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Quebec Skilled Worker Federal Stage (After CSQ)

Nov 26, 2019
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Dears, I've got a ghost update today and wanted to inform you.
As I recall correctly, nearly a month ago, also one of our forum friend got a ghost update here.


What is Ghost Update ?

After you login to your GCKey account, at home page, there is a table that lists your applications like below.
Application typeApplication numberApplicant nameDate submittedCurrent statusMessagesAction

When there is a ghost update, the 'current status' column of that table changes into 'Application / Profile Updated'.
But when you click to see your application details, you will see NO change. Also you won't get any e-mail from IRCC regarding this update.
Eventually, if you login again or click back button of your browser to see that table, you will continue to see 'Submitted'.


If you also notice a ghost update, please share your own experiences with forum.
Thanks.
Yes, i saw the same thing when i logged in but when i checked again it showed "submitted" so i thought it might have been a glitch. A ghost update...what is that supposed to mean exactly?
 

Canadadreams...

Full Member
Jun 15, 2019
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CIC NEWS
CANADA IMMIGRATION NEWSLETTER

CIC News / 2020 / March / New Canadian immigration instructions during coronavirus pandemic
New Canadian immigration instructions during coronavirus pandemicCanada is taking measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and accommodate immigrants affected by associated service disruptions and travel restrictions
March 16, 2020 By Shelby Thevenot And Kareem El-Assal

Check cicnews.comfor breaking news updates on the coronavirus’ impact on Canadian immigration.
Canada is taking exceptional measures to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, and help immigrants and travellers affected by service disruptions.

The following is a summary of policies that were just announced by the federal government:
Restrictions on foreign travel to Canada
On Monday, March 16, Canada announced it is closing its borders to most people who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Exceptions will be made for immediate family members of Canadians, U.S. citizens, aircrew members, and diplomats.
The federal government has stated it will provide the public with more information on the status of those who possess valid study and work permits and who are currently overseas. At this time, it is unknown whether such individuals will be allowed to return to Canada.
Border restrictions will not apply to cargo and goods transportation.
In addition, airlines have been instructed to check all boarding passengers for symptoms of COVID-19, and no one who presents symptoms will be allowed to fly to Canada.
Starting Wednesday, March 18, only four Canadian airports will be open to international flights: Toronto Pearson International Airport, Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Calgary International Airport, and Vancouver International Airport.
For now, flights from the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean, as well as Saint-Pierre and Miquelon will not be affected by this measure. Domestic flights within Canada will also be unaffected.
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Special IRCC measures
Canada’s immigration department also released new instructions for officials and immigrants affected by COVID-19, on Sunday, March 15.
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced they will be cancelling all citizenship ceremonies, citizenship tests and retests, and itinerant service trips until further notice.
The new program delivery instructions are an effort to prevent the spread of the virus, and to help those whose immigration applications are affected by service disruptions, including people who are applying for temporary residence, permanent residence, and Canadian citizenship.
In-person permanent resident landing appointments and in-person refugee claim appointments will be closed until April 13.
Under new general processing measures, IRCC says applications will not be refused for non-compliance and all those currently in progress at IRCC offices abroad at case processing centres and within the Domestic Network will continue to be processed. There may be delays as some visa application centres are closed until further notice, and some IRCC offices are operating with essential staff only.
Expedited processing for those in special circumstances will continue to be at the discretion of the Migration Program Manager of the responsible IRCC office, and the manager of the responsible processing office in Canada.
IRCC may continue to request any additional documents necessary for processing all citizenship and immigration applications. These might include police certificates, biometrics, passports, medical exams, and any documents that must be issued by authorities in China, Iran or South Korea.
When additional documentation is required, immigration officers will send a request letter allowing the applicant 90 days to respond. If a previous request for additional documents was sent, but the applicant could not meet the deadline, applicants will be given an additional 90 days to respond.
Though the biometric instruction letter will continue to say that applicants have 30 days to give biometrics, they will actually be allowed to complete this step in 90 days instead.
Find out if you are eligible for any Canadian immigration programs
More time for permanent residence applications
IRCC is being more lenient for those unable to submit a complete application for permanent residence before the deadline, allowing an additional 90 days in some cases.
If applicants must submit an incomplete application before the allotted 60 days are up, they must include an explanation as to why they do not have all the required documents. They must also pay all associated fees in order to have their deadline extended an additional 90 days.
In addition, those who hold confirmation of permanent residence, and permanent residence visas may be eligible for an extended deadline, as long as they inform IRCC of their situation via the web form.
Chinese nationals are being asked to take another medical exam if their previous one has expired or is about to expire.
Earlier this month, IRCC announced that it would be extending special measures first implemented for Chinese nationals to residents of Iran and South Koreaas well.
Temporary residents may apply for extensions
Foreign nationals who are in Canada and whose temporary resident status will soon expire may apply for an extension to maintain their status.
Temporary residents wishing to extend must apply online, meet all requirements, and pay associated fees.
Those who have extension applications currently in progress will receive implied status and can stay in Canada until a decision is made on their application.
Citizenship ceremonies and knowledge test cancelled
Canada is temporarily cancelling all citizenship ceremonies, as well as knowledge testing and retesting events.
These events will be rescheduled “in the near future” but IRCC has not given a date as to when they will reopen.
Those who are affected by cancellations will be provided with a new date and time in the coming weeks.
IRCC will consider urgent processing on a case by case basis. Those who feel their case is urgent can contact the immigration department at IRCC.Rescheduling-RVreporteCOVID.IRCC@cic.gc.ca.
IRCC will also reschedule missed appointments for citizenship-related appointments such as interviews, hearings, oath ceremonies, as well as knowledge tests and retests. Once applicants notify IRCC that they have returned to Canada the responsible office has been instructed to ensure that they are rescheduled within a reasonable time frame so as to not delay processing times. Applicants will receive a new notice to appear that will be treated as their first notice.
Officers will provide applicants an additional 45 days upon their return to Canada to comply with requests for Medical Opinion forms.
It is also important to note that applicants must still meet the physical presence requirements as per the normal procedure. Extra days spent in China, Iran or South Korea will not count as days in Canada.
 

naveen881

Star Member
Jun 9, 2013
69
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Hello Everyone !!
Just saw couple of people received PPR, Congratulations to them. Its been a long wait , you have done with patience so party hard and kill the Corona.

I want to ask one thing which I observed and it will be help for others who are waiting for their status change.
Based on the decision made and PPR ,I am assuming IRCC has reached to the months of Sept 2018 in making decision.

I am constantly checking my file and did today too but don't see any update on it. But one thing I found is If I check my application status through checking processing time , I do see that their is a change in status from inprocess --> Decision Made.
If anyone or any friend of yours have seen that decision made , can you please shed some light on it. What Should I understand with this.?

Thanks everyone and Please stay safe and healthy..
 
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VCIce

Star Member
Aug 28, 2017
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Category........
QSW
App. Filed.......
06-03-2020
Hello Everyone !!
Just saw couple of people received PPR, Congratulations to them. Its been a long wait , you have done with patience so party hard and kill the Corona.

I want to ask one thing which I observed and it will be help for others who are waiting for their status change.
Based on the decision made and PPR ,I am assuming IRCC has reached to the months of Sept 2018 in making decision.

I am constantly checking my file and did today too but don't see any update on it. But one thing I found is If I check my application status through checking processing time , I do see that their is a change in status from inprocess --> Decision Made.
If anyone or any friend of yours have seen that decision made , can you please shed some light on it. What Should I understand with this.?

Thanks everyone and Please stay safe and healthy..
You will get news soon, I’m assuming you checked your status on ECAS, people usually get decision made shortly before PPR and shortly before it’s reflected on their online account. But with corona I would brace myself for a couple weeks delay at least just in case. You’d also do landing by phone possibly

note: this is solely based on what I’ve been reading and not from personal experience, I may be wrong

good luck!
 

meghnaram

Full Member
Oct 24, 2016
23
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Hello Everyone !!
Just saw couple of people received PPR, Congratulations to them. Its been a long wait , you have done with patience so party hard and kill the Corona.

I want to ask one thing which I observed and it will be help for others who are waiting for their status change.
Based on the decision made and PPR ,I am assuming IRCC has reached to the months of Sept 2018 in making decision.

I am constantly checking my file and did today too but don't see any update on it. But one thing I found is If I check my application status through checking processing time , I do see that their is a change in status from inprocess --> Decision Made.
If anyone or any friend of yours have seen that decision made , can you please shed some light on it. What Should I understand with this.?

Thanks everyone and Please stay safe and healthy..
if you see Decision made in eCAS website, you should expect a PPR soon, good luck
 
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Lorena Marins

Full Member
Nov 6, 2019
42
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Hello Everyone !!
Just saw couple of people received PPR, Congratulations to them. Its been a long wait , you have done with patience so party hard and kill the Corona.

I want to ask one thing which I observed and it will be help for others who are waiting for their status change.
Based on the decision made and PPR ,I am assuming IRCC has reached to the months of Sept 2018 in making decision.

I am constantly checking my file and did today too but don't see any update on it. But one thing I found is If I check my application status through checking processing time , I do see that their is a change in status from inprocess --> Decision Made.
If anyone or any friend of yours have seen that decision made , can you please shed some light on it. What Should I understand with this.?

Thanks everyone and Please stay safe and healthy..
It seems like PPR is gonna come soon!
What does it say about background and eligibility on your GC acount?
And what % of completion?
 

Mrletterbox

Full Member
Jan 11, 2020
34
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Hello Everyone !!
Just saw couple of people received PPR, Congratulations to them. Its been a long wait , you have done with patience so party hard and kill the Corona.

I want to ask one thing which I observed and it will be help for others who are waiting for their status change.
Based on the decision made and PPR ,I am assuming IRCC has reached to the months of Sept 2018 in making decision.

I am constantly checking my file and did today too but don't see any update on it. But one thing I found is If I check my application status through checking processing time , I do see that their is a change in status from inprocess --> Decision Made.
If anyone or any friend of yours have seen that decision made , can you please shed some light on it. What Should I understand with this.?

Thanks everyone and Please stay safe and healthy..
Hi,

Your good news is already on the way!!!
 
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s4bs94

Full Member
Nov 21, 2017
34
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Starting to get a little worried...
APP Aug 2018
AOR Nov 2018
Pre-arrival Letter Dec 18 2019
PCC Requested Dec 18 2019
PCC Submitted Jan 16 2020
MR ???

And now I’m still waiting for the medical request, today marks 2 months since I submitted the requested PCC...

I’m an inland applicant.

Any and all advice is appreciated!