#102 – What Being a Visa Officer Was Like, with Corey Clamp

Corey Clamp worked at Citizenship and Immigration Canada from 2003-2008. His roles included working as a Litigation Management Analyst in Ottawa, several supervisory roles at the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi and as a Senior Immigration Officer at the Canadian visa office in Ho Chi Minh City.

We discuss Corey’s immigration career, the importance of overseas offices, refusing applications, the importance of individual personalities in the visa processing process and things that Corey believes members of the public or applicants should understand about the role of visa officers.

We also answer a recent question about what our thoughts are regarding Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s 2023 Temporary Public Policy to bulk waive eligibility requirements to clear the temporary resident visa backlog, and the 19,000 refugee claims that resulted by the end of 2023.

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