Interview with Billie Young X-Immigration Officer

Get the Inside Story on the Inner Workings of Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Have you ever wondered what exactly happens with your immigration application after it is submitted? Are there certain things you can do to improve your chances of success? Are there things you can do to hurt your chances of success? In this episode, we are going to pull the curtain back on CIC and share insight on the application process from an X-Immigration officer’s perspective.  


In this podcast I had the rare opportunity to interview Billie Young who worked within Citizenship and Immigration Canada for over 11 years before joining our office as an Immigration Technical Adviser. Billie has now completed her Immigration Consultant Certification and is expanding her practice within our law firm, Holthe Tilleman LLP.

Billie shared some phenomenal insight on what it was like working within the department in a variety of capacities. She also pulled the curtain back on the mindset of an officer when adjudicating applications at a number of different locations including the border, at the airport and at the inland offices of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

In this podcast, we covered a number of areas including:

  1. A day in the life of an immigration officer.
  2. How entries are treated differently at the border versus the airport.
  3. An inside look at the inland immigration enforcement process.
  4. An immigration officer’s mindset when adjudicating applications.
  5. Tips on what an officer likes to see in an immigration application.
  6. Advice on what an officer does not like to see in an application.

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Canadian Immigration Institute

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