Newcomers
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.


Click on the tab to see the information:


Practice Testing 

Go to www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/searchonlinedatabases
  • Scroll down the page to the alphabetical list of Links, and click on "Learning Express"
  • Look for the Citizenship Learning Center.
  • Follow the prompts to two instantly-scored practice tests.
  • To test yourself: 1.login,
    2.add a test to My Center, and
    3.take the test and score the results.
Citizenship Counts
  • Go to citizenshipcounts.ca/
  • Earn badges while you learn about the benefits of Canadian citizenship, how to apply, study for your test, and take online citizenship quizzes.
Toronto Public Library Go to www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/new-to-canada/citizenship.jsp
Richmond Public Library Go to www.yourlibrary.ca/citizenship/

Language Testing

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 www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?q=572&t=5

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
www.tcet.com/assessments
50 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Suite 300
Mississauga, ON  L5B 3C2
Tel: 905-949-0049 ext. 1369
www.lincpeelhalton.com
lac@tcet.com

For a complete list of local LINC classes, check the Directory of Language Training Programs www.lincpeelhalton.com/Directory.pdf">.


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

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