Cam: I do think the PCC issue is worth sorting out. It is especially important for those applicants who got their docs in during the period PCCs had to be included with initial documents. Totally ridiculous to provide updated information from a country you have not revisited since last PCC was requested. Makes as much sense as getting PCCs from a country you've never been to!
I also feel for people who have BDs that are nearing the 6 month mark and they have not been encashed due to no fault of their own. What is to happen when CIO tries to cash them at 7 months and they bounce??!! Grumble, grumble.....
Yes, I believe the PCC issue, if not addressed, will cause delays for some applicants. It is unfortunate. The system in place is new, I am sure with better communication between applicants and CIC, that the little glitches will be taken care of eventually. Speaking of all our impatience with the immigration process, a little perspective may be in order...
Any one of us could have been born anywhere, from the slums of Haiti or Sudan, to the UK or USA. The point is, where we are born and the life that awaits us is out of our control. Similarly, whether our parents are rich or poor, is also out of our control... It is a lottery really, some of us are born into various luxuries, and many others have to fight all their lives to obtain those same things.
Those of us who were born into injustice and poverty, but who later struggled and obtained a good education, seek to make our world a better place. Through this quest we realize there are other places on earth where life is much better, where there is respect for the individual's rights, where there is freedom, and a much better future for our children. Therefore millions of people line up to get in those few countries that offer these values, but those nations can only let a limited number to get in. For if the world was without borders, the very societies that have been created in these countries would be threatened.
There is no such a thing as a perfect immigration system or process, nothing is perfect. Canada is dealing with literally millions of people knocking on their doors, begging to get in, to share their prosperity... and they are being kind enough to accommodate as many of us as possible. It is an enormous task... and we are lucky they are letting people in to begin with. The doors have been closing to immigrants in many other Western Countries... and yes, I realize Canada needs immigrants too, but the millions that are standing in line to get in tell me, we need Canada much more than they need us...
I am as frustrated as anyone else, and remind myself daily to be patient, but I truly think they are doing the best they can under the circumstances... we have not mail-ordered something and it is late... this is real life, where millions of people have lined up looking to enter one of those few places left, that in their view is the closest thing to a utopia that currently exists.
Sorry about the rant,