I was only told "a few early applicants" were chosen for testing the new system. I've no idea about the end-date for the selection or the number of selections, so I don't think I should say things I know nothing about. You can make some guesses from the Google docs tracker about the dates, but I think that too should be taken with a grain of salt, with it being a tiny dataset and crowdsourced (so at times people might not update their info)@CCAI2021, nice one going for you.
I just have a quick follow-up question based on what the IRCC officer told you about the quick process for early applicants. Just to be sure, was her statement borderline clear on the early applicants? If so, can you speculate on how early is early? I meant was it Dec 1 to Dec 4 or Dec 1 to Dec 15 or 30? Is this quick processing time for the 5,000 applicants used for the pilot project? Am I am expecting an exact response from you cos you wouldn't really have them. So please feel free to speculate from what you might have garnered from your conversation.