Thanks a lot hokeyman. I feel more encourage after reading your msg.To be honest I'm not very familiar with the EOI procedures. Mine was pre EOI time. My SS took about 1 month. No worries Tht. If you got everything positive, they wouldn't reject you. In any case, after the SS, you still need the final approval from the DIAC. That too, if you have SS, they wouldn't reject you unless you are not healthy and has police record. You are on the way my friend.. start planning now if your intent is to leave right after securing the PR.
I will keep you posted as i complete my stages.