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duplex

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ID-----------------------------Location-----App Date-------AOR Date------IP Date------Test Invite-----Test Date
CanadaApplication126-------Cambridge--Oct 16, 2017---Nov 10, 2017---Nov 27, 2017
AA_UW----------------------Waterloo----Oct 13, 2017---Nov 14, 2017---Nov 27, 2017
canada4us2017--------------Kitchener---Oct 16, 2017---Nov 02, 2017---Nov 29, 2017
5hr3wd----------------------Kitchener---Oct 12, 2017---Nov 15, 2017---Dec 14, 2017
loncan-----------------------Kitchener---Oct 16, 2017---Nov 03, 2017---Dec 15, 2017
ssk94------------------------Kitchener---Oct 16, 2017---Nov 06, 2017---Dec 15, 2017
Husky9----------------------Waterloo----Oct 16, 2017---Nov 21, 2017---Dec 15, 2017
CuriousGuy------------------Waterloo----Oct 13, 2017---Nov 22, 2017---Dec 15, 2017
pepe84----------------------Guelph------Oct 16, 2017---Nov 23, 2017---Dec 18, 2017
MUUM-----------------------Cambridge--Oct 13, 2017---Dec 01, 2017---Dec 21, 2017
luckyb-----------------------Kitchener----Oct 16, 2017---Dec 01, 2017---Dec 21, 2017
Spouswifey ------------------Waterloo----Oct 16, 2017---Dec 02, 2017---Dec 21, 2017
tunpi-------------------------Kitchener---Oct 16, 2017---Nov 17, 2017---Dec 27, 2017
shoaib253-------------------Guelph------Oct 18, 2017---Nov 28, 2017
algonquin-------------------Kitchener----Oct 20, 2017---Dec 01, 2017
aquari-----------------------Kitchener----Oct 13, 2017---Dec 05, 2017
StevenJobs------------------Kitchener---Oct 20, 2017---Dec 06, 2017
inarms-----------------------Waterloo----Oct 31, 2017---Dec 07, 2017
duplex-----------------------Waterloo---Oct 16, 2017---Dec 13, 2017
bigoody ---------------------Guelph------Oct 16, 2017---Dec 22, 2017
vinceyhb---------------------Kitchener---Oct 26, 2017---Jan 02, 2018
zzzzzzzz---------------------Kitchener---Nov 08, 2017---Jan 04, 2018
haithy------------------------Waterloo----Nov 14, 2017---Jan 04, 2018

Updated on 10:30 am EST, Jan 4, 2018.

Although there are more applicants coming in after October, I think it doesn't make sense for me to add everyone here since the purpose is probably to track the progress after the surge in application, so I will update information based on the Oct spreadsheet and only add whoever requests to be added in the thread from later dates (i.e .I will not check Nov, Dec, and later spreadsheets to add all Kitchener office applicants here).

Anyway, I hope we start seeing someone getting their test invite. @canada4us2017 has told me he is still waiting for test invite, so we need to be a bit more patient for now.
 
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duplex

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ID-----------------------------Location-----App Date-------AOR Date------IP Date------Test Invite-----Test Date
@CanadaApplication126-------Cambridge--Oct 16, 2017---Nov 10, 2017---Nov 27, 2017
@AA_UW----------------------Waterloo----Oct 13, 2017---Nov 14, 2017---Nov 27, 2017
@canada4us2017--------------Kitchener---Oct 16, 2017---Nov 02, 2017---Nov 29, 2017
@5hr3wd----------------------Kitchener---Oct 12, 2017---Nov 15, 2017---Dec 14, 2017
@loncan-----------------------Kitchener---Oct 16, 2017---Nov 03, 2017---Dec 15, 2017
@ssk94------------------------Kitchener---Oct 16, 2017---Nov 06, 2017---Dec 15, 2017
@Husky9----------------------Waterloo----Oct 16, 2017---Nov 21, 2017---Dec 15, 2017
@CuriousGuy------------------Waterloo----Oct 13, 2017---Nov 22, 2017---Dec 15, 2017
@pepe84----------------------Guelph------Oct 16, 2017---Nov 23, 2017---Dec 18, 2017
@MUUM-----------------------Cambridge--Oct 13, 2017---Dec 01, 2017---Dec 21, 2017
@luckyb-----------------------Kitchener----Oct 16, 2017---Dec 01, 2017---Dec 21, 2017
@Spouswifey ------------------Waterloo----Oct 16, 2017---Dec 02, 2017---Dec 21, 2017
@tunpi-------------------------Kitchener---Oct 16, 2017---Nov 17, 2017---Dec 27, 2017
@inarms-----------------------Waterloo----Oct 31, 2017---Dec 07, 2017---Jan 03, 2018
@shoaib253-------------------Guelph------Oct 18, 2017---Nov 28, 2017
@algonquin-------------------Kitchener----Oct 20, 2017---Dec 01, 2017
@aquari-----------------------Kitchener----Oct 13, 2017---Dec 05, 2017
@StevenJobs------------------Kitchener---Oct 20, 2017---Dec 06, 2017
@duplex-----------------------Waterloo---Oct 16, 2017---Dec 13, 2017
@bigoody ---------------------Guelph------Oct 16, 2017---Dec 22, 2017
@vinceyhb---------------------Kitchener---Oct 26, 2017---Jan 02, 2018
@zzzzzzzz---------------------Kitchener---Nov 08, 2017---Jan 04, 2018
@haithy------------------------Waterloo----Nov 14, 2017---Jan 04, 2018

Updated on 1:40 pm EST, Jan 5, 2018. I will tag everyone at the end of every week to see if anyone would share their update here if any.
 

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ID-----------------------------Location-----App Date-------AOR Date------IP Date------Test Invite-----Test Date
CanadaApplication126-------Cambridge--Oct 16, 2017---Nov 10, 2017---Nov 27, 2017
AA_UW----------------------Waterloo----Oct 13, 2017---Nov 14, 2017---Nov 27, 2017
canada4us2017--------------Kitchener---Oct 16, 2017---Nov 02, 2017---Nov 29, 2017
5hr3wd----------------------Kitchener---Oct 12, 2017---Nov 15, 2017---Dec 14, 2017
loncan-----------------------Kitchener---Oct 16, 2017---Nov 03, 2017---Dec 15, 2017
ssk94------------------------Kitchener---Oct 16, 2017---Nov 06, 2017---Dec 15, 2017
Husky9----------------------Waterloo----Oct 16, 2017---Nov 21, 2017---Dec 15, 2017
CuriousGuy------------------Waterloo----Oct 13, 2017---Nov 22, 2017---Dec 15, 2017
pepe84----------------------Guelph------Oct 16, 2017---Nov 23, 2017---Dec 18, 2017
MUUM-----------------------Cambridge--Oct 13, 2017---Dec 01, 2017---Dec 21, 2017
luckyb-----------------------Kitchener----Oct 16, 2017---Dec 01, 2017---Dec 21, 2017
Spouswifey------------------Waterloo----Oct 16, 2017---Dec 02, 2017---Dec 21, 2017
tunpi-------------------------Kitchener---Oct 16, 2017---Nov 17, 2017---Dec 27, 2017
inarms-----------------------Waterloo----Oct 31, 2017---Dec 07, 2017---Jan 03, 2018
algonquin-------------------Kitchener----Oct 20, 2017---Dec 01, 2017---Jan 04, 2018
shoaib253-------------------Guelph------Oct 18, 2017---Nov 28, 2017
aquari-----------------------Kitchener----Oct 13, 2017---Dec 05, 2017
StevenJobs------------------Kitchener---Oct 20, 2017---Dec 06, 2017
duplex-----------------------Waterloo---Oct 16, 2017---Dec 13, 2017
bigoody---------------------Guelph------Oct 16, 2017---Dec 22, 2017
vinceyhb---------------------Kitchener---Oct 26, 2017---Jan 02, 2018
zzzzzzzz---------------------Kitchener---Nov 08, 2017---Jan 04, 2018
haithy------------------------Waterloo----Nov 14, 2017---Jan 04, 2018

Updated on 1:30 pm EST, Jan 7, 2018.
 

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Hello everyone, it seems no one from this list has received the test invitation yet. Do you know or any prediction when we can expect that? The reason I am asking is because, i have a full month vacation for February and planning to visit our parents.
 

duplex

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Hello everyone, it seems no one from this list has received the test invitation yet. Do you know or any prediction when we can expect that? The reason I am asking is because, i have a full month vacation for February and planning to visit our parents.
I think there are a few reasons that we don't see people getting test invite yet from the list.

First not everyone check their status or come back here regularly, so we may not know what has changed on their end if any. Second, the earliest in processing date in the list is November 27, which is a bit later than the overall October applicants (I think mid November). Third, it might be an indication that Kitchener office is relatively slow compared to some fast moving offices. Actually, there are still other offices like Kitchener that hasn't sent out test invite. Of course, I (and you) will never know whether these are correct or not.

Bottom line is, I hope we see someone in the list getting the invitation before end of next week.

And to your question, I think chances are low for you to appear in a test in February, but this is just my guess.
 
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naturalca

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I think there are a few reasons that we don't see people getting test invite yet from the list.

First not everyone check their status or come back here regularly, so we may not know what has changed on their end if any. Second, the earliest in processing date in the list is November 27, which is a bit later than the overall October applicants (I think mid November). Third, it might be an indication that Kitchener office is relatively slow compared to some fast moving offices. Actually, there are still other offices like Kitchener that hasn't sent out test invite. Of course, I (and you) will never know whether these are correct or not.

Bottom line is, I hope we see someone in the list getting the invitation before end of next week.

And to your question, I think chances are low for you to appear in a test in February, but this is just my guess.
Which one is fast? Should have moved there before applying for citizenship. Curious why Kitchener is so slow?
 

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Which one is fast? Should have moved there before applying for citizenship. Curious why Kitchener is so slow?
If you look at the stats in the spreadsheet for the last year, it seems on the face of it to be a bit quicker than many offices actually, but there isn't really enough data to be conclusive.
Sometimes things just seem slow when you're waiting - it's like a trip on the 401 I guess - we know we might encounter a queue, but when we're in the queue it doesn't feel so good.

In the normal run of things, if tunpi's case was average, and if there wasn't a big load of us all who were skewing the workflow from October onwards, tunpi would get his test invitation about a month after IP, and the test would be a couple of weeks after the invite, so if we assume Christmas takes a few days too, he/she would be invited at the end of January or start of February, for a date in mid February. I agree with duplex's guess and would suppose that the extra applications could push the test to be later than February, so let's guess hopefully at March, and hope to see the first few invites for people coming through soon.

Many of us have to travel in the coming months. If you need to then it is best to try not to go for more than a couple of weeks, and try to book tickets that can be changed (easier said than done). Keep an eye on your email and get someone trusted to check your mail if you need to go away in February. They could call you if you get anything from IRCC. That way you will not get back and find you missed a test.
 

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Just lets wait patiently for the test invite. Last year, a friend of mine from Kitchener received their test invite 15 days before the scheduled date on eCAS and the letter came a week before the test date. So keep checking eCAS just in case.

On another note, I received my latest GCMS notes yesterday (From Dec 08 order date) and nothing relevant, the only thing I noticed was that on December 11th my application was still sitting at CPC Sydney Registry waiting to be transferred to IRCC Kitchener. It seems the flow from CPC-S to Kitchener is very slow, but let's assume Kitchener got my application on December 12th so having it in processed on December 18th (according to eCAS) is not that bad for this local office. Let's hope for the best.
 
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Just lets wait patiently for the test invite. Last year, a friend of mine from Kitchener received their test invite 15 days before the scheduled date on eCAS and the letter came a week before the test date. So keep checking eCAS just in case.

On another note, I received my latest GCMS notes yesterday (From Dec 08 order date) and nothing relevant, the only thing I noticed was that on December 11th my application was still sitting at CPC Sydney Registry waiting to be transferred to IRCC Kitchener. It seems the flow from CPC-S to Kitchener is very slow, but let's assume Kitchener got my application on December 12th so having it in processed on December 18th (according to eCAS) is not that bad for this local office. Let's hope for the best.

Sorry what are GCMS notes?

Also, another unrelated update that I wanted to make that might help. Someone I know applied from Kitchener in March, had their test in July, had a bunch of personal discussions with citizenship officers regarding their case due to some disputes (including a 2-2.5 month delay in order to submit proof), finally had decision made status around Christmas, and now received an oath invite for end of Jan. Can't speak about how fast they are in comparison to other offices, but if all is well with the applications, I think we'll have some citizens within the next 6 months, even with the increase in applications. Hang tight!
 
 

CanadianC

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Just lets wait patiently for the test invite. Last year, a friend of mine from Kitchener received their test invite 15 days before the scheduled date on eCAS and the letter came a week before the test date. So keep checking eCAS just in case.

On another note, I received my latest GCMS notes yesterday (From Dec 08 order date) and nothing relevant, the only thing I noticed was that on December 11th my application was still sitting at CPC Sydney Registry waiting to be transferred to IRCC Kitchener. It seems the flow from CPC-S to Kitchener is very slow, but let's assume Kitchener got my application on December 12th so having it in processed on December 18th (according to eCAS) is not that bad for this local office. Let's hope for the best.
Could you tell me more about GCMS? How did you get that?
 

duplex

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Just lets wait patiently for the test invite. Last year, a friend of mine from Kitchener received their test invite 15 days before the scheduled date on eCAS and the letter came a week before the test date. So keep checking eCAS just in case.

On another note, I received my latest GCMS notes yesterday (From Dec 08 order date) and nothing relevant, the only thing I noticed was that on December 11th my application was still sitting at CPC Sydney Registry waiting to be transferred to IRCC Kitchener. It seems the flow from CPC-S to Kitchener is very slow, but let's assume Kitchener got my application on December 12th so having it in processed on December 18th (according to eCAS) is not that bad for this local office. Let's hope for the best.
Yes, we shall wait. Also, in the list we have three people getting "in process" status before end of November, however it seems that only @canada4us2017 is an active member, while another two either doesn't come back here (@CanadaApplication126) or is shared through someone else (@AA_UW). The next in process date then jumps 2+ weeks to mid December, so my guess is @canada4us2017 should get test invite first and then it will come down to others in the list. Anyway, we should keep waiting and things will certainly move (and as shown in process status has been constantly given out since mid December).
 

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I'm guessing we'll probably see test invites in February with test dates in March. With DM shortly after but oaths in May or June.

I think I'm okay with that. 6-9 months for a citizenship application is not bad.
 

duplex

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ID-----------------------------Location-----App Date-------AOR Date------IP Date------Test Invite-----Test Date
CanadianC-----------------Kitchener---Oct 18, 2017---Oct 30, 2017---Nov 14, 2017
CanadaApplication126-------Cambridge--Oct 16, 2017---Nov 10, 2017---Nov 27, 2017
AA_UW----------------------Waterloo----Oct 13, 2017---Nov 14, 2017---Nov 27, 2017
canada4us2017--------------Kitchener---Oct 16, 2017---Nov 02, 2017---Nov 29, 2017
5hr3wd----------------------Kitchener---Oct 12, 2017---Nov 15, 2017---Dec 14, 2017
loncan-----------------------Kitchener---Oct 16, 2017---Nov 03, 2017---Dec 15, 2017
ssk94------------------------Kitchener---Oct 16, 2017---Nov 06, 2017---Dec 15, 2017
Husky9----------------------Waterloo----Oct 16, 2017---Nov 21, 2017---Dec 15, 2017
CuriousGuy------------------Waterloo----Oct 13, 2017---Nov 22, 2017---Dec 15, 2017
pepe84----------------------Guelph------Oct 16, 2017---Nov 23, 2017---Dec 18, 2017
MUUM-----------------------Cambridge--Oct 13, 2017---Dec 01, 2017---Dec 21, 2017
luckyb-----------------------Kitchener----Oct 16, 2017---Dec 01, 2017---Dec 21, 2017
Spouswifey------------------Waterloo----Oct 16, 2017---Dec 02, 2017---Dec 21, 2017
tunpi-------------------------Kitchener---Oct 16, 2017---Nov 17, 2017---Dec 27, 2017
inarms-----------------------Waterloo----Oct 31, 2017---Dec 07, 2017---Jan 03, 2018
algonquin-------------------Kitchener----Oct 20, 2017---Dec 01, 2017---Jan 04, 2018
shoaib253-------------------Guelph------Oct 18, 2017---Nov 28, 2017
aquari-----------------------Kitchener----Oct 13, 2017---Dec 05, 2017
StevenJobs------------------Kitchener---Oct 20, 2017---Dec 06, 2017
duplex-----------------------Waterloo---Oct 16, 2017---Dec 13, 2017
bigoody---------------------Guelph------Oct 16, 2017---Dec 22, 2017
vinceyhb---------------------Kitchener---Oct 26, 2017---Jan 02, 2018
zzzzzzzz---------------------Kitchener---Nov 08, 2017---Jan 04, 2018
haithy------------------------Waterloo----Nov 14, 2017---Jan 04, 2018

Updated on 4:20 pm EST, Jan 9, 2018. @CanadianC, I see that you are adding your timeline in the main Oct thread and your in process date is the earliest in our list here, but you are still waiting for test invite after nearly two months?
 
 

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Yes, we shall wait. Also, in the list we have three people getting "in process" status before end of November, however it seems that only @canada4us2017 is an active member, while another two either doesn't come back here (@CanadaApplication126) or is shared through someone else (@AA_UW). The next in process date then jumps 2+ weeks to mid December, so my guess is @canada4us2017 should get test invite first and then it will come down to others in the list. Anyway, we should keep waiting and things will certainly move (and as shown in process status has been constantly given out since mid December).
AA_UW hasn’t received the test invite yet. I’ll update the forum as soon as he does.
 
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Sorry what are GCMS notes?

Also, another unrelated update that I wanted to make that might help. Someone I know applied from Kitchener in March, had their test in July, had a bunch of personal discussions with citizenship officers regarding their case due to some disputes (including a 2-2.5 month delay in order to submit proof), finally had decision made status around Christmas, and now received an oath invite for end of Jan. Can't speak about how fast they are in comparison to other offices, but if all is well with the applications, I think we'll have some citizens within the next 6 months, even with the increase in applications. Hang tight!
Could you tell me more about GCMS? How did you get that?
https://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigration-discussion-board/threads/how-to-order-gcms-notes-step-by-step-process.513893/
 
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