Recent content by lifein360

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    February 2020 - Citizenship Applicants

    Almost like the world is going through an unprecedented global pandemic. Still, I do agree that CIC could have moved faster, but citizenship applications will always be deprioritized in comparison to visas and PR which are more critical and affect someone's ability to enter, live and work in Canada
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    February 2020 - Citizenship Applicants

    This is awesome. I guess i'll dust off that citizenship book that has been lying around somewhere for months
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    February 2020 - Citizenship Applicants

    Yikess.. All right then, summer it is. I suppose I may get vaccinated first before I give the test lol
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    February 2020 - Citizenship Applicants

    We feb folk should start getting test invites by March-April I would think
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    February 2020 - Citizenship Applicants

    Looks like we may start getting test invites by Spring '21
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    CBC news article on Citizenship Tests & in-person Ceremonies

    I know there are exceptions always (the people in the article are refugees without any passports), but for majority of regular candidates, this delay is not the end of the world by any means. We all have PR, we are not on a clock, and PR renewals are still happening in case your card expires...
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    February 2020 - Citizenship Applicants

    Nope, 2019 applicants are waiting to take the written tests. Everyone is waiting just for that now to restart. I dont think any tests will begin until 2021 now with holidays coming and cities across Canada going into stricter lockdown measures.
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    Request for Supplementary Evidence

    I think they are very strict about the 1095 days requirement, so after their investigation if they find out you are short of 1095 days, they will reject your application in my opinion. This is so unfortunate. Just applying a week later would have prevented this headache :(. This has got to suck.
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    February 2020 - Citizenship Applicants

    Yeah - dont think so. Until CIC figures out a way to hold tests, we will all be waiting with an evergrowing backlog of people waiting to take tests. I am sure CIC wants to clear the backlog as it doesn't help them too. Atleast we all have PRs which can be renewed for $50 if neeed while we wait.
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    February 2020 - Citizenship Applicants

    If you meant 2020 then yes. I dont think anyone has had any citizenship tests since Feb-March 2020. So there is chance people who applied back in Sept-Oct 2019 are still waiting to to give their tests. Can't even imagine the test backlog at this point (tens of thousands of people waiting)
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    February 2020 - Citizenship Applicants

    Yeah I saw how universities are doing it now. Literally have to turn the webcam on and let someone stare at you the entire duration haha. To be fair, at this point, I am willing to pay the hourly fee to CIC to do that, but dont know if they have the tech or systems in place. So we all have to...
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    February 2020 - Citizenship Applicants

    No one has given any tests since COVID hit from what I can see. Only oath ceremonies have been virtually held. Not sure why we cannot do the tests virtually too (added costs I am sure)
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    February 2020 - Citizenship Applicants

    I didn't receive an email, but mine went into In Progress yesterday App Sent: Feb 12, 2020 App Received: Feb 17, 2020 AOR: Oct 8, 2020 In Process: Oct 28, 2020
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    February 2020 - Citizenship Applicants

    Oh wow, 20 days to IP from AOR is great. I think they want to move all the Feb applications along together. Mine was AOR Oct 8, so hopefully the rest of us hear something soon
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    February 2020 - Citizenship Applicants

    Looking at the tracker, it seems everyone is stuck at the In process status now in 2020. No one has taken the test yet. Makes sense. I wonder if they will build some sort of online testing like schools are. Easier and safer for all involved. The oath has become online too anyway