You will still meet the RO, as you have enough time to get 2 years by Feb 2021. If you didn't spend much time in Canada in 2016, you need to be very careful about leaving Canada at all in the next few years.
Expect 6-8 months.
Doesn't matter which of you sponsors him.
There is no minimum income requirement. You have to show you can support yourselves in Canada without welfare.
We just had our second child born here in Canada and I was thinking of applying for child benefit. Will that count as welfare? We didn’t have any income in Canada last year as we didn’t leave here.
Also will it be the Sidney or Mississauga officenwe should apply through as we already are living in Canada I mean while we apply.