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legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
9,323
4,556
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
4112
App. Filed.......
03-09-2015
Doc's Request.
01-10-2015
AOR Received.
03-09-2015
Med's Done....
17-08-2015
Passport Req..
05-04-2016
VISA ISSUED...
12-04-2016
LANDED..........
05-05-2016
Hi @legalfalcon I raised a webform and got this:

Does this mean all the stages have passed? My aor is 31st dec.

  • The eligibility is currently valid
  • The criminal background verifications are currently valid
  • The security background verifications are currently valid
This is a generic response. It means that your eligibility, criminality, is most likely passed. To know the details, you have to see GCMS notes or call IRCC.
 

legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
9,323
4,556
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
4112
App. Filed.......
03-09-2015
Doc's Request.
01-10-2015
AOR Received.
03-09-2015
Med's Done....
17-08-2015
Passport Req..
05-04-2016
VISA ISSUED...
12-04-2016
LANDED..........
05-05-2016
Hi @legalfalcon ,

One of my reference letters has duties 100% copy-paste word for word from the CIC NOC. I left that firm on bad terms, not sure whether I can fetch a new modified letter.
What are the best practices in this situation ? I've researched & read lots of mixed advices..

I have : Payslips, offer letter, Dubai stamped visa on the passport.

Thanks in advance :)
A a rule of thumb, you cannot copy paste the job duties.

If you have done it, you cannot do much now. If you have included the documents to support your work experience along with your reference letter, i.e. Payslips, offer letter, Dubai stamped visa on the passport you are good.
 

BreakingBad199

Star Member
Mar 26, 2020
72
12
This is a generic response. It means that your eligibility, criminality, is most likely passed. To know the details, you have to see GCMS notes or call IRCC.
Thank you Sir! What about the security? they also mentioned about security verification are valid. Does it mean that it has also been passed?
 

Clindamycin

Full Member
Jul 30, 2019
38
4
If you applied under CEC, you only have to show 1 year of Canadian Work experience to meet the CEC requirement. CLIENT HAS CLAIMED OTHER CANADIAN WORK EXPERIENCE THAT THEY DO NOT NEED TO REQUIRE TO MEET THE MINIMUM CRS SCORE

To under review required see:

Understanding “Review Required”

A lot of applicants see “review required” in their GCMS notes for eligibility. There are many theories floating around with regard to what “review required” means and if it is alarming.

Before I venture into explaining the significance, it is important to understand that each application goes through the following stages as per the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the regulations (Canadian Immigration Law):

R10 – Completeness Check
Criminality
Medicals
A11.2 – eligibility
Security

Out of the above, the most important stage is eligibility. This is also the most time-consuming stage because your documents have to be verified, evaluated and assessed to ascertain that you meet the eligibility criteria for the program you have applied (FSW / CEC / FTW). To stream line this process and make it easier for an immigration officer (decision making authority), all applications are first evaluated by case analysts or program assistants. They review the documents and summarize it in the GCMS. If they have any concerns with any document or want the immigration officer to carefully look into a specific document, they will flag it as “review required.” It is the content of the note that is important here. If the review required is for a specific document, while the summary of the note says that an applicant has met the eligibility, or “ready to finalize” it simply means that while the applicant has met the eligibility criteria, but the specific document needs a careful examination form the officer before promoting (eligibility pass) by the officer.

However, if there are concerns, there will be a review required for the eligibility, and there will be no text to the effect “ready to finalize” or pass. The note will specifically state job duties do not match, or the employment cannot be verified, or the number of years of work experience claimed cannot be verified. This is where an application can land in muddy waters. But the final decision rests on the immigration officer. He may override the decision of the analyst / assistant or go with the analysis of the analyst / assistant.

Even in cases where the analyst / assistant is of the opinion that the applicant has met the eligibility, and there is no “review required,” the officer can replace it with his own opinion. Though rare, but it does happen. This is why the eligibility is only passed when an officer conclusively marks the eligibility as passed.

Finally, there is “review required” for PoF. This is the most common in many applications. This is because, the financial and banking practices of each country are different. Eg. Fixed deposits are know as Certificate of Deposit (CD) in the US. Similarly, treasury bonds, mutual funds, stocks, and many other investment vehicles are there. If your PoF anything other than a bank deposit, it is more likely that it will be marked as “review required.” Also, IRCC does not go by day to day fluctuations in FOREX. Instead, the Canadian federal government issued a quarterly conversion rate for all FOREX vis-a-via CAD. If your PoF is in a foreign currency, then you may have “review required” for the officer to make a determination.

Just because you have “review required” does not mean that you hit the panic mode. Instead, read the context in which it is there. If there is a concern regarding a document, you can send a replacement document via CSE. The most common reasons for RR are:

1. Work reference letter without job duties
2. Work reference letters missing all the details requested by IRCC
3. If you submitted a letter from a colleague because you were unable to get one from your employer, but did not have a LoE on file, this too will lead to RR.
4. Not sufficient work experience in the primary NOC.
5. Inability to verify your employment as your employer details are missing.

There are just some of the scenarios.
Thank you Sir for your reply.
I have only showed one-year of Canadian work experience. But the case analyst just reviewed my department manager experience and not the customer service manager experience. Both my work experiences make one year.
He has not assessed my customer service manager experience and infact comments that the other Canadian work experience is not required to meet CRS score.
He only assessed my department manager experience for 10 months.
 

rosy12345

Star Member
Feb 27, 2019
50
5
Vancouver
Visa Office......
New Delhi
App. Filed.......
09-05-2019
File Transfer...
29-08-2019
Hi @legalfalcon

Earlier in my profile, "Background Check" : Your application is in progress. We will send you a message when we start your background check.

Today it says: "Not Applicable"

Any idea what is the meaning of this update/change ?

Thanks in advance
 

legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
9,323
4,556
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
4112
App. Filed.......
03-09-2015
Doc's Request.
01-10-2015
AOR Received.
03-09-2015
Med's Done....
17-08-2015
Passport Req..
05-04-2016
VISA ISSUED...
12-04-2016
LANDED..........
05-05-2016
Hi @legalfalcon

Earlier in my profile, "Background Check" : Your application is in progress. We will send you a message when we start your background check.

Today it says: "Not Applicable"

Any idea what is the meaning of this update/change ?

Thanks in advance
BGC = Criminality + Security. It will change twice, once when your criminality is done usually during the beginning of your application and then again when your security starts.

To know details, you should consider reviewing your GCMS notes.
 

rosy12345

Star Member
Feb 27, 2019
50
5
Vancouver
Visa Office......
New Delhi
App. Filed.......
09-05-2019
File Transfer...
29-08-2019
BGC = Criminality + Security. It will change twice, once when your criminality is done usually during the beginning of your application and then again when your security starts.

To know details, you should consider reviewing your GCMS notes.
Hi @legalfalcon

My AOR was 9-May-2019.

I already have received GCMS notes on 23-Jan-2020. But I'm not able to find anything about BGC in that.

Does it change in BCG means it is - the starting or ending or Criminality or Security?

Any suggestions on how can it be confirmed from GCMS notes?

Thanks in advnace.
 

Newbie-123

Member
Apr 28, 2019
18
1
Hello legalfalcon,

Can you kindly help me about the below query, I have posted same question in a thread but didn’t get the reply.I will be very thankful to you.

My COPR is expiring in month of June and my current country of residence(Saudi Arabia) has cancelled all international and national flights from March. Now I have following questions,

Should I raise webform right away or should I wait till end of April to see if flights start again?
Second I don’t know my visa office. Passport submission request came from Abu Dhabi but visa is issued at Riyadh. What is my visa office as per above information.

Thanks.
 

Hope22

Member
Aug 23, 2019
17
8
Hi @legalfalcon

I have a question that concerns those with CoPR/Visa expired or about to expire and were unable/afraid to travel to Canada due to Covid-19 AND sent a webform to IRCC explaining the reasons why.
Have you been in contact with such new cases? I don't know if IRCC is replying to people who raised a webform!
In my case they haven't replied yet and it's nearly 3 weeks I am so worried because mine has expired and I couldn’t travel!
In your knowledge and experience what is the fate of these people?

Keep up the good work.

Thank you
 

KSP_2019

Newbie
Feb 13, 2019
9
2
Hi @legalfalcon

Your expert suggestion is required.

Background:
  • Got approved LMIA – Owner operator, NOC - 0013 in Dec’2018 (valid till Jun-2019)
  • Applied for EE-Outland using LMIA on 29th Mar’2019 – for self, wife and son - already completed 12 months
  • Last status is: Eligibility – Recommended Pass, Criminality – Pass, Security – Not yet started; agents on phone say additional verification is required
Questions:
  • The Canadian job offer provided by my own company as part of Owner operator was issued for 1 year and has expired in Dec’2019. Is that supposed to be issued again and resubmitted with IRCC?
  • LMIA too has lost its validity in Jun’2019. Should it be applied again and resubmitted with IRCC?
Please advise.

Thanks
Hi @legalfalcon , can you please respond to this query?
Thanks in advance.
Best
KSP
 

Farazahsheikh

Star Member
Oct 17, 2017
180
42
Pakistan
@legalfalcon Kindly respond urgently. I am changing DLIs from Ontario to another province as I didn't like my current institution. However, my study permit says:

Institution Name: DESIGNATED LEARNING INST-ON
Field of Study: Business/Commerce

Are these study permit conditions? Will it cause any problems for me with PGWP if I change to a DLI outside of ON and to a Computers field instead of Business. Please get back to me, thank you.
 

Archavin89

Hero Member
Apr 8, 2018
438
122
Hi @legalfalcon

I hope you are fine.

I received this email from Mexico Embassy:


´´Good day,



Please note that your application was referred to IRCC Mexico for follow-up on 2020-03-25. You application is in queue to be reviewed by an officer. Note that IRCC Mexico is currently operating at reduced staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please also note that operations such as background checks and verifications are also running at reduced capacity, resulting in longer-than-usual processing times.``


Does it mean my security has started or a simply generic reply?


Cheers
 

harryguns

Star Member
Sep 27, 2019
114
4
Hi @legalfalcon ,

My Temporary visa is expired and Closed WP extension was approved this week (basically was on Implied status). Also, my PR application is in progress and is in the final stages (crossed 6 months and due to current pandemic facing delay in PPR). What is the option for me to proceed with?
Should I raise temporary visa while my PR application is in progress ? or wait for the PR decision?

Thanks in advance!
 

legalfalcon

VIP Member
Sep 21, 2015
9,323
4,556
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
4112
App. Filed.......
03-09-2015
Doc's Request.
01-10-2015
AOR Received.
03-09-2015
Med's Done....
17-08-2015
Passport Req..
05-04-2016
VISA ISSUED...
12-04-2016
LANDED..........
05-05-2016
Hi @legalfalcon ,

My Temporary visa is expired and Closed WP extension was approved this week (basically was on Implied status). Also, my PR application is in progress and is in the final stages (crossed 6 months and due to current pandemic facing delay in PPR). What is the option for me to proceed with?
Should I raise temporary visa while my PR application is in progress ? or wait for the PR decision?

Thanks in advance!
If you have already filed your PR application you were eligible for BOWP. Not sure why you applied for Closed WP?