Dealing with officers is tricky. Here is the words I used: "I would be greatly appreciated knowing the processing status of my petition for Canadian permanent residency because my case is far beyond the normal process time." They never gave me a response, but I suddenly received the LP in June. I was aked to land before 9/21/2000. This brought me some inconveniences but I have to comform to this time schedule. I believe you will get the LP. The delay might be due to the so-called background check. Take it easy, my friend.