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    July 2020, Inland Spousal PR Applications

    Unfortunately, the Immigration Minister does not seem to care. Lawyers have been regularly in contact with him about this issue. In Q&A sessions from November he has stated that applications are not being returned even though it is clear as day that they are. In December, the Canadian Bar...
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    PGWP Extension "International students: if you have been affected by #COVID19 while in Canada"?

    That's when the instructions are being released on the IRCC website.
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    PGWP Extension "International students: if you have been affected by #COVID19 while in Canada"?

    The IRCC announcement on Twitter was worded as "International students: if you have been affected by #COVID19 while in Canada and hold or held a post-graduation work permit (PGWP), you will now have the opportunity to apply for another open work permit." IRCC keeps re-quoting this Tweet about 10...
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    Inland Spousal Sponsorship August 2020

    Feeling slightly paranoid around this time. Apparently, based on what another user was told IRCC is checking applications for completeness months in advance of issuing AORs. For example, based on the spreadsheet the following people have had their applications returned: Received April 22 -...
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    July 2020, Inland Spousal PR Applications

    Sounds like they got lucky and had someone assigned to their file who didn't want to ruin their lives by returning their entire application. It's rare but some people get lucky and are assigned an officer who uses their discretion to mitigate the harshness of the standard operating procedures.
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    Inland Spousal Sponsorship August 2020

    Just received my temporary AOR. Application was received on August 30.
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    Inland Spousal Sponsorship August 2020

    Based on his post history, his PR application was received on August 17. I'm surprised to see people in this thread getting emails already. I just noticed people in the March thread began to receive them yesterday. For the curious, the full email is in the below quote: It would be nice if...
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    Inland Spousal Sponsorship August 2020

    We also received our biometrics reminder on September 18th. Application Sent: August 27, 2020 Application Received: August 31, 2020 Biometrics Reminder: September 18, 2020.
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    Inland Spousal Sponsorship August 2020

    Package delivered August 31. Even though I reviewed the application over 20 times, I am still paranoid about making a mistake and having it sent back. This will be a long stressful wait.