There are few people on this forum and around me who has received PPR at the end of June. (Most of them sent application last August)
Surprising, they all got it either June 27 or 28.
If Buffalo issued PPR subject to quarterly/bi-annually quota, those who hasn't got PPR this time might have to wait until next season.
I hope my assumption is wrong, but it's a bit depressing.
You mean the quarter thing ?? I think this is simply wrong ... try get a look at trackitt, I see Ton40 got the PPR on March 3 , which is a month before the end of a quarter.
Rather, I think the problem is the "quota". This morning I was checking what went wrong with the immigration systems, because I realized that almost all the CIC offices are getting slower (at a certain moment Nairobi held some people's passports for more than 6 months (between October 2010 to May 2011) before issuing their visas , Singapore came from 6 months to currently 11 months , Beijing is to 9 months from previous 6 months ... Buffalo is 14 months from previous 6 months) .... So, obviously, something is wrong somewhere in the overall system. My guess is "Canada is getting saturated, and they are figuring out how to slow down the immigration " ( I am just guessing). Otherwise , I don't see why the backlog in Buffalo has to wait , while Detroit can share the burden a little bit . Why not transfer ? and why the slow-down in all CIC offices ??
In Singapore, the immigration agents have understood the game: http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/singapore-timeline-t64843.0.html
(« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2011, 03:49:12 am » from Letina)
and it looks like the CIC Singapore has had the decency to explain it to one of their applicants : http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/singapore-timeline-t64843.15.html
(check « Reply #28 on: March 30, 2011, 04:29:40 am »)
Apart from this , I do not see another explanation for this sudden (simultaneous , as well as frightening) jump in the processing times everywhere.
i guess we have to make it part of our "Waiting game". If this be the case, I wish they (the CIC system) had at least the decency of saying it openly, and save us from this painful confusion. At least, if one knows that he is going to wait a loooooooooooong time, then he/she can plan his life accordingly.
Bonne fin de journee !