What Is The Citizenship Test?

Canadian Citizenship Test

  • 20 questions long
  • multiple choice
  • must be written unless you qualify for the oral test
  • mandatory for all citizenship applicants between the ages of 18 and 54

The Canadian Citizenship Test is an exam that tests your knowledge of Canada, its customs, values and history. It is 20 questions long and is usually administered as a written test but it can be administered as an oral exam under certain circumstances. Anyone applying for citizenship between the ages of 18 and 54 has to take the test.


What is the Canadian Citizenship Test?

The Canadian Citizenship Test is an exam in the form of a multiple choice quiz that anyone applying for Canadian citizenship must take, unless the applicant is under 18 years of age or older than 54 years of age. The test is designed to test your knowledge of Canada, its history, culture, traditions and values. The test is 20 questions long, which are drawn from a larger pool.


Practice Materials for the Citizenship Test

The official practice material is a booklet called Discover Canada. It is available online as a pdf. You can order a hard copy if you would like, by going to this page.

There are many practice tests available online we have a practice test that you can take as many times as you want, for free.

Practice for the citizenship test.


Why Do I Have to Take the Citizenship Test?

One of the requirements of becoming a Canadian citizen is to show that you can live in Canada and participate in society. One way IRCC assesses this is through the test. By passing the test, you show you have some knowledge about Canada, our history, our political institutions and other aspects of Canadian life. This knowledge is important for you to fit within Canadian society, so you can fulfil your duties as a citizen, and so you are aware of your rights.


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