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Discussion in 'Express Entry / Expression of Interest' started by andy108, Oct 30, 2019.

  1. Hi Everyone,

    Congratulations for submitting your eAPR and becoming part of November 2019 AOR gang.

    This thread is to assist everyone with questions in relation to process tracking, trends, processing timelines concerns and just to get together and plan the upcoming move over to Canada while trying to understand when to expect your PPR.

    Good luck!

    I will be sharing some statistics below to help you with the process.


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

    All the best!
  2. Below I will share some useful info that often being asked:

    What are GCMS notes?

    GCMS notes is a complete and most recent information from your Canadian immigration/visa file GCMS stands for the Global Case Management System, which is used by the Government of Canada to store and process all immigration and visa applications worldwide. If you have ever submitted any application to the Canadian immigration authorities – for example an application for permanent residence, for a visitor visa, study or work permit etc. – your application and all information about its processing is stored in GCMS You can request GCMS notes - information from your file stored in the system. Inside you will find immigration officers' notes that will allow you to understand how your current application is being processed GCMS notes can be requested from Canada or by a Canadian citizen only

    What is CSE?

    Case Specific Enquiry also known as IRCC Web form. Available here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/contacts/web-form.asp
  3. Some may find it useful, all the CIC acronyms used on this forum:

    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

    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

    eAPR - Electronic Application for Permanent Residency

    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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  4. Some high level idea on processing time:

  5. Join the group guys!
  6. Some may find it useful:

    What is R10 Completeness Check

    An acknowledgement of receipt (R10 passed) letter is issued to an applicant (or their representative, if applicable) once their application for permanent residence has passed the R10 completeness check.

    The letter is issued by the Centralized Intake Office. If the application was submitted electronically, this letter is sent to the applicant (or their representative, if applicable) via their MyCIC account; otherwise, the letter is sent by mail.

    This letter should not be confused with the electronic receipt of the application for permanent residence letter.

    This is the official acknowledgement of receipt letter and it may be used to support a bridging open work permit if all other requirements are met.
  7. To give some idea of current processing:

  8. Post-submission stages:

    NA1 - “Not Applicable” 1: Background check says “Not Applicable”, usually right after submission.

    MEP - Medicals passed: review of medical results changes from “You do not need a medical exam.” to “You have passed the medical exam.”

    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.

    NA2 - “Not Applicable” 2: Background check changes to “Not Applicable” again after IP1. Some applicants skip this stage and it is easily missed.

    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.”

    NA3 - “Not Applicable” 3: Background check changes to “Not Applicable” again after IP2 (uncommon)

    Ghost update - When you log in, the application says it’s been “updated” but none of the fields have changed. 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.

    CoPR - Confirmation of Permanent Residence: A document that says you’ve been approved for permanent residence.

    These are not “official” stages, but they are used frequently throughout the forum to track processing of applications.
  9. Any November AORs?
  10. When to expect your PPR if you have submitted on the 1st of November?

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  11. When to expect medical to pass if you have applied on the 1st of November?

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  12. Average processing time:

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