+1(514) 937-9445 or Toll-free (Canada & US) +1 (888) 947-9445

ALL ABOUT GCMS - HOW TO ORDER, READ, & GENERAL QUESTIONS ANSWERED

legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
17,682
9,251
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
4112
App. Filed.......
03-09-2015
Doc's Request.
01-10-2015
AOR Received.
03-09-2015
Med's Done....
17-08-2015
Passport Req..
05-04-2016
VISA ISSUED...
12-04-2016
LANDED..........
05-05-2016
Thank you so much for your reply!
I've done my RCMP from a month and half ago.
How long usually does it take for me to get my PPR with the timeline before covid?

Does flagpoling for PR card is something that we could do now?

Is is not when you send the documents, it is when those documents are added to your file and are examined, which can take a few weeks. Currently, IRCC is not allowing flag polling. However, you can call the border crossing for specific details.
 

vicky0143

Full Member
Feb 26, 2020
41
36
United States
Category........
PNP
NOC Code......
2175
App. Filed.......
19-12-2019
Nomination.....
21-05-2020
AOR Received.
27-06-2020
Med's Done....
11-08-2020
Hi @legalfalcon , can you please help me understand these notes? It doesn't look like my eligibility is conclusively passed. Also INFO SHARING shows still in progress. But Biometrics were already sent from USA and received by IRCC. So I am confused about these two. My timeline is in my signature.
==============================
ASSESSMENTS
Eligibility: Passed
Security: Not Started
HIRV:
Criminality: Passed
Org Crime:
Medical: Passed
Misrepresentation:
Info Sharing: In Progress
Other Reqs:
Final:
==============================
NOTES: 1
Updated Date: 2020/09/02 10:57:12
Label: Adm/Criminality
Office: Centralized Intake Office
Text: *** AGENT REVIEW *** POLICE CERTIFICATES R10 OK; no A36 concerns evident. Criminality Decision Passed.

NOTES: 2
Updated Date: 2020/09/02 10:56:58
Label: EE Eligibility
Office: Centralized Intake Office
Text:
REVIEW TYPE: A11.2 - CASE PROCESSING AGENT
APPLICATION: Exxxxxxxxx
REGULATION: PNP: FSW,2020-06-27
I have reviewed this application based upon the documents submitted by the applicant and the
information contained in the file and note the following.
RECOMMENDATION:***Appears to meet requirements***
A11.2: MET R75:
APPEARS TO MEET R87:
APPEARS TO MEET R76: Selection Criteria - FSW POINTS:
APPEARS TO MEET R76: Selection Criteria - FUNDS: SETTLEMENT FUNDS ARE MET
MEDICAL: ALL VALID
Ready to Finalize
______________________________​
PNP NOMINATION: -
Province of Nomination: ON.
- PNC#: 2xxxxxx.
- Province matches current residence: No.
- Nomination validity: Original.
- Case Type: Economic Case.
_______________________________​
Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) CRS Score at invitation to apply (ITA) 1068
CRS points minimum score for round: 757
CRS score at application (APR): 1053
Total CRS Points Assessed: 1053
| have reviewed the following for CRS points: PA gained points as SINGLE at ITA and APR PA gained points for 1 year(s) Foreign
Work Experience with MYCOMPANYNAME
edoc# 3xxxxxxxx
*Skill Transferability* 025 - Foreign Work Experience - Verified
____________________________​
EDUCATION CREDENTIAL(S) PROVIDED
Master's Degree, COMPUTER SCIENCE R75(2)(A) PRIMARY OCCUPATION: NOC 2175 Web Designers and
Developers WORK EXPERIENCE 1: Foreign Ul Developer (NOC: 2175) for MYCOMPANYNAME R75(2) LETTER OF
EMPLOYMENT (eDoc# 3xxxxxxxx): Dated: 2020-02-25 Job Description consistent with lead statement and main
duties of declared NOC - YES
____________________________​
FSW POINTS: APPEARS TO MEET FSW score at ITA: 75 / Min required FSW Score: 67 Total FSW Points Assessed: 68 09 - R80
Work Experience - Verified R76(1)(B) SETTLEMENT FUNDS: CAD $xxxxx Verified by statement from: MYBANKNAME, Date: 2020-06-23 Family of 1 requires CAD $12 960
____________________________​
Family Composition : NO CONCERNS PA
(MYLASTNAME, FIRSTNAME), SINGLE PASSPORT EXPIRY: 2xxx-0x-0x
____________________________​
INTEGRATED SEARCH (FOSS/GCMS): PA
(MYLASTNAME, FIRSTNAME) No trace in GCMS/FOSS other than present application

NOTES: 3
Updated Date: 2020/08/11 14:08:40
Label: EE Eligibility
Office: Centralized Intake Office
Text:
REVIEW TYPE: Program Assistant
APPLICATION #: E0xxxxxxxx
REGULATION: PNP
I have reviewed this application based upon the documents submitted by the applicant and the information contained in the file and
note the following.
MIN.SCORE: 757
CRS SCORE: 1,053
Principal Applicant Application Promoted: New UCI
Primary Applicant Medical Attached to UCI: Yes
Client Fees: Verified
----- DOCUMENTS SET FOR REVIEW-----
Client Enquiry Client Information
----- LANGUAGES-----
Principal Applicant
1 -English- IELTS - Met Threshold &Verified
----- EDUCATION-----
Primary Applicant
1-ECA report Verified on issuing agency website; foreign credential confirmed on ECA site ECA Canadian Equivalency Summary reported by issuing agency as: Master's degree Foreign credential provided
----- POLICE CERTIFICATE-----
Primary Applicant
1- USA FBI police certificate: Provided-NRT
2- India police certificate: Provided-NRT
R10 OK
Recommendation: Pass Criminality
----AGE-----
Applicant's age reviewed and No Change from ITA to e-APR
 
Last edited:

felix-m

Star Member
Jul 22, 2019
87
57
Earth
Category........
CEC
Visa Office......
Ottawa
AOR Received.
20-05-2020
Hi @legalfalcon , can you please help me understand these notes? It doesn't look like my eligibility is conclusively passed. Also INFO SHARING shows still in progress. But Biometrics were already sent from USA and received by IRCC. So I am confused about these two. My timeline is in my signature.
==============================
ASSESSMENTS
Eligibility: Passed
Security: Not Started
HIRV:
Criminality: Passed
Org Crime:
Medical: Passed
Misrepresentation:
Info Sharing: In Progress
Other Reqs:
Final:
==============================
NOTES: 1
Updated Date: 2020/09/02 10:57:12
Label: Adm/Criminality
Office: Centralized Intake Office
Text: *** AGENT REVIEW *** POLICE CERTIFICATES R10 OK; no A36 concerns evident. Criminality Decision Passed.

NOTES: 2
Updated Date: 2020/09/02 10:56:58
Label: EE Eligibility
Office: Centralized Intake Office
Text:
REVIEW TYPE: A11.2 - CASE PROCESSING AGENT
APPLICATION: Exxxxxxxxx
REGULATION: PNP: FSW,2020-06-27
I have reviewed this application based upon the documents submitted by the applicant and the
information contained in the file and note the following.
RECOMMENDATION:***Appears to meet requirements***
A11.2: MET R75:
APPEARS TO MEET R87:
APPEARS TO MEET R76: Selection Criteria - FSW POINTS:
APPEARS TO MEET R76: Selection Criteria - FUNDS: SETTLEMENT FUNDS ARE MET
MEDICAL: ALL VALID
Ready to Finalize
______________________________​
PNP NOMINATION: -
Province of Nomination: ON.
- PNC#: 2xxxxxx.
- Province matches current residence: No.
- Nomination validity: Original.
- Case Type: Economic Case.
_______________________________​
Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) CRS Score at invitation to apply (ITA) 1068
CRS points minimum score for round: 757
CRS score at application (APR): 1053
Total CRS Points Assessed: 1053
| have reviewed the following for CRS points: PA gained points as SINGLE at ITA and APR PA gained points for 1 year(s) Foreign
Work Experience with MYCOMPANYNAME
edoc# 3xxxxxxxx
*Skill Transferability* 025 - Foreign Work Experience - Verified
____________________________​
EDUCATION CREDENTIAL(S) PROVIDED
Master's Degree, COMPUTER SCIENCE R75(2)(A) PRIMARY OCCUPATION: NOC 2175 Web Designers and
Developers WORK EXPERIENCE 1: Foreign Ul Developer (NOC: 2175) for MYCOMPANYNAME R75(2) LETTER OF
EMPLOYMENT (eDoc# 3xxxxxxxx): Dated: 2020-02-25 Job Description consistent with lead statement and main
duties of declared NOC - YES
____________________________​
FSW POINTS: APPEARS TO MEET FSW score at ITA: 75 / Min required FSW Score: 67 Total FSW Points Assessed: 68 09 - R80
Work Experience - Verified R76(1)(B) SETTLEMENT FUNDS: CAD $xxxxx Verified by statement from: MYBANKNAME, Date: 2020-06-23 Family of 1 requires CAD $12 960
____________________________​
Family Composition : NO CONCERNS PA
(MYLASTNAME, FIRSTNAME), SINGLE PASSPORT EXPIRY: 2xxx-0x-0x
____________________________​
INTEGRATED SEARCH (FOSS/GCMS): PA
(MYLASTNAME, FIRSTNAME) No trace in GCMS/FOSS other than present application

NOTES: 3
Updated Date: 2020/08/11 14:08:40
Label: EE Eligibility
Office: Centralized Intake Office
Text:
REVIEW TYPE: Program Assistant
APPLICATION #: E0xxxxxxxx
REGULATION: PNP
I have reviewed this application based upon the documents submitted by the applicant and the information contained in the file and
note the following.
MIN.SCORE: 757
CRS SCORE: 1,053
Principal Applicant Application Promoted: New UCI
Primary Applicant Medical Attached to UCI: Yes
Client Fees: Verified
----- DOCUMENTS SET FOR REVIEW-----
Client Enquiry Client Information
----- LANGUAGES-----
Principal Applicant
1 -English- IELTS - Met Threshold &Verified
----- EDUCATION-----
Primary Applicant
1-ECA report Verified on issuing agency website; foreign credential confirmed on ECA site ECA Canadian Equivalency Summary reported by issuing agency as: Master's degree Foreign credential provided
----- POLICE CERTIFICATE-----
Primary Applicant
1- USA FBI police certificate: Provided-NRT
2- India police certificate: Provided-NRT
R10 OK
Recommendation: Pass Criminality
----AGE-----
Applicant's age reviewed and No Change from ITA to e-APR
Hi have you given your RCMP & biometrics for PR?
 

felix-m

Star Member
Jul 22, 2019
87
57
Earth
Category........
CEC
Visa Office......
Ottawa
AOR Received.
20-05-2020
Please refer my signature. I don't know what is RCMP. My stream is PNP-outland.
I see. RCMP is canadian PCC. How about biometrics? Have you given your biometrics?
I am CEC inland and my criminality is in progress without given my biometrics yet due to covid
 

vicky0143

Full Member
Feb 26, 2020
41
36
United States
Category........
PNP
NOC Code......
2175
App. Filed.......
19-12-2019
Nomination.....
21-05-2020
AOR Received.
27-06-2020
Med's Done....
11-08-2020
I see. RCMP is canadian PCC. How about biometrics? Have you given your biometrics?
I am CEC inland and my criminality is in progress without given my biometrics yet due to covid
Yes Biometrics done. If you access this website from the desktop/ipad, you will see signatures of people where most of us have put all the information that you are asking.
 

legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
17,682
9,251
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
4112
App. Filed.......
03-09-2015
Doc's Request.
01-10-2015
AOR Received.
03-09-2015
Med's Done....
17-08-2015
Passport Req..
05-04-2016
VISA ISSUED...
12-04-2016
LANDED..........
05-05-2016
Hi @legalfalcon , can you please help me understand these notes? It doesn't look like my eligibility is conclusively passed. Also INFO SHARING shows still in progress. But Biometrics were already sent from USA and received by IRCC. So I am confused about these two. My timeline is in my signature.
==============================
ASSESSMENTS
Eligibility: Passed
Security: Not Started
HIRV:
Criminality: Passed
Org Crime:
Medical: Passed
Misrepresentation:
Info Sharing: In Progress
Other Reqs:
Final:
==============================
NOTES: 1
Updated Date: 2020/09/02 10:57:12
Label: Adm/Criminality
Office: Centralized Intake Office
Text: *** AGENT REVIEW *** POLICE CERTIFICATES R10 OK; no A36 concerns evident. Criminality Decision Passed.

NOTES: 2
Updated Date: 2020/09/02 10:56:58
Label: EE Eligibility
Office: Centralized Intake Office
Text:
REVIEW TYPE: A11.2 - CASE PROCESSING AGENT
APPLICATION: Exxxxxxxxx
REGULATION: PNP: FSW,2020-06-27
I have reviewed this application based upon the documents submitted by the applicant and the
information contained in the file and note the following.
RECOMMENDATION:***Appears to meet requirements***
A11.2: MET R75:
APPEARS TO MEET R87:
APPEARS TO MEET R76: Selection Criteria - FSW POINTS:
APPEARS TO MEET R76: Selection Criteria - FUNDS: SETTLEMENT FUNDS ARE MET
MEDICAL: ALL VALID
Ready to Finalize
______________________________​
PNP NOMINATION: -
Province of Nomination: ON.
- PNC#: 2xxxxxx.
- Province matches current residence: No.
- Nomination validity: Original.
- Case Type: Economic Case.
_______________________________​
Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) CRS Score at invitation to apply (ITA) 1068
CRS points minimum score for round: 757
CRS score at application (APR): 1053
Total CRS Points Assessed: 1053
| have reviewed the following for CRS points: PA gained points as SINGLE at ITA and APR PA gained points for 1 year(s) Foreign
Work Experience with MYCOMPANYNAME
edoc# 3xxxxxxxx
*Skill Transferability* 025 - Foreign Work Experience - Verified
____________________________​
EDUCATION CREDENTIAL(S) PROVIDED
Master's Degree, COMPUTER SCIENCE R75(2)(A) PRIMARY OCCUPATION: NOC 2175 Web Designers and
Developers WORK EXPERIENCE 1: Foreign Ul Developer (NOC: 2175) for MYCOMPANYNAME R75(2) LETTER OF
EMPLOYMENT (eDoc# 3xxxxxxxx): Dated: 2020-02-25 Job Description consistent with lead statement and main
duties of declared NOC - YES
____________________________​
FSW POINTS: APPEARS TO MEET FSW score at ITA: 75 / Min required FSW Score: 67 Total FSW Points Assessed: 68 09 - R80
Work Experience - Verified R76(1)(B) SETTLEMENT FUNDS: CAD $xxxxx Verified by statement from: MYBANKNAME, Date: 2020-06-23 Family of 1 requires CAD $12 960
____________________________​
Family Composition : NO CONCERNS PA
(MYLASTNAME, FIRSTNAME), SINGLE PASSPORT EXPIRY: 2xxx-0x-0x
____________________________​
INTEGRATED SEARCH (FOSS/GCMS): PA
(MYLASTNAME, FIRSTNAME) No trace in GCMS/FOSS other than present application

NOTES: 3
Updated Date: 2020/08/11 14:08:40
Label: EE Eligibility
Office: Centralized Intake Office
Text:
REVIEW TYPE: Program Assistant
APPLICATION #: E0xxxxxxxx
REGULATION: PNP
I have reviewed this application based upon the documents submitted by the applicant and the information contained in the file and
note the following.
MIN.SCORE: 757
CRS SCORE: 1,053
Principal Applicant Application Promoted: New UCI
Primary Applicant Medical Attached to UCI: Yes
Client Fees: Verified
----- DOCUMENTS SET FOR REVIEW-----
Client Enquiry Client Information
----- LANGUAGES-----
Principal Applicant
1 -English- IELTS - Met Threshold &Verified
----- EDUCATION-----
Primary Applicant
1-ECA report Verified on issuing agency website; foreign credential confirmed on ECA site ECA Canadian Equivalency Summary reported by issuing agency as: Master's degree Foreign credential provided
----- POLICE CERTIFICATE-----
Primary Applicant
1- USA FBI police certificate: Provided-NRT
2- India police certificate: Provided-NRT
R10 OK
Recommendation: Pass Criminality
----AGE-----
Applicant's age reviewed and No Change from ITA to e-APR
As per the posted notes, your eligibility is not conclusively passed. Note 3 pertains to the completeness check, i.e. R10. Note 2 is the recommendation by a case processing agent on your eligibility. As per the note, its all passed, and now after the final determination by an officer, your eligibility will be conclusively passed.

See https://bit.ly/3cd5Ad0 The sample notes at the end of the post.
 
  • Like
Reactions: vicky0143

felix-m

Star Member
Jul 22, 2019
87
57
Earth
Category........
CEC
Visa Office......
Ottawa
AOR Received.
20-05-2020
Yes Biometrics done. If you access this website from the desktop/ipad, you will see signatures of people where most of us have put all the information that you are asking.
Oh for some reason i cant see any signature on mobile phone site
 

Saleh Almstiri

Star Member
Oct 15, 2019
103
40
35
Libya
Category........
PNP
Visa Office......
Sydney VS
NOC Code......
1122
AOR Received.
30-01-2020
@legalfalcon
Hi Legalfalcon
When you see 15(1) does it give an indication that the security check has ended or it does tell anything related to this?
 

legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
17,682
9,251
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
4112
App. Filed.......
03-09-2015
Doc's Request.
01-10-2015
AOR Received.
03-09-2015
Med's Done....
17-08-2015
Passport Req..
05-04-2016
VISA ISSUED...
12-04-2016
LANDED..........
05-05-2016
@legalfalcon
Hi Legalfalcon
When you see 15(1) does it give an indication that the security check has ended or it does tell anything related to this?
Some details in your GCMS notes are redacted under various provisions of the Access to Information and s15 is one such section under which it is redacted.

See https://bit.ly/342Uwf9

For most applicant's the security assessment on page 2 will be blank after it starts, and it will be redacted under section 15(1). This only indicates that the security has been initiated or even completed.

To know the security details, see the activities section in the middle of the notes. It will say under filed, as updated, passed etc. This is one way to know.

The other way to know is through the CBSA and CSIS notes.

See https://bit.ly/2ZW32v0
 

slayyy

Star Member
Nov 2, 2019
64
43
Ordered my GCMS notes again, not much activity in my application as expected. But my question is: in the first batch of notes my Criminality was "In Progress". But in the latest notes, Criminality changed to "Not Started". Is this normal?

Also, Eligibility was passed by a Case Processing Agent.

FSW O, April AOR. Medical. & Bio metrics done.

Appreciate your input guys.

 

riya2018

Star Member
Feb 6, 2020
70
7
Ordered my GCMS notes again, not much activity in my application as expected. But my question is: in the first batch of notes my Criminality was "In Progress". But in the latest notes, Criminality changed to "Not Started". Is this normal?

Also, Eligibility was passed by a Case Processing Agent.

FSW O, April AOR. Medical. & Bio metrics done.

Appreciate your input guys.

Your AOR date? When did you order gcms notes and how long took?
 

Hemilshah80

Hero Member
Apr 3, 2019
225
165
Category........
PNP
Visa Office......
Ottawa
I guess the average turnaround time for getting GCMS notes is 25 to 30 days.
 

slayyy

Star Member
Nov 2, 2019
64
43
Ordered my GCMS notes again, not much activity in my application as expected. But my question is: in the first batch of notes my Criminality was "In Progress". But in the latest notes, Criminality changed to "Not Started". Is this normal?

Also, Eligibility was passed by a Case Processing Agent.

FSW O, April AOR. Medical. & Bio metrics done.

Appreciate your input guys.

@legalfalcon

would appreciate your input.
 

legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
17,682
9,251
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
4112
App. Filed.......
03-09-2015
Doc's Request.
01-10-2015
AOR Received.
03-09-2015
Med's Done....
17-08-2015
Passport Req..
05-04-2016
VISA ISSUED...
12-04-2016
LANDED..........
05-05-2016
Ordered my GCMS notes again, not much activity in my application as expected. But my question is: in the first batch of notes my Criminality was "In Progress". But in the latest notes, Criminality changed to "Not Started". Is this normal?

Also, Eligibility was passed by a Case Processing Agent.

FSW O, April AOR. Medical. & Bio metrics done.

Appreciate your input guys.

The criminality for most is usually done along with R10 early in the process. However, if your are an inland applicant and did not submit your RCMP PCC or if your biometrics is pending, then this status is normal.

The eligibility takes place in two stages. First an analyst or an assistant will review and make a recommendation. This can be recommended passed / Met / etc. This recommendation is then reviewed by an officer who makes a final determination. The terminology used such as met / recommended passed / passed an no relevance.

Instead see your assessment on page 2 of the GCMS notes and see the corresponding notes in the last 2-5 pages.

If your most recent note for eligibility looks like this, then your eligibility is conclusively passed by an officer.


If your most recent note looks like this, this is a recommendation from an analyst or an assistant, and only after a final determination by an officer, will your eligibility be passed and then your security will be initiated.




After your eligibility is passed, your security will be initiated.

To read on security see https://bit.ly/3iSo31f