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Vivir_Y_Aprender

Star Member
Nov 16, 2019
147
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Got this response from IRCC after 7 days, standard & generic -

Good day XYZ,

Thank you for contacting Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Due to the ongoing situation related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), some IRCC offices are currently operating with reduced or critical staff only.

We are working on processing applications as quickly as possible; however, processing times are affected and any disruptions caused by COVID-19 may not be reflected accurately on our website. We will make all the necessary efforts to finalize your application as soon as possible.

Rest assured that you will be informed as soon as a decision is reached or if additional information is needed.

We hope the information provided is helpful in assisting you with your enquiry.

We would also like to suggest the following online services that might be helpful to you with any immigration, refugee and/or citizenship future requests:


Sincerely,

XXXX, agent XXXX
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
https://www.canada.ca/en/services/immigration-citizenship.html
 

Vivir_Y_Aprender

Star Member
Nov 16, 2019
147
96
Got this response from IRCC after 7 days, standard & generic -

Good day XYZ,

Thank you for contacting Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Due to the ongoing situation related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), some IRCC offices are currently operating with reduced or critical staff only.

We are working on processing applications as quickly as possible; however, processing times are affected and any disruptions caused by COVID-19 may not be reflected accurately on our website. We will make all the necessary efforts to finalize your application as soon as possible.

Rest assured that you will be informed as soon as a decision is reached or if additional information is needed.

We hope the information provided is helpful in assisting you with your enquiry.

We would also like to suggest the following online services that might be helpful to you with any immigration, refugee and/or citizenship future requests:


Sincerely,

XXXX, agent XXXX
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
https://www.canada.ca/en/services/immigration-citizenship.html
Basically agent is saying - WAIT FOR YOUR PR CARD AND DON'T ANNOY US! Hehe
 
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Jabya

Hero Member
May 29, 2019
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Got this response from IRCC after 7 days, standard & generic -

Good day XYZ,

Thank you for contacting Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Due to the ongoing situation related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), some IRCC offices are currently operating with reduced or critical staff only.

We are working on processing applications as quickly as possible; however, processing times are affected and any disruptions caused by COVID-19 may not be reflected accurately on our website. We will make all the necessary efforts to finalize your application as soon as possible.

Rest assured that you will be informed as soon as a decision is reached or if additional information is needed.

We hope the information provided is helpful in assisting you with your enquiry.

We would also like to suggest the following online services that might be helpful to you with any immigration, refugee and/or citizenship future requests:


Sincerely,

XXXX, agent XXXX
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
https://www.canada.ca/en/services/immigration-citizenship.html
Does this mean your PR card application is not even in progress?
 

winterisnotcoming

Star Member
Mar 30, 2019
93
12
Hi,

What private insurance did you take? I am a copr, travelling to Toronto from India later this week and have been looking for an insurance that I can take till I get my OHIP card so any recommendations will be very helpful.

Thanks!!
I dont think you need to take private insurance. OHIP covers without any wait period due to COVID. Check their site. Some people in this forum received it.
 
 

Vivir_Y_Aprender

Star Member
Nov 16, 2019
147
96
Yup noticed this too.
I hope as their offices open up a little more it will reduce further.

What was it like before covid19, did it really just take 2 weeks?
Two weeks for PR Card in the GOOD OLD DAYS is like a dream from a disney novel for us.....

Now the situation is P.A.T.H.E.T.I.C :(
 
 

long_time_waiting

Star Member
Jan 23, 2020
82
56
Now with the extended processing time if you have sent a solemn declaration (8 months!) by the time I get my card I will have been a PR for almost a year and only be 1 year off applying for citizenship!
What an absolute joke! Another 8 months of waiting because they sent my card to the wrong address and accused me of “changing my address back”. Why on earth would I change my address from the correct one that they had sent my CoPR to, back to my old incorrect address?
 

Vivir_Y_Aprender

Star Member
Nov 16, 2019
147
96
Now with the extended processing time if you have sent a solemn declaration (8 months!) by the time I get my card I will have been a PR for almost a year and only be 1 year off applying for citizenship!
What an absolute joke! Another 8 months of waiting because they sent my card to the wrong address and accused me of “changing my address back”. Why on earth would I change my address from the correct one that they had sent my CoPR to, back to my old incorrect address?
This is a NIGHTMARE dressed as a DAYDREAM.

Wicked jokes like thorns of a rose. :(
 

Vivir_Y_Aprender

Star Member
Nov 16, 2019
147
96
IRCC should stop everything they are doing and only focus on approval and prodcution of PR cards of Feb+Mar+April landing candidates because -

1. These candidates risked their health to start their life from scratch, from zero, in a new region in Feb/Mar/Apr months
2. These candidates had an idea that job hunting efforts will be difficult, now seem void
3. These candidates are solely surviving on their life savings... our life savings are precious
4. These candidates show true resilience and determination towards the Canadian Dream. Instead of a soft landing and going back, they are still spending their hard earned money and doing their small bit for the economy....
5. These candidates have left their comfort zones and complete security behind
6. Even though they had option to take visa extension, they still took the risk and decided to increase their SURVIVAL SKILLS
7. They will ultimately contribute to Canadian tax collections only (from they they they landed their money is going out)
8. They might feel depressed and isolated due to social distancing and lack of cultural immersion
9. They will have the MOST RESISTANCE blending in, networking, building resources etc.
10. They are very vulnerable to any medical mishap and we all know how quick OHIP is (sarcastically)

Don't you think they have the RIGHT to get their card in at least 60 days and go BACK to their nation and their support system, where they have a foundation?

What do YOU feel?
 
 

Bs65

VIP Member
Mar 22, 2016
13,196
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IRCC should stop everything they are doing and only focus on approval and prodcution of PR cards of Feb+Mar+April landing candidates because -

1. These candidates risked their health to start their life from scratch, from zero, in a new region in Feb/Mar/Apr months
2. These candidates had an idea that job hunting efforts will be difficult, now seem void
3. These candidates are solely surviving on their life savings... our life savings are precious
4. These candidates show true resilience and determination towards the Canadian Dream. Instead of a soft landing and going back, they are still spending their hard earned money and doing their small bit for the economy....
5. These candidates have left their comfort zones and complete security behind
6. Even though they had option to take visa extension, they still took the risk and decided to increase their SURVIVAL SKILLS
7. They will ultimately contribute to Canadian tax collections only (from they they they landed their money is going out)
8. They might feel depressed and isolated due to social distancing and lack of cultural immersion
9. They will have the MOST RESISTANCE blending in, networking, building resources etc.
10. They are very vulnerable to any medical mishap and we all know how quick OHIP is (sarcastically)

Don't you think they have the RIGHT to get their card in at least 60 days and go BACK to their nation and their support system, where they have a foundation?

What do YOU feel?
But there is nothing to stop anyone leaving the country as do not need a PR card to leave.

To come back 2 choices 1)have a friend or relative coureir/mail the card to home country address OR 2)when ready to come back apply for a PRTD from home country which would be approved as long as not near failing the residency obligation.

Unfortunately given PR cards are more about travel from outside of Canada which currently is restricted then suspect the government has more pressing priorities at the moment.
 

pumpkin_latte

Hero Member
Oct 17, 2019
235
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Toronto
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
New Delhi
NOC Code......
5121
AOR Received.
26-09-2019
Med's Done....
08-10-2019
Passport Req..
06-01-2020
VISA ISSUED...
24-01-2020
LANDED..........
19-09-2020
Hello all,

I tried to do my research and see what are the list of things to do post-landing, but in the context of COVID19, the procedures seem confusing. Could someone please give me a broad outline of what to apply for and in what sequence? I will be traveling later this year and my flight will arrive in Canada late night, so Service Canada will be closed. I swear, I'm not being lazy or looking for ready answers; I'm just overwhelmed at I'm what I'm supposed to do once my plane hits the tarmac.