Just don’t have the time any more!   2 comments

Hi everyone,

OK it is becoming apparent to me now that the number of posts of people asking me questions is far exceeding the amount I find myself having time to answer. I logged in just now and I had over 50 outstanding posts, and this is the first time I’ve had chance to look at this site for about a week. Therefore I have changed the settings so that all posts will auto-approve from now on and there will be no moderation. I have also approved all outstanding posts.

From today onwards I regret that I can’t promise to reply to posts made on here. The volume is simply more than I have time for. So feel free to continue to use this blog as an information source and to ask each other questions.

I will still post here from time to time and chip in with replies where I can, and of course if I hear about any relevant news from CIC I will make it available here.

I wish you all the best of luck with your Canadian Permanent Resident applications.


Posted March 26, 2012 by Wayne in Uncategorized

Up to date!   7 comments

Hi guys,

OK I have finally responded to all unanswered comments that needed approving, so I am up to date. I will try to respond within a few days maximum in future to keep on top of things.

Not much more news to post at the moment. Seems likely that the 1st July 2012 intake will be a new set of MI, with a new occupation list and even some more points matrix rules. But it’s all strong rumours and nothing official at the moment, so I will post the actual news once it becomes official.

Best of luck with all your applications,

Posted February 23, 2012 by Wayne in Uncategorized

Please stop taking the %^^&*   1 comment

Guys this is the very very last warning, it is getting SOOOOOOOOOO annoying that nobody is paying any attention and continually hounding me with “Here is my timeline, when will I get medical requests?” posts again and again and again, completely ignoring my continual requests for people not to do so.

So this site will be closed down the next time I get such a request.

Yes, it is annoying me THAT much….




Posted February 20, 2012 by Wayne in Uncategorized

Post rules etc   3 comments

Hi guys. OK I am slowly catching up will all the masses of posts I’ve received recently, and hope to be completely up to date within the next day or two.

In order to make things a little simpler I have implemented some basic posting rules. Can I please ask anyone posting here to read and respect them:

Thank you 🙂

Posted February 20, 2012 by Wayne in Uncategorized

“Here is my timeline – when will I get medicals / PR / etc…?”   3 comments

Guys, PLEASE stop asking this.


All these types of post will be trashed. I can only say “I don’t know” so many times…

Posted February 6, 2012 by Wayne in Uncategorized

Snow good…..   3 comments

Hi guys,

Apologies once again for my lack of activity on here. I have around 50 messages to reply to going back to 15 December which I am going to be doing over the next few days to catch up!

In the meantime here are a few pics of the snowfall we had here around Abbotsford last week!


Posted January 27, 2012 by Wayne in Uncategorized

Messages   16 comments

Hi guys, I am slowly catching up on all these message.

I am still getting messages along the lines of “When will I get medical requests? How long will it take?”

These types of messages will just be deleted. Please read my previous post as for why – I can’t keep typing the same thing over and over and over again.

YOU CANNOT predict how long it will take for an individual to get medical requests/passport requests etc. There are far too many factors. Sorry, I don’t mean to sound harsh but I don’t have time with all the other messages I get to reply over and over again to people that this kind of thing cannot be predicted.

Happy New Year to you all and wish you the best of luck with your applications,

Posted January 11, 2012 by Wayne in Uncategorized

Happy New Year   Leave a comment

Hi all. I have just logged onto this blog for the first time in 2 to 3 weeks having been very busy over the festive period.

I have around 40 messages to reply to, so it will take me several days to catch up, please all bare with me 🙂

Best wishes,

Posted January 7, 2012 by Wayne in Uncategorized

A quick update   4 comments

Hi everyone,

Well it’s been a while since my last update. Just to let everyone know things are going well here in Canada. My wife arrived on 1st December. She now has a temporary job working in a shopping mall in Langley for December and January, during which hopefully she will be able to get some interviews for a more permanent science-based roles

We’ve done a fair bit of exploring since we’ve been here. Last week we went up Grouse Mountain just north of Vancouver (we have annual passes) and went ice skating for my wife’s birthday. Then at the weekend we visited a Christmas tree farm and chose and cut down our own tree! I’ve included a few pics below.

Wishing everyone the best with their applications and lives in Canada. Please be patient it sometimes takes me a few days to get time to reply to all the messages I get on here, but I will try to answer them all! 🙂


Posted December 15, 2011 by Wayne in Uncategorized

A polite request   12 comments

OK guys I am here to make a polite request and PLEASE stop making posts/PMs along the lines of “here are my timelines – please when will I get response/medical requests/visa?”.

Short answer = I am not clairvoyant, I am not a fortune-teller, and I DON’T KNOW 🙂

If you are pre-June-2010 it will take longer than if you are post-June-2010 (some pre-June-2010 applicants have been told it could take up to 2 years) – but either way it is impossible to predict.

The length of time it takes to get to the medical requests from “In Process” relies on a large variety of factors:
– Visa office
– Speed of the visa officer/s
– Complexity of your case
– Number of documents to check
– Number of countries live in
– Even the speed of third party companies visa office may use to help with background document checks
– Sheer luck

Some people get medical requests within a few weeks of their application reaching the visa office, and I know some applicants who have been waiting almost 1.5 years since July 2010 and still no medical requests. So I hope now how you can understand it is futile to try to predict these things?

I will always try my best to help people but the number of factors involved, combined with a fair amount of randomness experienced at most visa offices with regards personal timelines, make it impossible to predict.

Anyway, sorry but any more posts which are solely “when will I get visa/medical requests” I regret will just be deleted.

I am in the process of replying to all the other posts now 🙂

Best wishes, and best of luck to you all,

Posted November 8, 2011 by Wayne in Uncategorized