How did you know IRCC stopped working from march to august? can you link a news post?As best as I can tell, IRCC assign a group of applications to different case officers and each case officer roughly processes their own cases in chronological order. However, the different case officers seem to work at very different speeds and this ends up with vastly different COPR dates for applications with the same AOR date. On top of this, even when an application has passed all steps there seems to be an excessive delay between a complete application and an officer sending out COPR.
IRCC should just process all cases chronologically and share the cases between different officers. These kinds of inefficiencies are only found in government organizations and it's sad because all the stakeholders in this process have no interest in speeding up the time for AOR to COPR. IRCC stopped working on all cases between March and August last year. How many desk based jobs are you aware of that completely shut down for 5 months last year? I am aware of ZERO. This is purely a result of government incompetence and inefficiency. Us applicants, who are affected, have no power to influence this. We cannot vote and contacting MPs is futile as this is low on their priority list. Sure, you can say that we are "lucky" that Canada is considering PR for us at all. I don't buy this argument. Every inland CEC applicant is currently working in Canada and paying taxes. We are contributing to the economy and pursuing legal means to settle here. Just because we are not Citizens and not yet PRs doesn't mean we should be taken advantage of and accept a dysfunctional government bureaucracy.