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Citizenship Application

Citizenship is not automatically granted in Canada.
You must apply for citizenship after meeting requirements for residency, language and employment.

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Citizenship Test

Copies of actual citizenship tests used by Citizenship and Immigration Canada are not available, but you can use the sample tests and other resources provided below to help prepare yourself for the kinds of questions you might be asked on the citizenship test. For citizenship preparation workshops, check here for our upcoming event.

For more information about applying for Canadian citizenship, the citizenship test, and much more, consult the Government of Canada’s Apply for Canadian Citizenship web portal.

Application Process and Eligibility

To be eligible to become a Canadian citizen, you must:

  • be a permanent resident
  • have lived in Canada for 3 out of the last 5 years
  • have filed your taxes, if you need to
  • pass a test on your rights, responsibilities and knowledge of Canada
  • prove your language skills
Language Requirement

When applying for citizenship if you’re 18 to 54 years old you will need to demonstrate you have reached Level 4 or higher in the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) / Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadien (NCLC) for speaking and listening in English or French. You can do this by:

  • Completing secondary or post-secondary education in English or French, in Canada or abroad.
  • Completing certain government-funded language training programs.
  • Passing the CELPIP or IELTS test.


Complete list of acceptable documents

Practice Tests and Study Resources

The official study guide for the Canadian citizenship test. The citizenship study guide, however, is in the process of being updated to include Indigenous History.

Use this practice test to help you prepare for the Canadian citizenship test.

135 multiple-choice question practice test prepared by the Richmond Public Library.

Learn useful information about the Canadian Government. 

Learn about the roles of the institutions and people that help govern Canada.

Test Answers for Vancouver Residents - Government Only

Current as of July 17, 2023

Federal Government

  1. Head of State (and King of Canada) is King Charles III.
  2. The name of the representative of the King of Canada, the Governor General, is Mary Simon.
  3. The Head of Government, the Prime Minister, is Justin Trudeau.
  4. The name of the political party in power is the Liberal Party of Canada.
  5. The name of the Leader of the Opposition is Pierre Poilievre.
  6. The name of the party representing His Majesty’s Loyal Opposition is the Conservative Party of Canada.
  7. The names of the other opposition parties and leaders are:
    1. Bloc Québécois  – Yves-François Blanchet
    2. New Democratic Party (NDP) – Jagmeet Singh
    3. Green Party of Canada – Elizabeth May
  8. My Member of Parliament (MP) in Ottawa is ________. Go to Find My MP
  9. My federal electoral district is called­­­ _______. Go to Find My Electoral District.
  • Note: There are six federal electoral districts in Vancouver. They are: Vancouver Centre, Vancouver East, Vancouver Granville, Vancouver Kingsway, Vancouver Quadra, and Vancouver South.


Provincial Government – BC

  1. The representative of the King in my province, the Lieutenant Governor, is Janet Austin.
  2. The Head of Government (the Premier) is David Eby.
  3. The name of the provincial party in power is the BC NDP.
  4. The names of the provincial opposition parties and leaders are:
    1. BC United (formally BC Liberal Party) – Kevin Falcon
    2. BC Green Party – Sonia Furstenau 
  5. My provincial representative is _______. Go to Find My MLA and enter your postal code.


Municipal Government – Vancouver

  1. The name of the municipality where I live is Vancouver.
  2. The name of the head of the municipal government (mayor or reeve) is Ken Sim.
  3. The names of Vancouver’s 10 City Councillors are: Sarah Kirby-Yung, Lisa Dominato, Brian Montague, Mike Klassen, Peter Meiszner, Rebecca Bligh, Lenny Zhou, Adriane Carr, Christine Boyle, and Peter Fry.


Useful Websites

The step-by-step process for applying for Canadian citizenship
Use the calculator if you are a permanent resident applying for citizenship.
To become a Canadian citizen, you must take the Citizenship test. This helps you prepare for the test and interview.
This has practice questions to help you study for the Citizenship test. It is partly paid for by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
The study guide for Citizenship test preparation.

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