I think another thing you can do is to go to the embassy where your application was transferred to and inquire.Alternatively,you can contact CIC directly or the office that responded to you,tell them your case and when your class will start
Unfortunately I am working in Norway until the end of July, so I cant make it to Detroit until beginning of August. I have tried calling to Detroit, but they are quite firm in saying they will not offer any case specific information or general inquiries over the telephone let alone tell me if my application is in Detroit?!?!... they said to just email as urgent message. I am getting a bit frustrated at this point.
When I tried to contact the CIC in Canada, the only information they can give me is that my case was sent to Detroit... so I am just chasing my tail!
Okay.Don't get frustrated.things will be fine.Keep sending in the email and you can try fax as well.Yes,they won't want to give you any information regarding the application on phone.Try faxing and emailing till they respond to you.And do include "urgent" in the subject.
I also don't like the idea of not been able to talk with someone in the embassy who can give information about applications.They will always ask you to email or fax the visa section.