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Canada immigration interview questions and answers for PR

Posted on August 31, 2023
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Why opt for Canada PR?

  • Earn higher income
  • Access to healthcare and social service benefits
  • Be accompanied by family members
  • Safe and protected environment
  • High quality of life
  • Free education for children

Canada immigration interview questions and answers for PR

An interview for immigration to Canada, especially for permanent residency (PR), can be the toughest part of the application process.

All the candidates need to do here is to gather proper certifications, give accurate personal information, and answer without stressing too much.

The other things you need to keep in mind are as follows.

  • Get to the location of the interview early and keep yourself calm before it starts.
  • Be professionally dressed for the interview.
  • When the interview begins, communicate clearly and properly.
  • Listen to the questions carefully, and in case you don’t understand a question, ask the interviewer to repeat himself/herself.
  • While waiting to be called, rehearse what questions you are likely to be asked and how you will answer them.
  • Importantly, be clear as to why you want to immigrate to Canada.

Common questions and the answers expected of you

The questions that would be asked at a Canada PR interview would be as follows:

  • Why do you want to migrate to Canada? Answer unhesitatingly and clearly.
  • Have you taken someone’s help to prepare your application? If the answer is yes, name the consultancy which has helped you.
  • What is the biggest challenge for you to immigrate to Canada? State them without hesitation.
  • What religious views do you hold? Answer truthfully.
  • What do you expect to do if you can’t find a job in Canada? It is ideal if you have a job offer from a Canada-based organization. If not, state certain skills that are in demand in Canada.
  • What would you like to do in your spare time? State your hobbies and other interests.
  • Have you had any other name besides your present name? Answer accordingly.
  • Have you travelled overseas before? Answer honestly.
  • Tell us about yourself. Answer accordingly.
  • Have you undergone treatment for any significant mental or physical illnesses? Be as truthful as possible. If you do not have any criminal cases registered against you, you have nothing to worry about.
  • Why did you choose the particular province/city to migrate to? State the reasons that should seem reasonable.
  • Rate your English or French abilities in writing, reading. and speaking. Answer accordingly,
  • What is your source of income? State your profession and ensure that you make enough income to qualify for the PR status.
  • What is your marital status? If yes, what is the occupation of your spouse do and how many children do you have? Answer honestly.
  • What are Canada’s provinces, its major cities, and who are its main leaders? Prepare for them in case you do not know them.
  • Name famous Canadians and the country’s main attractions. Prepare for them in case you do not know them.
  • What are the approximate living costs in Canada? It varies from one province to another, and the cost of living is higher in major cities such as Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, etc.
  • Do you have any close family members or friends in Canada? In case you have stated that you have close family members or friends in Canada, you need to provide their names and contact details.

If you are looking to migrate to Canada, get in touch with Y-Axis, a premier overseas career consultancy, to get proper guidance and assistance.


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