Thanks a lot, FALCON for your prompt reply!Most application are delayed because no one has worked on them. Check the activities and see when the last activity happened in your GCMS notes, that will tell you what is going on.
As regards criminality, if you have provided biometrics, then you need not worry. For CEC applicants, even though the RCMP runs the biometrics and send IRCC the report, many reports keep pending and are not updated.
You do not have to provide a PCC unless you are specifically asked by IRCC.
The criminality and security have a shelf life and if a decision on your application is not taken within the time frame, then they have to be re-done. Given that your dependents are outland, that could be a reason for the delay as your dependents will have to be sent a PPR after you receive your COPR.
To read on security see https://bit.ly/3fjq9rM
I am looking at my criminality section of both PNP and Express application's GCSM notes and I am really confused! Can you please have a look at them?
In both cases, Spouse criminality is passed but PA in progress.