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AOR January 2021 - Discussion and Tracking

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Hi Everyone,


Congratulations for submitting your eAPR and becoming part of January 2021 AOR Group.

GOOD LUCK in 2021!!!

Let's join in and share progress of your application.

Good luck!

I will be sharing some statistics below to help you with the process, at this stage processing time is not as clear as we wish it would have been, but jointly we can still assist each other with answering questions and sharing the common knowledge.




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Please submit your questions here and will do my best to answer those!

All the best and see you in Canada!
 
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Statuses by years:

As you can see most of 2020 remain in processing stage and are not finalized, this is very different from all previous years since EE started. The average processing for most cases was fluctuating between 6-10 months.






2020 By months:

 
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eAPR date Estimator

The below chart shows you the estimated PPR date, taking into the account about 100,000+ finalized cases from the past 5 years. However, this is slightly misleading, as the line chart clearly shows that now the average has shifted by about 50%.

 

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Number of PPRs issued (reported) by years & Months:

As you can see there is a drastic decrease in the number of PPRs, hopefully 2021 will be better.



By months, there was a spike in October and November, but still short of high records of Jan, Feb and partially March 2020.


 

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Some useful info:

CEC - Canadian Experience Class
AOR - Acknowledgment of Receipt
RPRF - Right of permanent residence fee
PPR - Passport request
COPR - Confirmation of permanent residence
aAPR - Electronic App for Perm. Residency


PCC - Police clearance certificate
IELTS - International English language testing service
CELPIP - Canadian English language proficiency index program
NOC - National occupational classification
OB - Operational bulletin
IRPA - Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
eCAS - Electronic client application status
GCMS - Global case management system
VO - Visa officer
CIO - Centralized Intake Office
CPPO - Case Processing Pilot Ottawa
BOWP - Bridged open work permit
PGWP - Post graduation work permit
WP - Work permit

Eligibility - CIC evaluation of your compliance with all requirements (pass or fail)
Medical - Applicants medical exam when requested by CIC
Criminality - PCC sent with application, including CIC independent checks and RCMP (when requested)
Security - Checks completed by CSIS
 

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What happens after you submit your application?

Answer:

Excellent post about it here: https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/application-stages-what-they-mean-mep-ip1-ip2-ghost-update-version-2019.612656/

If you have an AOR of 31 Dec 2018 or later , follow the chart below to track your progress. Candidates will remain in a state of 'False IP2' throughout their application and only see a series of 'ghost updates' following their MEP; the first such ghost update (which should follow shortly after MEP) will signify your Real IP1, the second ghost update will signify your Real IP2, and the third will be your ‘Final’ Ghost Update, following which you are likely to receive your PPR.

If you have an AOR date of up to 30 Dec 2018, the chart also applies to you if you meet one or more of these conditions: you are a CEC or PNP-Inland candidate, you were required to provide your biometrics or you did not pay your RPRF upfront.

Note for FSW-Outland candidates who have an AOR date of up to 30 Dec 2018: If you did not need to provide biometrics and paid your RPRF upfront, the old transition from NA1 all the way to a Final Ghost Update will still apply to you. Your Background Check should have started in NA1 ("Not Applicable" 1), meaning your Background Check status said "Not Applicable" right after you submitted your application.

General:
EE - Express Entry: Canada's score-based program for economic immigrants
CRS - Comprehensive Ranking System: System for ranking candidates for EE
ITA - Invitation to Apply: an invitation to apply for permanent residence
e-APR - electronic Application for Permanent Residence: the online application for PR after receiving an ITA
RPRF - Right of Permanent Residence Fee: a fee collected as part of your PR application
AOR - Acknowledgement of Receipt (of application): email confirming receipt of your application after you submit and pay your fees
ADR - Additional Document Request: IRCC sends a message asking you to provide a specific document to supplement your application.

Post-submission stages:
False IP2 - Usually right from AOR or just after MEP. Background Check shows "We are processing your background check. We will send you a message if we need more information.”
MEP - Medicals passed: review of medical results changes from "You do not need a medical exam." to "You have passed the medical exam." There is no email for MEP.
Ghost Update - When you log in, the application says it's been "updated" but none of the fields have changed. Once you logout and log back in, the application returns to being "submitted". Ghost updates are not announced by email and a candidate must check their profile daily to not miss them.
Ghost Update #1 or Real IP1 - "In progress" 1: Background Check changes to "Your application is in progress. We will send you a message when we start your background check." Usually follows MEP. Some applicants (especially Inland and CEC) skip this stage. You should receive an email for your Real IP1 - the email will not provide any details, just that your application has been updated.
NA2 - "Not Applicable" 2: Background Check changes to "Not Applicable" again after IP1. Some applicants skip this stage and it is easily missed. No email.
Ghost Update #2 or Real IP2 - "In progress" 2: Background Check changes to "We are processing your background check. We will send you a message if we need more information." No email.
NA3 - "Not Applicable" 3: Background Check changes to "Not Applicable" again after IP2 (uncommon).
Ghost Update #3 or Final Ghost Update - Often considered a sign that PPR is coming soon. Not seen by all applicants.
PPR - Passport request: IRCC sends "Ready for visa" e-mail asking you to submit your documents to your visa office so they can issue your CoPR and entry visa if applicable. A PPR is announced only by email, and there may be no changes made directly to the profile. If you are worried you might miss it, you can whitelist the email domain @cic.gc.ca to ensure the email comes straight to your inbox.
CoPR - Confirmation of Permanent Residence: A document that says you've been approved for permanent residence.

Other notes:
1. The ‘eligibility’ and ‘final decision’ fields in your profile will not change to passed until after you receive your CoPR. This is an example of what a profile may look like following a CoPR.
2. Remember that these are not "official" stages, but they are used frequently throughout the forum to track the processing of applications.
 

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Please when submitting Schedule A form (Imm 5669), can I merge it with my LOE and upload them in the additional doc placeholder? Thank you.
 

andy108

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Please when submitting Schedule A form (Imm 5669), can I merge it with my LOE and upload them in the additional doc placeholder? Thank you.

You didn't file the electronic one?
I would just say at the start of a LOE letter please find Attached: 1. LOE 2. The form 5669

Thanks