Thank you asaif, I was sure it was a legitimate term or else so many people would not be using it. It's just that I had never heard or read about it in the current guides... when is this OP1 Procedures Guide from?
Here it is:
Appendix F Acknowledgment of Receipt (AOR) letter (sample wording)
This letter refers to your application for permanent residence in Canada, which was received at this office on (date). Processing time Applications for permanent residence in Canada in the foreign national category that you have applied to require on average ..... months to process at this office. If you have not received any instructions from this office by (date), you are requested to contact this office directly. You will be notified of the appointment for your interview, if required, approximately ..... months prior to the date of the interview, and you will be provided with further instructions at that time. If you have not received notification of your interview appointment by (date), please contact this office directly.
Section 15 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act authorizes an officer to proceed with an
examination where a person makes an application for permanent residence in Canada for the purpose of determining whether the person and all accompanying family members appear to be persons who may be granted entry into Canada. A personal interview may be required as part of the examination process. Section 16 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act states that a person who makes an application must answer truthfully all questions put to them for the purpose of the examination. If an applicant appears for the interview without all the family members as required by the officer, then the required examination cannot be completed. This means that the applicant would be found to be inadmissible to Canada as a foreign national by virtue of the fact that they are unable to comply with all the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Regulations, following sections 11 and 41 of the Act.
Interpreters must be arranged in advance for any family members who will be interviewed and who are unable to communicate well in either of Canada's official languages of English or French. Instructions for the provision of interpreters will be provided to you prior to your interview appointment.
If you or any of your accompanying family members are not normally resident in the area of responsibility of this office, then you should be aware that there may be additional delay in the processing of your application for permanent residence in Canada. This delay will result from the need to refer your case to the Canadian immigration office that is responsible for the country in which you or your family members normally reside. This referral is necessary to verify any information that you have provided with your application, or for advice concerning qualifications or other matters of a local concern that should be taken into account when assessing your application.
I trust that this information concerning your application for permanent residence in Canada is helpful.
Thank you for your interest in Canada."
Thanks for showing it to me,