Immigration Interview can be the most difficult part of the application process. It doesn’t have to be, though! Keep in mind that the interview process is designed to verify information about your application and to test what you know about Canada. While a successful immigration interview is crucial to your success, try not to stress about it and keep the following in mind:
Bring all the necessary documents to the interview. Before you arrive for the interview, check that you have all the documents you have been told to bring with you. Then check the interview location and make sure you arrive early. You don’t want to rush or be rushed.
Good communication is essential during your interview. Listen carefully to the questions as they are asked. Ask the interviewer to repeat the questions if you do not understand them and make sure you speak clearly and confidently when you answer.
Make sure you are dressed appropriately and professionally for your interview – you want to make a good impression.
Finally, think ahead about your answers to any questions your interviewers might ask. Review the information on your application and think about why you want to move to Canada, what you see as the challenges and what you know about Canada.
The following questions can help you prepare for a routine immigration interview so that you feel confident to participate:
- Why do you want to move to Canada?
- Have you used someone else’s help in preparing your application?
- What do you see as the biggest challenge of immigrating to Canada?
- What are your religious views?
- What would you do if you couldn’t find a job in Canada?
- What do you like to do in your spare time?
- Have you ever used any name besides your current name?
- Can you tell us about any overseas travel you might have undertaken?
- Tell me about yourself.
- Have you ever been treated for any severe mental or physical illness or any chronic disorder?
- Why did you want to leave your home country?
- Why did you decide to move to <city>?
- How confident are you in your English or French abilities (Speaking, reading, writing)?
- What is your source of income?
- Do you have any debt?
- What do you want to do in Canada and what is your goal there?
- What if your application is not approved?
- Please describe your typical working day.
- Are you married and do you have children?
- How many Canadian provinces can you name?
- Who is Canada’s current prime minister?
- Can you name some famous Canadians?
- How many Canadian cities can you name?
- What do you think is the cost of living in Canada?
- Do you have family or friends in Canada?
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