Immigration interview in Canada – questions and advice.
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1. Tell us a little about yourself.
2. Where do you live?
3. Do you own a house, or do you rent?
4. Where are your children now? Are they alone at home? Do your parents live in the same home?
5. Do you plan to bring them to Canada if your application is approved?
6. If not, who will look after them if you move to Canada?
7. What’s your current status?
8. How long have you been married?
9. I do not know when do you plan to marry?
10. Have you been previously married?
11. Do you have other children not listed in this application?
12. How would you rate your English language skills? How about French?
13. How well do your spouse and children speak English or French?
14. Have you ever been in trouble with the law?
15. Do your spouse and children support your plan to move to Canada?
16. Do you have family in Canada?
17. What would you do if your immigration application is rejected?
1. Where are you working now?
2. What is your title?
3. What does your job involve?
4. Is this a full time or part time job?
5. How long have you worked at this company?
6. Have you had the same position since you started?
7. What jobs have you had prior to this?
8. Can you provide references?
9. Tell us about your educational background.
10. What qualifications do you have for your present job?
11. Were you trained before taking on this role?
12. How many people work in your department / company? How many work under you?
13. Who do you report to in the company? Could you give us their contact information?
14. What are your currently working on?
15. Would you say you are doing well in this company?
16. Why would you want to quit this job and head for an uncertain future in Canada?
17. Do you think you will easily find a similar job in Canada?
18. Do you think your qualifications are sufficient to help you find a job?
19. Do you plan to study further in Canada?
20. Have you had your qualifications assessed in Canada?
1. How much money do you earn at your present job?
2. Do you have any other sources of income? How much do you earn from those?
3. How much money do you have in the banks?
4. Can you provide bank statements for the last 3 years?
5. What other assets do you have? Property? Stocks and bonds? Gold?
6. What are your assets worth, approximately, at today’s market rates? Do you have an assessment report?
7. If your immigration application was to be approved, would you sell your assets before moving to Canada?
1. How much do you know about Canada?
2. What exactly have you heard about Canada?
3. Who is Canada’s Prime Minister?
4. What is the capital of Canada?
5. Can you name some Canadian cities?
6. How many Canadian provinces can you name?
7. What is the name of the premier of the province where you plan to settle?
1. Why do you want to leave your country?
2. Are you prepared for the challenges that come with a move to a new country?
3. Why did you choose Canada? Why not Australia, New Zealand, the US or Britain?
4. What do you expect Canada to be like?
5. Which city in Canada do you want to go to? Why did you decide on that city?
6. Do you have family / friends in Canada? If so, where do they live?
7. Will your relatives / friends assist you after you move to Canada?
8. How do you plan to connect with your relatives / friends in you live in different cities?
9. How will you support yourself and your family before you get a job?
10. How much money do you plan to take with you to Canada?
11. How long do you think your funds will be?
12. Have you found out about the cost of living in your designed destination?
13. Explain how you plan to find a job in Canada.
14. Will you be using the Internet for your job search?
15. What other means would you use to find a job?
16. There are so many job-seekers in Canada who are familiar with the current industry practices. Why do you.
1. Tell us a little about yourself.
2. Where do you live?
3. Do you own a house, or do you rent?
4. Where are your children now? Are they alone at home? Do your parents live in the same home?
5. Do you plan to bring them to Canada if your application is approved?
6. If not, who will look after them if you move to Canada?
7. What’s your current status?
8. How long have you been married?
9. I do not know when do you plan to marry?
10. Have you been previously married?
11. Do you have other children not listed in this application?
12. How would you rate your English language skills? How about French?
13. How well do your spouse and children speak English or French?
14. Have you ever been in trouble with the law?
15. Do your spouse and children support your plan to move to Canada?
16. Do you have family in Canada?
17. What would you do if your immigration application is rejected?
1. Where are you working now?
2. What is your title?
3. What does your job involve?
4. Is this a full time or part time job?
5. How long have you worked at this company?
6. Have you had the same position since you started?
7. What jobs have you had prior to this?
8. Can you provide references?
9. Tell us about your educational background.
10. What qualifications do you have for your present job?
11. Were you trained before taking on this role?
12. How many people work in your department / company? How many work under you?
13. Who do you report to in the company? Could you give us their contact information?
14. What are your currently working on?
15. Would you say you are doing well in this company?
16. Why would you want to quit this job and head for an uncertain future in Canada?
17. Do you think you will easily find a similar job in Canada?
18. Do you think your qualifications are sufficient to help you find a job?
19. Do you plan to study further in Canada?
20. Have you had your qualifications assessed in Canada?
1. How much money do you earn at your present job?
2. Do you have any other sources of income? How much do you earn from those?
3. How much money do you have in the banks?
4. Can you provide bank statements for the last 3 years?
5. What other assets do you have? Property? Stocks and bonds? Gold?
6. What are your assets worth, approximately, at today’s market rates? Do you have an assessment report?
7. If your immigration application was to be approved, would you sell your assets before moving to Canada?
1. How much do you know about Canada?
2. What exactly have you heard about Canada?
3. Who is Canada’s Prime Minister?
4. What is the capital of Canada?
5. Can you name some Canadian cities?
6. How many Canadian provinces can you name?
7. What is the name of the premier of the province where you plan to settle?
1. Why do you want to leave your country?
2. Are you prepared for the challenges that come with a move to a new country?
3. Why did you choose Canada? Why not Australia, New Zealand, the US or Britain?
4. What do you expect Canada to be like?
5. Which city in Canada do you want to go to? Why did you decide on that city?
6. Do you have family / friends in Canada? If so, where do they live?
7. Will your relatives / friends assist you after you move to Canada?
8. How do you plan to connect with your relatives / friends in you live in different cities?
9. How will you support yourself and your family before you get a job?
10. How much money do you plan to take with you to Canada?
11. How long do you think your funds will be?
12. Have you found out about the cost of living in your designed destination?
13. Explain how you plan to find a job in Canada.
14. Will you be using the Internet for your job search?
15. What other means would you use to find a job?
16. There are so many job-seekers in Canada who are familiar with the current industry practices. Why do you think you can get the job ahead of them?
17. Have you been in touch with prospective employers in Canada with regard to your job search?
18. Do you know any business in Canada?
19. Have you attempted to contact them? If yes, what did they say?
20. What would you do if you can not find a job in your field?
21. Would you seek government unemployment benefits while you are unemployed?
22. Would you return to your home country?
23. Where do you see yourself five or 10 years from now?
(a) Dates of birth, marriage, education, passports and employment.
(b) Education record in detail, including marksheets (study detailed syllabai also).
(c) Gaps, if any in education or employment will need to be explained.
(d) Sponsors and relatives.
(e) Family members.
(f) Is the family accompanying or not, with reasons.
(g) Standard of English / French (if applicable)
(h) Co-relation of residential address with education / employment record.
(i) Pay special attention to column 27 of IMM008 form is a must.
(a) Carry Company profiles.
(b) Job responsibilities in detail / appreciation letters and photographs / video cassettes of your work to support your experience.
(c) Turnover of the company.
(d) Employers details.
(g) How you fit into it.
A. Sir, I have acquired proficiency upto the level of fluency in English and / or upto the level of well in French. I have attended ______________duration Diploma / Certificate in Computer Programming / Autocad / _____________- language. Further to improve in my profession, I have gone through the latest magazines / books / Canada Employment Weekly / attended Seminars / Exhibitions etc.
Q 3. What will you do if you do not get a job of your Qualification and status?
Canada is multicultural, multilinguistic and country of Immigrants. Except for the first PEOPLES-THE INUITS all Canadians are Immigrants.
Canada was first created in 1867 when Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick joined together. 1st July is therefore celebrated as official birthday of Canada.
Canada is located in the upper region of Northern hemisphere (45o to 90o N) It has a long border with USA stretching to approximately 400 Km. Most of the population is settled along the border.
It is about three times the size of India. It stretches Approximately 7000 Km from East to West. It is the 2nd largest country of the world.
Diversified economy Natural wealth is forest, mines, rivers, lakes and agriculture.
It is a world leader in high tech especially in communication.
It is extremely cold and hot. Northern regions are more cold than southern part. It has four distinct seasons. Spring-April / May, Summer Mid June to Aug., Autumn Sept. To Nov., Winter Dec. To Mar.
Canada has a population of approx. 30 millions which is 1/30 of the Indian population. It consists mostly of immigrants. Population is concentrated along the USA border or in small pockets.
There is no state religion. All religions are equally respected and people have freedom to persue.
Canada is a member of common wealth countries. By virtue of this Queen of England is the Constitutional head. She governs Canada through Governor General.
It has 3 tier set up of government: –
3. New Foundland.
4. Saskat Chewan.
6. New Brunswick.
9. Prince Edward.
1. North west territories.
It is a multicultural society. Medical is free for all citizens. It is Social welfare state.
Crime rate negligible. Racial discrimination is practically non existent. People are peace loving.
All people have equal rights. People have equal opportunities in all walks of life. There is no discrimination on the basis of color, caste or sex.
People speak English and French. Of the population.
It is primarily an agricultural country. Fishing is also very popular. Industrially developed country. Information and technology is developed. Communication system is good.
Canada had been declared the best country of the world by UNO upto 2001.
� Pollution free country.
� Thinly populated country.
� No discrimination / all are treated equally.
� Negligible crime rate / peaceful country.
� Good human rights record.
� High employment rate.
� Fully developed country.
� Equal job opportunities for all.
� Life expectancy is high.
� Quality of life is better.
� Highly technical country.
� Per-capita Income is high.
� Country of Immigrants.
Fully developed country means that it is utilizing its natural resources with modern technology to its best advantage.
� Modern technology is in use.
� Industrial growth is high.
� Per-capita Income is high.
� Communication set up is modern.
(a) Why do you want to go Canada?
(b) Do not you like India?
(c) Why do not you opt for Newzeland / Australia / U.S.A. (while giving answere do comparison with a particular place?
(d) What do you understand by fully developed Country?
Why should he / she support you,
Are you going to stay with him / her,
Why are you going to stay with him / her.
Relatives are only blood relation- You must carry proof of the family tree in the form of education certificate and proof that the blood relationship residing in Canada in the form of landed immigration documents / SIN card / citizenship card etc.
Are you going alone,
Why are not you taking your wife with you,
What plans have you made for children’s education,
– Assist in applying for a Social Insurance Number and Health Card.
– Assist in opening up a bank account.
– Assist in becoming familiar with Canadian Life.
– Assist in the process of finding a job, accommodation, educational institutes for children and other related matters.
– ***** has a hostel of their own. If need be I can stay there.
– They provide guidance on all aspects of settlement.
* One folder containing information about your sponsor, relatives in Canada, Affidavit of Siblings, Proof of Marriage etc. (If the documents are in small numbers, then these should be made part of the first folder only).
* One folder as “Asset File”.
* One separate folder for the documents of the Spouse and the children if applicable.
Conduct at the Canadian High Commission.
* Appear at the reception at least 30-40 minutes before your interview time.
* Present your interview letter at the reception in original.
* You will be escorted to the waiting room / The counsellor by the representative of the Canadian High Commission.
* When you reach the Counsellor, exchange pleasantries, present your visiting cards, shake hands if offered and sit down.
* Sit slightly away from the Counsellor’s table. Do not put your hands on the table.
* Take out your brief and folders in the front of you for presenting to the interviewing counsellor when asked / required.
* Listen attentively and give appropriate reply. Say You can not understand the questions, say Pardon Sir / Pardon Miss / Pardon Madam.
* Address the Counsellor with proper respect such as “Sir / Miss / Madam”.
Do not get into an argument.
* Present the information for verbally or through related documents, etc.