What is an eligibility interview?
An eligibility interview takes place after you make a refugee claim.
Where will it happen and what will happen?
If you made your refugee claim at the border or at the airport, your eligibility interview will probably happen there with an officer from the Canada Border Services Agency.
You will probably be asked questions about: who you are and details about your life, how and why you came to Canada, and what you are afraid of in your country. The officer will put this information into their computer system.
Why do I need to have an eligibility interview?
What are my rights at the eligibility interview?
What if I made my refugee claim online instead of at the airport or the border?
If you made your refugee claim online through the IRCC portal, you will still have an eligibility interview. But it will be with an officer from Immigration, Refugee, Citizenship Canada.
The date and instructions for your interview will be sent to you in your online portal account.