employment from Upwork? For legal purposes.


 No, because you are not employed... You are a freelancer.

 

If you go to "Reports" then "More Reports" then scroll dowm and click on "Certificate of Earnings" you'll be able to download that, but it is not a certificate of employment. You do not work for Upwork, you work for yourself!

 

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petra_r
Community Member


@Melissa S wrote:

Is it possible to get a certificate of employment from Upwork? For legal purposes.


 No, because you are not employed... You are a freelancer.

 

If you go to "Reports" then "More Reports" then scroll dowm and click on "Certificate of Earnings" you'll be able to download that, but it is not a certificate of employment. You do not work for Upwork, you work for yourself!

 

cert.jpg

Is it possible to get a certificate of employment in Upwork or in this case certificate of Earnings from the day I started working back when its in Odesk? meaning all of my earnings from the day I signed up and work as a freelancer

Hi Abbygale,

 

Unfortunately, the Certificate of Earnings can only be generated for last 12 months maximum. You can add other reports as a proof of your income such as Transaction History and Lifetime Billings by Client.

~ Valeria
Upwork

Or is it possible if freelancer request a Certification of Employment from their existing Upwork client? Did any freelancer try that already?

vladag
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Mellisa,

 

I'm afraid we don't a "Certificate of Employment" for users on Upwork, because you are a freelancer that's using the Upwork platform to find work.

 

You do have access to a "Certificate of Earnings", which shows your earnings on Upwork for the last 12 months. You can find this document by going to your Reports tab > More Reports > scroll down to Certificate of Earnings (downloaded once clicked).

~ Vladimir
Upwork
marynhelz
Community Member

Hi there, I tried using this but I was not able to download the whole 12month earnings. May I know how to edit it? Right now, what my COE states is my work from June 1, 2021 - up to present. I would like it to reflect 12months. Need help. Thank you.

Hi Marymay,

 

The Certificate of Earnings report calculates your earnings for the past one, three, six, and twelve months based on the date selected. It also includes service fees. The date ranges cannot be adjusted. Here's the help article for more information. 

~ Joanne
Upwork
melissadrew
Community Member

I thought so... thanks.

researchediting
Community Member

Melissa,

 

Do any of your civic, provincial, or national authorities offer ways to register yourself as a business, so that you can certify your self-employment?

 

Good luck,

Michael

Thanks, I somehow found a way to solve my concern. ๐Ÿ™‚

How can we get a certificate of employment?

 

Hi Claries,

 

At the moment we don't have a Certificate of Employment, you can only download your Certificate of Earnings. Thank you.

~ Goran
Upwork
cathycatboom
Community Member

Good day,

 

Is there a way to obtain a letter that shows we work as a freelancer for a specific period?  Just proving that I was an independent contractor from 2016 to 2018? 

Also, can we as for a certificate of earnings for the period we use the platform? 

 

Thanks

Hi Catherine, 

I'm not sure if your first request is doable, but for your Certificate of Earnings request, I will escalate your concern to the Upwork Support Team so that they can reach out to you and assist you further. 


~ Avery
Upwork
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