ok, finally I got some kind of notification email from CIC.
According to email they received my application on Feb 28th, 2012 (I was thinking March 1st, 2012)
Now, I do have a Application Number, at this point I can't track it on ecas. That's it , there is no additional information about Sponsorship Approval. The email says:
Application No.: Fxxxxxxxxx
Quote these numbers when corresponding with our office.
This is an automated message. Please DO NOT RESPOND to this message.
This confirms that your application for permanent residence in Canada has been received by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) on 2012/02/28.
When should I contact CIC?
You must notify CIC of any changes to your application. Examples of changes include:
• Changes in your personal circumstances, such as birth or adoption of a child, a marriage or a divorce
• Change of contact information (e-mail, mailing address, telephone number)
• Appointment or change of immigration representative or designated individual
• Decision to withdraw your application
To notify CIC of changes to your application, visit www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/offices/missions.asp
, select the office stated below, and follow the directions for “Case Specific Enquiry.”
When will CIC contact me?
CIC will contact you if we require additional information, documents, or an interview. For general guidance on what to expect, you can visit www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications
and consult the “What happens next” section of the instruction guide associated with the application form you used.
How do I check the status of my application?
You may use either the Unique Client Identifier (UCI) or Application Number above to check the status of your application on the CIC website. Please visit www.cic.gc.ca/english
and in the “I Need To ...” section on the right-hand side of the page, select “Check application status.”
How long will it take to process my application?
Processing times vary. You can consult the processing times for reference at: www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/times
Please be aware that answering e-mails takes time away from processing applications. For this reason, unless your application has exceeded normal processing times, please limit your correspondence to notifying us of changes in your application.
How can I prepare for immigration to Canada?
Please consult the following resources about settlement in Canada:
• For information on language assessment and training, visit www.cic.gc.ca/english/newcomers/before-language-training.asp
• For information on employment, visit www.credentials.gc.ca
• For information on housing, education, health, important documents, and other topics, visitwww.cic.gc.ca/english/newcomers
We trust that this information concerning your application for permanent residence in Canada is helpful.
P.O. Box 6100, Station A
Crossing my fingers now
Hope this helps Feb end & early Marchers