The Canadian Citizenship Test

If you are a permanent resident of Canada and are planning to apply for Canadian citizenship, depending on your age, you may have to attend the citizenship test.


A Canadian permanent resident may apply for Canadian citizenship, provided he or she meets all the citizenship criteria. To know about the citizenship criteria, click here.


Before you become the citizen of one of the world’s most thriving economies, you should be fully aware of the rights and responsibilities you will have once you become a Canadian citizen. To know about the rights and responsibilities of a Canadian citizen, click here.


The Canadian citizenship test is usually a written test, but you may also be asked to come to an interview with a citizenship officer. The latter may happen if you fail continuously in two citizenship tests, wherein you may be called upon for an interview test. The interview test will give you the chance to prove your knowledge about Canada. During the test (written ad well as interview-based), you will have to answer questions related to:


  • The rights of a Canadian citizen
  • The freedoms of a Canadian citizen
  • The responsibilities of a Canadian citizen
  • About the Canadian democracy
  • About the Canadian society, and how you can take part in it
  • The physical and political geography of Canada
  • Social, cultural history, and symbols of Canada
  • Political and military history of Canada
  • About the north America’s biggest and oldest monarchy and its history
  • The political systems of Canada
  • The branches of Canada’s government, etc.


Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) had published Discover Canada, which is the official comprehensive study guide, as well as the preparatory material for the Canadian citizenship test. To download your free copy of Discover Canada in pdf format, click here.

Watch this video to get all the information you need regarding the Canadian citizenship test.


Once you have become a Canadian citizen, you are eligible to apply for one of the most powerful passports in the world – the Canadian passport. To know more about the benefits of bearing a Canadian passport, click here.


During your first year of citizenship, you are eligible to apply for the Cultural Access Pass (CAP), which is a one-of-its-kind program undertaken by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC). The pass allows new Canadian citizens to travel, explore and discover Canada during their first year of citizenship with some amazing benefits. To know more about the Cultural Access Pass (CAP), click here.


If you are curious to see how a real Canadian citizenship ceremony would look like, you can watch the video below. 


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