Hi friends! Here’s our timeline:
May 8, 2017: created Express Entry profile
June 17, 2017: received Provincial Nomination
June 29, 2017: received Invitation to Apply
July 4, 2017: upfront medicals (my wife’s x-ray was clear, mine wasn’t)
July 9, 2017: Confirmation of Online Application Transmission
July 10, 2017: Acknowledgement of receipt
July 17-19, 2017: my sputum tests (1st set)
July 22, 2017: Start of treatment
I volunteered and was allowed by the panel physician to immediately begin my TB treatment outside, under the supervision of my preferred pulmonologist regardless of the sputum results. It’s basically a gamble on my part since by beginning treatment asap, even if my sputum results come out negative, I’d still need to finish my 6 month TB treatment. My motivation was, thinking if my sputum results came out positive after the 2 month wait time, it would be an additional 6 monthsd on our timeline to finish with the treatment, thus I felt it best that while I was undergoing my sputum tests, my treatment was running concurrently with it.
Sept 11-13, 2017: my sputum results (1st set - negative)
Sept 20-22, 2017: my sputum tests (2nd set)
October, 2017: my repeat x-ray (no changes)
Nov 15-17, 2017: my sputum results (2nd set - negative)
Nov 22-24, 2017: my sputum tests (3rd set)
Jan 17-19, 2018: my sputum results (3rd set - negative)
Jan 21, 2018: End of treatment
Jan 24, 2018: my repeat x-ray (no changes)
Feb 7, 2018: Medicals passed
We then received an email notice by Feb 15, 2017 that since my wife has been in close contact with someone who has active TB, she will also need to undergo further testing.
Feb 19, 2018: my wife’s PPD Skin Test (positive - We consulted our own pulmo and was advised that since TB in the Philippines is endemic, this test almost always comes out positive.)
Feb 19, 2018: my wife’s repeat x-ray (no changes - If her PPD Skin Test was negative earlier, she’d have been cleared outright and this repeat x-ray wouldn’t be needed anymore.)
Feb 21-23, 2018: my wife’s sputum tests (If her PPD Skin Test was negative earlier, she’d have been cleared outright and these sputum tests wouldn’t be needed anymore.)
Apr 23-25, 2018: my wife’s sputum results (negative)
May 1, 2018: PPR
May 2, 2018: received Medical Surveillance Form
May 5, 2018: Visa On Hand (expires July 8, 2018)
It was a relatively lengthy process in our case but if one follows everything as instructed, is never afraid to ask and clarify, checks both inbox and spam emails (my CIC designated email was set to notify on my phone in real time so I never miss out on anything just in case due to these emails being time sensitive) and never waver in their belief that everything will come to pass, I assure you it will all be worth it in the end.
We hope this answers a few of your questions and provides some useful information to those in a similar situation.