I called the immigration. The 11 months is from the time they received the application in Misissauga to the time of approval/decision on the permanent residence.
Just have to clarify this so others would be informed also.
Thank you sa info sis pero kasi ang sinasabi naman ng Canadian embassy in Manila is otherwise. once the application kit is transferred to Manila VO, dun pa lang magsstart ang background check for the applicant. badtrip pa nga kasi ang aga nila hihingin yung passport tapos ang tagal pa pala marerelease ang visa. may cases na 5 months from the time na hiningi ang passport tapos wala pa rin visa. so in 5 motnhs, wala kang passport sa kamay mo. paano if gusto mo umalis diba, so hindi pwede.
the 1 year validity of the Medical results was extended to 18 months ata para hindi na magretake yung mga nalagpasan ng 1 year. I've joined a forum for Canada immigration and i've heard a lot of stories na. some are disappointing and some are inspiring naman. Thankfully, inabot lang ako ng total of 5 months. marami akong kabatch na nauna pa sa mga nagpass ng application from the previous month. so i think until this date may mga 2011 applicants pa na nasa pilipinas pa.
hope all is well with you applications