If the last two letters are omitted due to length, that’s entirely normal. There are only so many characters available for names on COPRs and also on PR Cards.
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You should include them, because bringing them here later involves sponsoring them, and that is a pain.
Your wife should help your CRS score. Officially the processing time should not change because you added them.
You will all be granted PR at once if you’re granted it.
Apply all at once. If you wait, you will have to sponsor your family, which takes a full year.
If you do not have a valid visitor visa it is unlikely you will be granted one now. If you have one, there is an issue entering Canada.
If you can indeed enter Canada, you can change your address on your application to see if they will let you submit your passport to a different office.
If you have been nominated by a province for permanent residence, part of that nomination is pledging to live in that province. That does not prevent you from travelling home for a visit but if border or immigration officials suspect that you do not actually have the intention to live in the province, they could you deny you PR status at the Port of Entry.
As long as you are in Canada, you do not need to worry about the six months validity rule.
If you have PR – i.e. you landed – you can sponsor them.
If you didn’t land either, you will all have to start from scratch.
You would answer “No” as you can only get points for living family members.
If you are already applying for PR (and not waiting for an ITA), you will land (become permanent residents) long before your passports expire. You don’t need to do anything.
Yes, you need to renounce your PR first. If you have not yet renounced your PR and it was never revoked then you are still technically a permanent resident and ineligible for Express Entry until you renounce it.