Rakhee: how did this situation end up resolving? I should be receiving my CoPR soon, I have a BOWP arriving, but I'm leaving to spend the Christmas break with my family in the US. I was planning to land before my current WP expires 11/30 (not as necessary with the BOWP coming), but it seems it will complicate my return flight from the US (Dec 18–31), since I will be without a PR card (based on processing times).After 2 days of landing in Canada, I need to make a trip to the US for 2 weeks and then re-enter Canada.
While I do have NEXUS to aid/ease US-Canada travel, CBSA guidelines are that I still need to have a PR card on-hand when crossing if CBSA requests it (since I will be a landed PR by status at that point). Reading up on this, I am thinking that I may be better off landing when I return from that US trip (Dec 18–31), which I hope won't take too long (to my partner's and daughter's chagrin).