Thank you for the reply. For your friend's case, are you indicating she actually receives two letter from CIC montreal? I know the second letter is for the interview schedule, what's that all about for the first one? Did she receive the first letter two weeks after she got DM letter or after she found out online status changed to DM?
The two letters are "DM" letter to her and her husband.
Her decision made on March 17 but it took like 2 weeks for her to receive "DM" letter from CIC Canada. And then, couple of days after she received the letter from CIC Montreal to ask her send 2 photos and check some personal information. And then, in 2 weeks, she received the letter from CIC Montreal to tell her when her interview is!!
For me, from "I sent the CAD490, 2 photos, requested document to CIC Montreal" to "I received the letter about my landing interview", it took me one month for that.
Therefore, what I meant is if you already paid CAD490, you probably will have your landing interview scheduled sooner. If not, you probably will be like me, wait for one month to have my interview scheduled.