Refugee screening process contains several steps
Government-sponsored refugees normally go through three levels of screening: • Registering with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. • Tell their story of how they escaped and why. • Confirm their identity through documents, biometric security screening. • Be registered in an automated and interconnected system. • Red flag any cases of war crimes or criminality. • UNHCR re-settlement list. • Triage refugees and select 1 per cent who could be resettled. • Interview candidates again. • Give priority to the vulnerable, including those with medical problems, single mothers and children. • Single young men unlikely to make the cut. • Interview with Canadian visa officers. • Interviews with visa officers in the Middle east. • Confirm story again. • Run names through databases of Canadian Border Services agency, Canadian Security Intelligence Service and RCMP.