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Can we email and ask CHC after med? Even if we have an immigration representative!!!

Old Oct 19th 2007, 8:04 pm
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Hi Peter, Sue & family,

I know exactly how you are feeling. Everytime I walk down the street I have people coming up to me saying "I thought you were leaving". It is so bloody frustrating that they quote you a time frame and then just ignore it. I don't understand how people who took their medicals a month after us can have received their ppr yet we are still waiting. I really think that there should be a governing body in charge of all immigration offices to stop this sort of thing. Sorry I can't offer any help but know you are not alone.

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hi just found expats and can see so many people in the same position as us.....
we applied under skilled workers in June 05 and used a third party the word hopeless springs to mind!!! we are going insane with the wait, as initially we were quoted 16-18months for processing. We did get our p150 requesting upto date info back in april stating an approx timeframe of 90 days from date of letter, we got it all back to them at end of May, but despite several emails to the CHC regarding the confusion on quoted timeframes, our reply stated that it could take 3-4 months from when the information was returned, but on querying the confusion of timeframes quoted we never get the same answer back, now we are nearing the end of the 5th month and still no sign of medicals! We emailed them again on 1st Oct but to date no response and we continue to wait......... is the CHC a department in crisis!!!! Over the months we've researched and read so much information to try and get some understand as to what is going on behind the scene and give us some solace to the endless wait, but moreover the misleading timeframes and information given. If we'd been given the correct picture at the outset we could have taken an alternative path to gaining pr in BC.

Just to bore you we did our 1st visit to Vancouver and the island in feb 05 and fell in love with the place thought to hell with it and bought a property (and rented it back to the vendor )after a remortgage back home and some sleepless nights got a Canadian mortgage and bank account, that's all 31 months ago. Its all worked out ok. The wait now is driving us mad and will be soon reaching for the prostac :curse:... 2 kids 19 and 13 and 2 cats sold our house here back in July living in small rented not good for the moral. Can anyone offer some comforting words??????? We are all so desperate to start our new lives on Vancouver Island, we've already made so many friends and they can't understand why it is taking so long.
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Old Oct 19th 2007, 9:11 pm
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Hi to all sufferers,

We just can say that u r not alone, we all are on the same boat of despair and never ending waiting time frames, even not sure whether there is a frame or not.

I agree that there should be a sort of governing body who can monitor CHC as I think they are not accountable to anyone, they take this immigration process very lightly and work in an unorganised way. But its for people like us, whose life is totally dependent on this immigration process at this stage. We cant do anything at this point of time. Initially in Jan 2005 we were told that the time line will be 9 to 18 months which has become a sort of joke now and still there is no idea how much do we have to wait.........
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Old Oct 19th 2007, 10:07 pm
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This discussion continues to wander from the facts of life within which the visa officers must function. The principle one is that the service is resourced to meet a target and not the applications demand. As a result they are experiencing real difficulties and away too many applications than they can realistically process in a reasonable time frame. On top of that there was an effort by previous management at HQ to staunch the flow through retroactive application of a new set of selection criteria. This policy had been approved only after certain assurances were given to parliament and, when fulfillment of these assurances was clearly not even attempted, a court ordered remedy was imposed with time limits for processing of a mountain of cases that had been held in abeyance for years. Now they have until August of next year to do what the court ordered and they are struggling mightily to meet that date. It is sad but all too true.
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Old Oct 21st 2007, 7:22 pm
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Hi JH
Interested to hear you say that this discussion wanders from the facts of life within which the visa officers must function. We appreciate the complexities and operating systems within which the CHC function. However, it would appear that a majority of clients like ourselves, are disappointed with the information provided at the outset of the application procedure and from which this provides a basis of which path to follow; i.e., we were advised in no uncertain terms that our application from the outset (June '05) would be processed in chronological order from date of receipt by the CHC and that there was no other way in which this could be fast tracked, other than obtaining temporary work visas in the interim. The timeframes provided at this point was 16-18months and fitted well taking into account pre-relocation planning etc, especially as we were looking to utilise our skilled/specialised fields to invest and operate our own business and therefore were not looking to obtain prelanding employment offers. However, the CHC seem to have changed that criteria in which an advance employment offer would assist in fast tracking an application. This beknown therefore would have allowed us to pursue an alternative application path e.g., the PNP. Unfortunately, clients like ourselves, then find themselves in a position that they are so far down the waiting line, do they remain in SW application process or invest more money in pursuing an alternative. At the end of the day the timeframes provided by the CHC have been consistently inaccurate and as applicants paying a fee to them would like to feel we had a certain value and they have an amount of accountability!!! We are only desperate, frustrated clients (like others) who have fallen in love with Canada, have made a life changing decision to want invest to the greater good of the community and country and are eager to get going. Therefore, our only criticism is for the CHC to provide accurate information and we are not necessarily expressing disapproval of the organisation.
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Old Oct 21st 2007, 9:59 pm
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I am sorry if you were mislead somehow about the priority system. The situation is very dynamic and has changed since your application was submitted, including the effects of the court order. Added to that in the past couple of years has been a great increase in the PNP programs because of serious labour market shortages in parts of Canada. With all of that and the need to run flat out to try to keep from getting further behind there have been errors in determining process times and other misadventures. I think things are slowly working out but that will be small comfort to those like you who were mislead about the likely time to process.
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Old Oct 22nd 2007, 11:41 am
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Hi Jim
Thanks for your message of empathy & understanding. It's always appreciated to get a feel for what is going on behind the scenes and helps in someway to put things into perspective and stops us continually trying to second guess what's going to happen next and when. It's the support of websites like this and the newspaper 'Emigrate Canada', which provides some good detailed information, as well as reading about likeminded immigrants that helps you to get through it all.

Yes we are praying each day that we will receive our med request soon. Was hoping that we would be able to spend this Christmas in our new house in Nanaimo, BC which we purchased in April '05, but this seems very unlikely now. We keep our fingers crossed that maybe we will be able to get there in the new year.
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Old Nov 18th 2007, 2:18 pm
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I've just e-mailed CHC and put my File no in the subject and of course typed my name at the end of the letter. Do you think this info is enough? In other words, I did not put either AOR date or 90-days letter.
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Old Nov 18th 2007, 3:49 pm
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That should do.
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Old Nov 18th 2007, 4:18 pm
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Thank you very much Jim
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