I finally got my citizenship certificate today, to the glory of God, but the intriguing thing about how I got it is what I want to share here.
First, we had our oath on the 17th of August, 2022, and our application was closed on the 22nd of August, 2022. From IRCC, I got the information that my certificate was mailed on the 26th of August. My certificate was mailed from the same city where I live. I have called IRCC several times, and they told me I should wait until six weeks before they can do anything about it. That six weeks came on Oct 7th, 2022 and I called IRCC, and they sent a note to my local office informing them that they I had not received the certificate. I have not heard back from the local office till today.
Now the interesting part. This evening (Oct 12, 2022), I went to check my mail, not expecting the certificate but to check for a product we were expecting. Upon checking my mailbox, I saw a mail that was not mine; it was the same house number but on a different street adjacent to my street. Then something clicked ( I believe it was God); he said, take the mail to the address and give it to them. While at it, ask them if they got any of our mail. I did just that. I went to their house ( 5mins walk) and gave them their letter; then I asked if they had any letters for me. They asked me my name, I gave them, and they indicated that they were looking for my address and that they had got a mail, and the mail looked like it was important mail cos on the mail it stated: "Do not bend." They went in and brought it, and it was my Citizenship Certificate. I was stunned.
I am grateful they did not throw it away; who knows when the local office will get back to me on a new one. I will tell IRCC that I found the certificate, and they should not worry about sending me a new one.
This is my story. Hopefully, this will help someone.