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Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS

Old Apr 25th 2012, 8:45 pm
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I hope not!! Hope you get positive news soon :-) I don't think they are in any rush for my category either though so not expecting to be rushed through!

I guess some movement better than nothing though! It's been exactly 2 years since sent application. I thought i'd be in Canada by now!!
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Old Apr 25th 2012, 8:53 pm
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Honestly i dont know, i just worry as kenny mentioned clearing the backlog and then implemented it soon after, so why would he mention retrospectivly applying the new rules and then not implement it?

My big concern is how "in process" is now defined, is it including background checks etc or is it a preliminary "in process" to check if you are going to be on the new list for June.

I have seen people contacting London after several months of being in process, have had the response not to expect any movement for another 6-12 months, so either med requests will eventually filter through or the rules will be applied retrospectivly.

As for if you are still on the list or not, we we are not and got our AOR a long time after others, so i think its fairly random mixed with ECAS errors and maybe the fact we are off on a TWP.

It does depend what kind of day i have had at work as well... Doom and gloom on the forum is usually a result of a bad day!
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It's finally over.
1 year of Work Experiance for PR points, and 1.5 years for the PR application to process.

**** COMPLETE TIMELINE ****
31 Mar 09: Positive LMO
22 Jun 09: Arrived in Canada and got my Temporary Work Permit

23 Jun 10: Federal Skilled Worked Category 3 mailed
07 Jul 10: Arrived on 27th and was returned due to the new rules brought in on the 26th

31 Jul 10: IELTS Exam
13 Aug 10: IELTS Results (Band Score 9.0)

17 Aug 10: Applied for Permenant Residence FSW C2 mailed
20 Aug 10: FSW C2 arrived at CIO, Sydney, NS
09 Sep 10: BMO Travel MasterCard Billed $550 for fees
08 Dec 10: Negative Decision / Application Rejected due to CIO's error
08 Dec 10: Faxed & emailed CIO to complain
09 Dec 10: "Disregard last letter" email from CIO
13 Dec 10: Positive Eligability Review (PER) Received. Application will be forwarded to Buffalo.

25 Mar 11: ECAS Status Changed to "Received by Visa Office"

16 Jun 11: Buffalo Request Reference Letter and T4 Forms which show my Salary for my work experience.

22 Jun 11: Work Permit Expired (first LMO application denied)
06 Jul 11: New Employer Applied for LMO.
12 Jul 11: Service Canada Fax stating LMO has been assigned a file number.
09 Aug 11: Employer calls Service Canada. Apparently there is a backlog and LMOs are taking 7 weeks to get processed, so should be here by the 24th.

17 Aug 11: Due to Canada Postal Strike I finally receive letter sent by Buffalo 16 Jun 2011.
18 Aug 11: Documents Faxed and Emailed to Buffalo.
20 Aug 11: Same Documents Mailed to Buffalo as per their request.

28 Aug 11: New Work Permit (1Yr) Received at Border.
26 Sep 11: Record of Employment, new Indeterminate Offer of Employment Letter and Copy of Work Permit sent to Buffalo.
04 Oct 11: Documents arrived at Buffalo (FedEx International Ground has Tracking!)
26 Oct 11: I Emailed Buffalo to ask about the Status of my application.
27 Nov 11: After waiting for a month with so response, I resent the email, this time threatening to make a formal complaint if they do not respond.
30 Nov 11: Buffalo responded to my enquiry email, confirming that the Documents have been received, and that my application is being reviewed by an Immigration officer and I will hear from them soon.

30 Nov 11: ECAS Changed to "In Process".
Though Documents were being Processed before this as Demonstrated by the letter in June.

12 Dec 11: Medical Request Letter. My application has been approved and now all they need is to get my medicals. No request for any other documents, obviously the Police Checks I sent the first time are still OK.
17 Dec 11: Medicals Done.
30 Dec 11: RPRF Bank Draft Posted to Buffalo.
31 Dec 11: Estimated Date that Medicals were sent to Ottawa.
11 Jan 12: RPRF Bank Draft Encashed.
20 Feb 12: ECAS Updated with Medicals Received.

28 Mar 12: Passport Request received via Email from Buffalo.
30 Mar 12: Passport and Photos sent by Fedex Priority Mail.
03 Apr 12: Passport and Photos arrived at Buffalo.
18 Apr 12: (Postmark on envelope) Buffalo Posted my Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) Documents.

19 Apr 12: ECAS Changed to "Decision Made" (may have happened earlier, no date attached to status change and I hadn't checked for a while.)

25 Apr 12: COPR Documents Received (Sent by Canada Post regular mail - scary! I actually requested regular USPS mail assuming they would do international postage, instead they sent it to Canada and posted it from there.)

26 Apr 12: LANDED IN CANADA AS A PERMANENT RESIDENT AT PEACE ARCH CROSSING!

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Congratulations, looking at your timeline, it does remind us that it is a slow struggle, but in the end its all worth it!
Enjoy your new(ish) life in canada!
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Letter from CIC today, the same as everyone else...

"Thankyou for you interest in Canada... Looked at your file, need to do background checks... don't quit job... 6-12 months... don't bug us for at least 12 months"


Again, at least its movement!
I wonder if this means we are safe as long as we don't show up to be mass murderers or a medical liability?
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Old Apr 30th 2012, 3:49 pm
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Default Re: Timeline - FSW application to CIO in Sydney, NS

Originally Posted by sdo1982 View Post
Letter from CIC today, the same as everyone else...

"Thankyou for you interest in Canada... Looked at your file, need to do background checks... don't quit job... 6-12 months... don't bug us for at least 12 months"


Again, at least its movement!
I wonder if this means we are safe as long as we don't show up to be mass murderers or a medical liability?
Ditto *sighs again*
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Old May 1st 2012, 6:13 pm
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Originally Posted by sdo1982 View Post
Letter from CIC today, the same as everyone else...

"Thankyou for you interest in Canada... Looked at your file, need to do background checks... don't quit job... 6-12 months... don't bug us for at least 12 months"


Again, at least its movement!
I wonder if this means we are safe as long as we don't show up to be mass murderers or a medical liability?
It is their usual letter but you should expect your medical request any moment since your application is officially in process. Don't be pessimistic about it!

Goodluck!
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We have been in process since January 25th 2011. I don't think you are in real processing until the detail page on ecas has the entry 'and we started processing on......' Ours still shows 'pending review'
Howdie, we have just received 2nd AOR from London stating we are eligible and being processed....how long do you think it really will be until meds are requested?
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We have been in process since January 25th 2011. I don't think you are in real processing until the detail page on ecas has the entry 'and we started processing on......' Ours still shows 'pending review'
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Letter from CIC today, the same as everyone else...

"Thankyou for you interest in Canada... Looked at your file, need to do background checks... don't quit job... 6-12 months... don't bug us for at least 12 months"


Again, at least its movement!
I wonder if this means we are safe as long as we don't show up to be mass murderers or a medical liability?
We got same letter yesterday...I am praying it's movement and hoping medicals will be requested this side of Christmas??!
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We got same letter yesterday...I am praying it's movement and hoping medicals will be requested this side of Christmas??!
Yep, Billy - I think that pretty much speaks for all of us on here! We are all guessing at present - these are new letters, so we have no idea really as to whether we will truly be waiting another 6-12 months, or if we could get med reqs any time.... who knows? I personally am waiting to see the new updated occupations in demand list that I think is due out 1st week of July - then it might become clearer.... possibly??

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It is their usual letter but you should expect your medical request any moment since your application is officially in process. Don't be pessimistic about it!

Goodluck!
It isn't their usual letter - it's a new one. I wouldn't expect to receive meds until the latter part of their estimated timeframe - so 10 - 11 months.
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Originally Posted by witchileiz View Post
Yep, Billy - I think that pretty much speaks for all of us on here! We are all guessing at present - these are new letters, so we have no idea really as to whether we will truly be waiting another 6-12 months, or if we could get med reqs any time.... who knows? I personally am waiting to see the new updated occupations in demand list that I think is due out 1st week of July - then it might become clearer.... possibly??

Anyway, welcome to the forum!

It's such a bad system, your life is totally on hold and so many people in the same situation which is awful. I now wished we had put my hubby down as principle applicant as he is a carpenter, I'm a manager in healthcare/business...like you said hope the updated list may throw more light on it. Do you think they take into consideration other applicants on your application? I felt all happy when I got this letter, but then came on the forum and realise it could still be a longer wait. I don't mind so much if it will be in the next 12months, but I know looking at some people's entries that even after medicals are done it can take another 12months!!!! ARRRRGGGHHH
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Nope, no consideration of other applicants on your file, they have not provided all the evidence etc... I did ask this also, as the Mrs is still on the list.

All we can do is sit tight, personally I am expecting some big changes to FSW this year, so I think 2 months from now we will have a clearer picture, given the backlog has received a lot of "attention" so far this year I think it will be interesting to see what comes...
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Nope, no consideration of other applicants on your file, they have not provided all the evidence etc... I did ask this also, as the Mrs is still on the list.

All we can do is sit tight, personally I am expecting some big changes to FSW this year, so I think 2 months from now we will have a clearer picture, given the backlog has received a lot of "attention" so far this year I think it will be interesting to see what comes...
We sold our house last year and I got redundancy from work so really ready to go...also our 10yr old daughter only has final year in junior school so really really want to be processed by next summer. I have considered about new application for hubby but like you said probably best wait and see what happens. Also another query if you were on the original set of 2010 instructions NOC list but then on the 2011 wasn't..does this matter if I've got "you are eligible' letter? I applied under 0013/0014 but could have applied under 1122 for the 2011 instruction..do you think this is taken into consideration? although I know the cap has been reached for 1122.
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I applied under 0013/0014 but could have applied under 1122 for the 2011 instruction..do you think this is taken into consideration? although I know the cap has been reached for 1122.
No, as per sdo's reply above it won't be taken in to consideration at all, as you haven't provided proof doing the duties under 1122 etc. You'll only be considered against the NOC code you've stated on your application.

Which NOC code was that out of interest? You've put 0013/0014 above, but assume that's a typo.

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