Here are my answers:
1. For me it was 8 months after I recieved passport request. Its written on the passport request letter towards bottom of the first page.
I do not know how they calculate it.
2. I was nominated by Alberta so its ethical (also to avoid any issue while getting citizenship 3 yrs later) for me to opt staying in Alberta.
But no one can stop you from staying anywhere in Canada once you got your PR. You can give any address.
you CAN NOT provide US address. They won't accept.
3. AVR is automatic visa revalidation. They let you enter US if you have valid I-94 and your visa is expired on passport. Search this forum or google for AVR and you would get more details
Thanks for the details. i have few questions if you or someone can answer it.
i am h1b. i got ainp nomination in feb 2010 and recently submitted all docs to newyork.
my question is,
1 - once we get passport request and get visa, how much time they give to enter canada ?
2 - you mentioned, you provided them Alberta address once you were there. do we have to provide alberta address ? is it required ? or we can provide the US address if they ask ?
3 - you said, you entered US on AVR. whats AVR ? aren't you h1b to use h1b visa or AP ?