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mk1976

mississauga
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Posted - 06/04/2012 :  22:35:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hi

we have 2 boys ,

one born here one in back home,

we are currently permanent resident ,and need opinion about this case ,

my wife has interview with judge after 2 days ,

i am worried how many question judge will ask her ,and how many she have to answer , she has very poor speaking English ,and this is the reason ,at the time of test lady mark her application how ever i know she might clear her test,

now what will happen kindly guide me ,

she is very much scare now ,

is judge going to ask her some difficult questions or simple Canada question like about Queen ,PM or Governor,

and most important i want to go inside with her as translator,

is this going to effect her interview decision or not,

as if i go inside she will remain calm other wise she will panic and interview will be mess,

MK

idrees100

toronto
2 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2012 :  11:15:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I have the same situation, I really do not know


Moderator

Ontario
11944 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2012 :  22:38:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello,

Thanks for sharing your wife's situation and concerns with us.

According to the CP 4 - Grants manual, there are several reasons why an interview with a Citizenship Judge can be requested.

Here are some excerpts,

"7.6 Language, knowledge requirements

Language

Applicants for a grant of Canadian citizenship must have an adequate knowledge of either English or French. This means being able to communicate in everyday situations, such as shopping, using public transport, understanding simple questions, and conveying information reliably.

Literacy not required

Applicants do not have to be literate.

Knowledge

Applicants for a grant of citizenship must show that they have an adequate knowledge of Canada and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. The citizenship test asks questions about voting, Canada's history, geography, and government; and about the rights and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship. All questions are based on the study guide A Look at Canada."

Here is another excerpt,

"7.9 Language assessment

Policy
CIC officials confirm some of the basic information on the application for citizenship with the client at the time of testing. Where there is an indication that the applicant does not comprehend basic spoken statements and/or questions, this information is to be passed on to the citizenship judge.

The judge may then take this information into consideration when determining whether the applicant meets the language requirement pursuant to paragraph 5(1)(d) of the Citizenship Act."

and

8.3 Purpose

The oral interview for applicants assesses the applicant’s ability to communicate in English or French, and the applicant’s knowledge of Canada and the responsibilities and privileges of citizenship.

8.5 Interview is a new test

If the applicant has already taken the written test, the oral interview is a new test of the applicant's language and knowledge capabilities."

Regarding your question,

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and most important i want to go inside with her as translator,


According to the CP 4 - Grants manual, language interpreters may not be used during the assessment of a client’s ability to speak one of the official languages.

If you have any additional questions you may want to contact the CIC Call Centre directly.

We hope that others who have gone through the interview can share some information and suggestions with you and your wife.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
Settlement.Org


mk1976

mississauga
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Posted - 06/06/2012 :  09:45:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Thankx Anna
can i go in with my wife as translator ,is it going to effect interview or not
Regards
kashif

MK


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Ontario
11944 Posts

Posted - 06/06/2012 :  12:03:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello MK,

According to the CP 4 - Grants manual,

"language interpreters may not be used during the assessment of a client’s ability to speak one of the official languages."

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

=====
Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
Settlement.Org


Dani1964

Toronto
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Posted - 12/16/2012 :  14:26:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hi
I did my test on the 22nd of june 2012 at the St. Clair office, so far I do not have answer, I am afraid that I may have failed the test. How long have to wait for the interview with judge ? If I don't pass the interview what is going to happen? Do I apply again?


tauseef

Mississauga
1 Posts

Posted - 12/19/2012 :  12:18:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi,
I am new to join this discussion, my question is for
mk1976 and idrees100, can you please share your experience with judge interview
as my wife also has to face citizenship judge next month.
what question judge asked, how much time it took, etc. etc.
I will be very thankful.

Thanks
Ahemd


   
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