I suppose that depends on how long ago you originally applied.
It cannot be true that they will prioritise the post June 2011 applications, because if they do that every year they will never get rid of the backlog! There are still many people like us who haven't gone into processing at very high volume VOs like London and they just haven't got the capacity to keep pushing last years applicants to the back of the queue. It is widely predicted that there will be little change to the list of occupations as there was in June 2010, so there would be no real need to put 2011 applicants before 2010 ones, but changes to the language, work experience and age points allocations are widely predicted on the evidence of the ministerial comments on the CIC website.
If these points change are likely to improve your position, then go for it.
thanks queencougar for your opinion. i applied in may 2010 and received 2nd aor in april 2011. one year just to get 2nd aor. now i got the following information from some means. please check below
. i don't know if its true or not
London FSW Processing
For those who have been wondering about when their files in London will be processed, based upon what London has advised me:
1) files lodged pre-27 February 2007 will not be processed this year unless medical forms have already been received;
2) a few files lodged 27 February 2007 to 26 June 2010 may be reviewed this year if all subsequently lodged files have been finalized and
3) files lodged post-26 June 2010 are the first priority (at least until June 30th).
In other words, Ottawa has ordered London (and all visa-posts, according to London) to process current files first; i.e., post June 26th; and the earliest files, last. As a consequence, London anticipates its entire quota being filed merely by finalizing those files for which medical forms have been provided and those lodged between 26 June 2010 and 30 June 2011.
Because Islamabad files have been dumped onto London without its quota being increased, anyone who applied to London or Islamabad pre-27 February 2007 should not expect to have their files processed this year; or, if the approach CIC is currently taking, next year either -- if ever -- assuming the post-June 30th intake equals this fiscal year's intake. Even with additional staff, absent an increase in its quota, CIC will bar London from processing anything but the most recent applications.
As this approach has been dictated to all visa posts, anyone who applied to ANY visa post before 27 February 2007 and has not yet received medical forms should not expect their application ever to see the light of day -- unless their visa post either receives fewer new applications or an increased quota. Likewise, those who applied between 27 February 2007 and 26 June 2010 are unlikely to have their files processed unless they have already received medical forms before the end of this year. And, once the new Occupation List is out, this same fate will befall those who applied between June 26th and this coming June 30th unless they received their medical forms by next spring.