Top immigration interview asked questions 

2014/06/19    WBI Immigration & Business Services

When you receive interview notification, don’t be upset or over excited, just relaxed!  So be prepared to make your first move to convince the Canadian immigration officers. we are currently offering some practice quiz for individuals preparing for the Canadian Immigration interview.

Note: WBI Consulting Group is not responsible for any results of your immigration interview, our materials is presented for information purposes only.

Personal

  • What is your name?
  • Have you used someone’s help in preparing your immigration application?
  • Have you ever used any other names beside your current name?
  • Will you need an interpreter today?
  • How do you spell your name?
  • Will you please state your date of birth?
  • Have you used someone’s help in preparing your immigration application?
  • Tell me about yourself?
  • Where do you live?
  • What is your address?
  • Do you own a house, or do you rent?
  • Tell us about your ethnic/origin/family background.
  • How do you assess your English/French language skills? Reading/Writing/Speaking
  • Are you married or engaged?
  • Please describe your typical working day?
  • What do you like doing in your spare time?
  • Do you hold any other citizenship besides (your_country)?
  • Can you tell me of any other overseas travel you have undertaken?
  • Have you spent time in the armed forces?
  • Are you a member of any political party or association?
  • Have you been deported from or denied a visa to any country?
  • Have you ever been treated for any serious physical or mental disorder, or chronic diseases?
  • What’s your patronymic?
  • Did you ever have any other names in the past?
  • Have you ever changed your name?
  • Do you have a dual citizenship?
  • Have you previously applied for a refugee status?
  • Have you ever been refused a refugee status?
  • What are your religion views?
  • Are you member of any political organization?
  • Are you trade union member?
  • Are you in good health?

Family

  • When and where did you meet your wife for the first time?
  • How did you meet your spouse?
  • How old is your spouse? What is your spouse’s birth date?
  • What does your spouse do for a living?
  • Where did your spouse go to school’?
  • What degrees or formal training does your spouse have?
  • How did your spouse immigrate to Canada?
  • Where does your spouse work?
  • What is the name of the company? What position does your spouse hold? How long has your spouse worked there?
  • What does the job entail?
  • Does your spouse like his or her job?
  • What is the salary?
  • Where does your spouse live?
  • Whom does your spouse live with?
  • Where are you going to live when you go to Canada?
  • Please explain the type of relationship you have had since your first meeting.
  • What is your religion?
  • What is the religion of your spouse?
  • When you and your spouse were dating what would you do together?
  • Do you have any hobbies? Describe them.
  • Does your spouse have any hobbies? Describe them.
  • What type of music do you enjoy?
  • What type of music does your spouse enjoy?
  • What kind of movies do you enjoy?
  • What kind of movies does your spouse enjoy?
  • What kind of books do you read?
  • What kind of books does your spouse read?
  • Have you and your spouse ever exchanged gifts? Explain.
  • When and where did the marriage proposal take place?
  • Was your marriage arranged?
  • If it was arranged describe how it was arranged and by whom?
  • Did you have a ceremony celebrating your relationship?
  • Where was it held?
  • When was it held?
  • Describe the ceremony?
  • Did it conform to your own religious and cultural beliefs? Explain.
  • When did you get married?
  • Where did you get married?
  • Who was at the wedding?
  • What family members were there?
  • How many people were at the ceremony?
  • What day was the ceremony held on?
  • Who performed the ceremony?
  • Do you have pictures of the ceremony?
  • Who was at the ceremony from your side?
  • Who was at the ceremony from your spouse’s side?
  • Were any friends present?
  • How many brothers and sisters does your spouse have?
  • Were your parents at the wedding? If not, why not?
  • Are your parents aware of the wedding? If not, why not?
  • Where your spouse’s parents at the wedding? If not, why not?
  • Were your spouse’s parents aware of the wedding? If not, why not?
  • Was a reception held? When and where was it held?
  • Who was present at the reception?
  • Did you receive any wedding gifts? Describe them.
  • Did you on a honeymoon? Where did you go and for how long?
  • Can you show me pictures and receipts from the honeymoon, wedding and reception?
  • Have you or your spouse been married before?
  • Why was that relationship dissolved?
  • Do you have any children from your current relationship or marriage?
  • How many children?
  • What are the names and birth dates?
  • Where are the children now?
  • Who looks after the children?
  • Do any other family members reside with you and your spouse? If yes, please indicate their names and relationship.
  • What relatives do you have in Canada?
  • What are their names and where do they live?
  • What relatives do you have outside of Canada?
  • Has your spouse met any of your relatives or friends? Who have they met and when did they meet them?
  • Have you met any of your spouse’s relatives or friends? Whom have you met and when did you meet them?
  • In terms of education, would you say that you and your spouse’s educational background are compatible?
  • What will you do when you go to Canada’?
  • Why did you marry your spouse?
  • Since your marriage have you seen your spouse? If not, why not?
  • Do your family members (parents, siblings) want to immigrate to Canada?
  • Did you marry your spouse so that you could sponsor your parents as landed immigrants of Canada?
  • How do you correspond with your spouse?
  • How often do you talk on the phone?
  • Do you have phone bills, e-mails, cards, etc., and can I see them?
  • Tell me why this marriage or relationship is genuine.
  • What makes your relationship with your spouse different from that of a female/male friend?
  • Does your spouse support you financially?
  • Do you support your spouse financially?
  • If I refuse this application w hat will you do?
  • What is your spouse name?
  • What is your spouse date of birth?
  • How long have you been married?
  • May I, please, see your marriage certificate?
  • How many times have either of you been married?
  • Do you have kids?
  • If you have kids, name all of them
  • Do you have other children not listed in this application?
  • How well do your spouse and children speak English/French?
  • Why do you and your current husband/Wife have different last names?
  • How long have you been married?
  • When did you divorce your ex-husband/ex-wife and what was the reason of your divorce?
  • Was your spouse a political party member?
  • Who has the custody of your children?
  • Does your ex-husband/ex-wife object to your children going with you to Canada?
  • Where do your parents live?
  • Do you plan to bring your parents to Canada once you are there?
  • Do you have family/friends in Canada? Tell me about them.

Financial

  • How much money do you have in the banks?
  • What is your financial situation?
  • Do you have any assets?  Total value of all the assets?
  • What is your monthly salary?
  • What is your current source of income?
  • How many sources of income do you have?
  • Please tell me about your obligations in (your_country)
  • How do you plan to support yourself for the first few months in Canada?
  • You said you will be taking $xxxxx with you, where did you obtain this amount?
  • What proof of your assets do you have?
  • Do you owe money to anyone?
  • Are you planning to leave any money with your parents?

Work and Education

  • Please tell me about your educational background?
  • What qualifications do you have for your present job?
  • Do you think your qualifications are sufficient to help you find a job?
  • Do you plan to study further in Canada?
  • Have you had your qualifications assessed in Canada?
  • What do you do?
  • What is your profession?
  • Where do you currently work?
  • What are major duties of your current job?
  • What did you do in your past job positions?
  • What project are you working on recently?
  • Can you give us the name of your supervisor/Manager?
  • Can you tell me a little bit about your work history?
  • Can you please tell me more about the company where you’re regularly employed?
  • Can you tell me about your current project? What are you working on at the moment?
  • What are the hours you work?
  • What do you love about your work?
  • Why do you want to quit this job to go to Canada?
  • How would your current job help you land a job in Canada?
  • How would your current job help you integrate seamlessly into Canadian society?
  • What jobs have you had prior to this?
  • Can you provide professional references?
  • What are you currently working on?
  • Can you work under pressure?
  • What do you think about your field in Canada?
  • How did you find your current job?
  • How large is the employer of yours?
  • In what line does your employer work?
  • What’s the address, phone and fax number of your employer?
  • How can we find your employer? How can we reach them?
  • Are you taking any English course now? Where?
  • Where did your learn English?
  • What was your major in University?
  • What University did you enter, when and why?
  • Do you have a Master or Bachelor degree?
  • Did you take any post university education?

About immigrating to Canada

  • What do you expect Canada to be like?
  • Can you name some famous Canadians?
  • Do you see Canadians as friendlier than (your_country)?
  • Do you have any idea about the cost of living in Canada?
  • How much do you know about Canada?
  • Who is Canada’s Prime Minister?
  • What is the capital of Canada?
  • How many Canadian Provinces can you name?
  • How many Canadian Cities can you name?
  • Why do you want to immigrate to Canada?
  • How does your wife feel about going to Canada?
  • What do your children think of your possible move to Canada?
  • What influenced your decision to leave your country?
  • Why didn’t you apply to Immigrate earlier?
  • Have you ever been to Canada before?
  • Is there any specific reason why you chose Canada as your destination?
  • What will you do in Canada?
  • What are your plans if you fail this interview?
  • Do you have your family or friends in Canada?
  • What are your preparations for leaving your country?
  • Which city in Canada do you want to go to? Why did you decide on that city?
  • Have you found out about the cost of living in your intended destination?
  • How will you prepare for the initial settlement if you pass the interview?
  • Do you use the service of an immigration lawyer/firm?
  • Did anyone tell you what to say in your application?
  • Did anybody train you for the interview?
  • Why did you use Immigration lawyer’s services? Couldn’t you have submitted the papers yourself?
  • How much did you pay to the immigration lawyer?
  • What do you want to do in Canada and what is your goal there?
  • How are you going to look for a job in Canada?
  • Explain how you plan to find a job in Canada?
  • Do you know any other job hunting tools besides Internet?
  • Do you have any prospective employers or contacts in Canada?
  • What if you did not find your favorite job after one year in Canada?
  • Would you come back to your country if you were unable to settle in Canada?
  • What do you intend to do upon your arrival? How are you going to settle in?
  • How do you plan to support yourself for the first few months in Canada?
  • Are you prepared for the challenges that come with a move to a new country?
  • Which city in Canada do you want to settle? Why did you decide on that city?
  • Do you have any friends or relatives in Canada?
  • What if your Application for Permanent Residence isn’t approved?
  • Do you have any idea about the cost of living in Canada?
  • How do you evaluate your chances to find a job in Canada?
  • Did you tell your boss that you would be having the interview at the Canadian embassy?