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Canadian Citizenship

Becoming a Canadian Citizen

Now that you’ve been in Canada a few years, you may be thinking about applying to become a Canadian Citizen. Becoming a Canadian Citizen is a privilege that comes with rights and responsibilities – the right (and responsibility) to vote, to hold a Canadian passport and to be more fully engaged in the fabric of Canadian life.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) offers a variety of resources to help in preparing newcomers become Canadian citizens.

Through the IRCC website, you have access to a variety of online resources, such as


Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship is a study guide that will help you prepare for your citizenship test or interview.


The Discover Canada study guide is also available as an ebook, either with embedded audio or without embedded audio.


Before you can become a citizen there are several steps you need to follow. First, you must determine you eligibility for citizenship. Then you can fill out an application and continue to the process to becoming a citizen. Please visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship website for more information.


Additional Resources

Looking for a citizenship and reaffirmation ceremony near you? Check out the Citizenship and Reaffirmation Ceremony Map

Are you wondering what the questions are? The Toronto Public Library has created a practice test .


Have some questions about the Discover Canada study guide or the citizenship test? Visit IRCC’s Frequently Asked Questions Page .


Canada allows dual citizenship so becoming a Canadian Citizen doesn’t have to mean relinquishing other citizenship, visit the IRCC’s Dual Citizenship site for more information. 




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