Are you applying for Canadian Citizenship? To become eligible for Canadian Citizenship, you must first:
- Become a permanent resident
- Live in Canada for at least 5 years
- File income tax for at least three years
- Reach level 4 in English or French
- Pass the Canadian Citizenship Test
Did you know that to become a Canadian Citizen adults between 18-54 years old must first pass the Canadian Citizenship test? You might be thinking, “is there really a test that teaches you how to become Canadian?” The good news is that you get to decide what makes you Canadian, whether it involves buying a cup of Tim Hortons coffee every morning or having your very first maple taffy (look it up!). The test is meant to help you understand the rights and responsibilities that come with Canadian Citizenship, like navigating the voting system. You will have to answer multiple-choice questions about Canada’s history, geography, economics, government, national symbols, and values.
There are many ways to study for the Canadian Citizenship Test. Here are five ways you can prepare:
- Use the official Discover Canada study guide
Discover Canada is the official study guide for the Canadian Citizenship test. This 68-page document has all of the information you need to pass the test. It offers pointers on how you can apply for citizenship, prepare for the test, and answer practice question. You can read or listen to the guide online.
- Practice with the BrainFuse Adult Learning Centre
Your Markham Public Library Card gives you access to the BrainFuse Adult Learning Centre, where you can take the Canadian Citizenship Practice Test and contact live tutours for study help. The practice test consists of 20 questions and you can retake the test until you get a perfect score.
- Take practice exams at the LearnignExpress Library Canada
LearningExpress Library Canada offers Canadian Citizenship Exam Preparation through the Citizenship, TOEIC, and TOEFL Center. You can take two different practice exams that are based on the official test. Register with your library card and start practicing today!
- Prep with Citizenship Counts
Citizenship Counts is a website that lets you prepare for the Canadian Citizenship Test in a fun and interactive way. You can earn badges while studying with the help of videos and taking quizzes. For each section of the Discover Canada guide, Citizenship Counts provides a video to make learning easier. To ace the test, create an account and start learning now!
5. Explore Resources at Your Library
Did you know that Markham Public Library has books to help you prepare for the test? Checkout our reading list:
Are you preparing for the Canadian citizenship test? The test includes multiple-choice questions about Canadian geography, history, symbols, political system, and more. Checkout the books, websites, and practice tests below to get started.
Ready to apply? Fill out your application for Canadian Citizenship here.