Small personal update: I have been busy the last few weeks trying to secure my work visa so that I can continue living and working here in Canada, hence why I've been quiet on this site lately. Especially during the sad passing of the legendary Leonard Nimoy; an inspiring spirit who has been a great loss to the galaxy.
With regards to my visa, my application has been sent off, my extension has been granted and now all I need to do is wait for confirmation that my permanent residents visa has been successful.
Put simply; now I can finally relax. :)