Canadian Citizenship


Citizenship Information: if you want to become a Canadian citizen, you must:

  1. Determine if you are eligible to become a citizen.
  2. Apply for citizenship.
  3. Verify the status of your application and prepare for the citizenship test.
  4. Take the citizenship test, if you are between the ages of 14 and 64.
  5. Attend a citizenship ceremony, if you are 14 or older.

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Language Tests

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), September 28, 2012: applicants must provide objective evidence that they meet the language requirement, achieving the Canadian Language Benchmark 4 in speaking and listening, when they file their Citizenship application.
  • Applicants will be required to submit acceptable evidence, such as:
  • results of a CIC-approved third-party test; or
  • evidence of completion of secondary or post-secondary education in English or French;or
  • evidence of achieving the appropriate language level in certain government-funded language training programs (e.g. LINC).
  • The Library can offer help on two third-party tests:
  • CELPIP General (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program General test); or
  • IELTS – General training (International English Language Testing System); or
For a complete list of CIC-approved tests, go to

CLARS Language Assessment Centres provide free English/French language assessments and referrals to classes for eligible immigrants seeking language training.
For Mississauga residents, please contact:
The Centre for Education & Training Language Assessment Centre.
Community Door, Sussex Centre
50 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Suite 300
Mississauga, ON  L5B 3C2
Tel: 905-949-0049 ext. 1369

For a complete list of local LINC classes, check the Directory of Language Training Programs

Practice Test

Citizenship Learning Centre
Go to
Click on the letter "L" and then click on "Learning Express"
Look for the Learning Express.
Follow the prompts to two instantly-scored practice tests.
To test yourself:
2.add a test to My Center, and
3.take the test and score the results.

Citizenship Counts
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Earn badges while you learn about the benefits of Canadian citizenship, how to apply, study for your test, and take online citizenship quizzes.

Citizenship Challenge
Go to
All the Citizenship Challenge quizzes and learning resources are available for free and in either official language. The Challenge quiz asks the same types of questions newcomers must answer when becoming citizens.

Toronto Public Library
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Richmond Public Library
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Citizenship Test Preparation

Available from the Library:
Canadian Citizenship Study Guides
Discover Canada: Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship: Study guide (English and French guides)

Available on the Web:
Study Guide – Discover Canada – The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship (Government of Canada website)

If you’d like to know even more about the Canadian Government and how it works, you can also check out the following websites: