This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

This section will help you to identify when and how to use an interpreter.

Role of the interpreter

Interpreters play an important and integral part in the interview process. The role of the interpreter includes:

  • Interpreting both from the language of the person who is the subject of the proceedings into English or French, and from English or French into the language of that person
  • Using consecutive interpretation
  • Interpreting faithfully and accurately into the other language using the exact equivalent meaning and structure

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