Q & A: Passing Paper Screening

CIC News
Published: December 1, 2001

Q. If you pass the minimum number of points to qualify for an interview, does that mean that you've got a good shot at getting in? Or, is this only the first hurdle?

Answer: The answer to your question would depend considerably on the circumstances. If your score at paper screening is high, if your language skills are evaluated as per your application, if your documentation clearly supports your eligibility in your stated intended occupation, and if your responses to questions about your qualifications supports the documentation, then you do have a good chance. Circumstances of an interview vary from one individual to another, however, so it is not possible to make a blanket statement that everyone who passes paper screening is in a good position.

Share this article
Share your voice
Did you find this article helpful?
Thank you for your feedback.
Subscribe to our newsletter
Did you find this article helpful?
Please provide a response
Thank you for your helpful feedback
Please contact us if you would like to share additional feedback, have a question, or would like Canadian immigration assistance.
  • Do you need Canadian immigration assistance? Contact the Contact Cohen Immigration Law firm by completing our form
  • Send us your feedback or your non-legal assistance questions by emailing us at media@canadavisa.com
Top Stories
Can a foreign national hold a valid study permit and work permit simultaneously?
Who received ITAs in the recent general Express Entry draw?
Which Canadian industries may require a criminal record check for employment?
Join our free newsletter. Get Canada's top immigration stories delivered to your inbox.
Subscribe
More in Work
Which Canadian industries may require a criminal record check for employment?
Close-up Of Human Hand Filling Criminal Background Check Application Form With Pen
Canada needs more immigrant doctors to support the national healthcare system 
Female doctor checking blood pressure of a woman at clinic
Finding a job in Ontario
An overview of the Toronto skyline. Ontario has one of the highest proportion of newcomers in its workforce—see how you can join and potentially immigrate to Canada's most populous province.
IRCC clarifies requirements for foreign nationals coming to Canada as digital nomads
Digital transformation concept. System engineering. Binary code. Programming
Link copied to clipboard