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munavar21

Full Member
Jun 20, 2016
35
6
Wow thats great, congrats!
Still no update for me :(

Did you receive any confirmation after or other update saying they received new photos?
I haven't received the confirmation of anything for photos received.
Mine and my wife card have been approved but in the case of my children, it is still hanging. Moreover, I came to about their photos rejection from the agent there is no correspondence at all.
 
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kate.tingchunlin

Star Member
Jan 19, 2020
79
46
Just checked my online account, and it now says decision made and PR card is mailed. Timeline as follows
COPR October 16
Photo sent on 19th to Calgary office
Application was linked on account November 12
First ghost update Nov 28
Decision made Dec 2
Thank you everyone. Wish you all the best!
nice mate congrats
 

AJ_77

Newbie
Oct 16, 2020
2
3
Edmonton folks!!

I’ll share my timeline as follows;

- COPR: June 9th
- Photos send: June 11th
- Photos received: June 15th

Silence and frustration after that and 5.5 months later;

- 1st GU: Nov 23rd
- 2nd Update: Nov 25th - Application approved and card mailed out
- Card received: Dec 2nd

I understand the frustration as I was in the same spot. Almost 6 months processing time for just a card is ridiculous. I got my PR in just 3.5 months during covid but don’t know if they’re using gold plates to print PR card that’s causing the delay.

Offices in prairie region are the slowest compared to Ontario and Quebec. Keep in mind that whichever office the photos are being mailed to all the applications get forwarded to the Sydney office because that’s the only printing place for PR cards.

Basically what I did is I kept emailing ‘cic-edmonton@cic.gc.ca’ on a daily basis and ensured that my subject in the email is showing that i’m frustrated. Doesn’t matter if I get automated response or not I still kept emailing them. Sometimes twice a day. I even received response from the agent that it’s there internal email address but I didn’t care. I just wanted my UCI and Application number to be visible in their email system.

My point is why there is a delay and backlog in the Edmonton office when all the other offices are working fine without delays. There’s covid everywhere and I kept seeing inconsistencies because people who were receiving COPR after June and sending their photos in offices elsewhere were getting it on time. (Mostly)

If they wouldn’t have completed my process before year end then my only option was to mail my COPR and photos directly to the Sydney office with an explanation letter.

Sorry for this long post but just wanted to show how frustrating it is for people who are sending their photos to the Edmonton office and waiting in a limbo with no updates.
 

Ha88

Full Member
Aug 11, 2020
26
15
GU today, MTL office

My timeline
COPR: September 25
Photo sent on September 26
Delivered: September 28
1st GU: December 3rd

Hoping to receive my card soon!
 
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josh_1982

Star Member
Jan 7, 2019
179
54
Montreal Office, 5 months and no news yet....The whole process in Quebec is ridiculous compared to other provinces. We started our application (just federal) in August 2018...and to date we don't have the PR Card yet....
 

kate.tingchunlin

Star Member
Jan 19, 2020
79
46
Hi all,

I have a few question,
as an inland applicant will I receive any sort of confirmation once my photos are accepted? I know some of you got emails to confirm that you are in Canada and all, but I didn't get any of it, just the copr file from mycic account. Should I be worried? Or is it normal that I don't get any email about the photos I have mailed out and my address?
 

V3n0m

Star Member
Jul 5, 2014
81
17
Edmonton folks!!

I’ll share my timeline as follows;

- COPR: June 9th
- Photos send: June 11th
- Photos received: June 15th

Silence and frustration after that and 5.5 months later;

- 1st GU: Nov 23rd
- 2nd Update: Nov 25th - Application approved and card mailed out
- Card received: Dec 2nd

I understand the frustration as I was in the same spot. Almost 6 months processing time for just a card is ridiculous. I got my PR in just 3.5 months during covid but don’t know if they’re using gold plates to print PR card that’s causing the delay.

Offices in prairie region are the slowest compared to Ontario and Quebec. Keep in mind that whichever office the photos are being mailed to all the applications get forwarded to the Sydney office because that’s the only printing place for PR cards.

Basically what I did is I kept emailing ‘cic-edmonton@cic.gc.ca’ on a daily basis and ensured that my subject in the email is showing that i’m frustrated. Doesn’t matter if I get automated response or not I still kept emailing them. Sometimes twice a day. I even received response from the agent that it’s there internal email address but I didn’t care. I just wanted my UCI and Application number to be visible in their email system.

My point is why there is a delay and backlog in the Edmonton office when all the other offices are working fine without delays. There’s covid everywhere and I kept seeing inconsistencies because people who were receiving COPR after June and sending their photos in offices elsewhere were getting it on time. (Mostly)

If they wouldn’t have completed my process before year-end then my only option was to mail my COPR and photos directly to the Sydney office with an explanation letter.

Sorry for this long post but just wanted to show how frustrating it is for people who are sending their photos to the Edmonton office and waiting in a limbo with no updates.
Congrats on getting a PR card from the Edmonton office. I was on the same timeline and got mine last week.

When I got my COPR and send the documents for the PR Card in Edmonton. My friend submitted his profile under the express entry for PR. Guess what he got his pr approval and pr card before me (Etobicoke Office).
 
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vick1987

Hero Member
Nov 6, 2019
324
177
Congrats on getting a PR card from the Edmonton office. I was on the same timeline and got mine last week.

When I got my COPR and send the documents for the PR Card in Edmonton. My friend submitted his profile under the express entry for PR. Guess what he got his pr approval and pr card before me (Etobicoke Office).
Edmonton is slowest in processing Pr cards.
 

Suzn8

Newbie
Feb 20, 2020
1
0
Does anyone have an Idea what to do in my situation? I got approved PR last June, sent my photos to Winnipeg IRCC office. I’ve been waiting for my PR card for 6 months. I called IRCC and emailed to Winnipeg office multiple time but I got same response all the time. No update till now. My photos is no longer available for my PR card as 6 months past since I took a photo at photo studio. What should I do? Did they lost my photos? Is there nobody working at the Winnipeg office while other office’s staff working slowly?
Should I send my photos again to Winnipeg office or send it to other IRCC office like Toronto, Etobicoke? Or just keep waiting unitil my CoPR expires..
 

madhuece446

Newbie
Nov 26, 2020
8
1
Does anyone have an Idea what to do in my situation? I got approved PR last June, sent my photos to Winnipeg IRCC office. I’ve been waiting for my PR card for 6 months. I called IRCC and emailed to Winnipeg office multiple time but I got same response all the time. No update till now. My photos is no longer available for my PR card as 6 months past since I took a photo at photo studio. What should I do? Did they lost my photos? Is there nobody working at the Winnipeg office while other office’s staff working slowly?
Should I send my photos again to Winnipeg office or send it to other IRCC office like Toronto, Etobicoke? Or just keep waiting unitil my CoPR expires..
Hi, I am with you. I got my PR on June 28th, sent photos and received on July 2nd. when I spoke with IRCC 2 weeks back and asked about the photos, he said no need to worry about it, if there is a concern from office they will email you for the request. Don't send photos again or else this will cause you waiting more.
 

madhuece446

Newbie
Nov 26, 2020
8
1
Does anyone have an Idea what to do in my situation? I got approved PR last June, sent my photos to Winnipeg IRCC office. I’ve been waiting for my PR card for 6 months. I called IRCC and emailed to Winnipeg office multiple time but I got same response all the time. No update till now. My photos is no longer available for my PR card as 6 months past since I took a photo at photo studio. What should I do? Did they lost my photos? Is there nobody working at the Winnipeg office while other office’s staff working slowly?
Should I send my photos again to Winnipeg office or send it to other IRCC office like Toronto, Etobicoke? Or just keep waiting unitil my CoPR expires..
Just keep waiting and hope for the best, that's what I am doing right now. :p :p