Man, I understand you very well! Our journey took more than 4 years, two of them in Canada, lots of nerves and uncertainty.Hi guys,
Looks like my journey finally came to an end.
My timeline is as follows:
COPR received in email: March 23
Photo delivered to Etobicoke: March 25
GU1: August 16
Application approved and card mailed: August 24
Card in mailbox: August 27
I do not have words, I am literally crying. It was so hard for us. I came to Canada in 2018 on work permit. I came through so many things since then. My dependents were refused 2 times to get open WP and just to visit me. Then I applied for province nomination and received it. It turned out that processing time for paper based PNP application was too long, so I applied to PNP paper stream and then decided to go with EE CEC after one full year in Canada. My first CEC file was refused because of stupid error, then covid came and I applied for CEC second time. Then I applied for WP extension and visitor visa. Both were approved with huge delays due to covid. There were a couple of weeks when I was in implied status with unknown future and after 3 refusals. Actually my second CEC file never came to an end. March 2020 CEC applicants know how hard it was. After 17 months of processing my second CEC application was withdrawn (just a couple weeks ago), as I became permanent resident in March 2021. Just withrawal of application took about 4 months. Finally I got my family in Canada. It was almost 3 years without them, it was so hard. Now I am back to normal.
I wish everybody good luck! This forum has been very helpful in difficult times of waiting.
Do not deal with immigration consultants! They leaded me to troubles. Rely on yourself, do everything yourself!
You deserve your PR and I wish you and your family all the best! May the success and happiness be with you! See you in the citizenship forum in two years